Infection Control - August 2017

Study says cleaning dirty sponges strengthens worst bacteria

Microwaving a sponge only kills the weak bacteria

8/17/2017


Healthcare facility renovation linked to decline in bacteria

Researchers found a sharp but temporary decline in patient colonization with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE)

8/15/2017


A ‘perfect storm’ superbug worrying infection experts

Candida auris resists usual control measures

8/9/2017


Copper in linens and surfaces can help prevent infections

Researchers found an 83 percent reduction in infections caused by Clostridium difficile

8/9/2017


Study finds Zika unlikely to be passed by casual contact

Sharing a fork or spoon is not enough to spread the Zika virus

8/7/2017


Colo. engineers demonstrate hospital 'germ trap'

Researchers seal off a hospital wing and adjust the existing ventilation system

8/4/2017


Website lists waterborne pathogens more potentially dangerous than sharks

STAT published a list of waterborne pathogens with bite

8/3/2017


Healthcare facilities can optimize infection prevention with best practices

Drones investments may be five years away

8/3/2017


Army hospitals deploying germ-killing robots

Three new robots were recently sent to South Korea

8/2/2017


VA probe looking into allegations of fly-infested operating room in N.H.

A top-to-bottom review of the Manchester VAMC is planned

8/1/2017



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