Infection Control - August 2017

Guidance issued for emerging fungal threat

An increasing number of cases has affected 55 hospitals so far in the U.K.


Study: Wipes more effective against C. difficile

Researchers from the Netherlands find wipes are better than sprays


Hospital criticized for fox extermination plan

U.K. hospital maternity unit has contacted pest control to remove foxes near building


Patient given bloody wheelchair at N.Y. hospital

St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh is investigating the incident


Study says cleaning dirty sponges strengthens worst bacteria

Microwaving a sponge only kills the weak bacteria


Healthcare facility renovation linked to decline in bacteria

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


A ‘perfect storm’ superbug worrying infection experts

Candida auris resists usual control measures


Copper in linens and surfaces can help prevent infections

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


Study finds Zika unlikely to be passed by casual contact

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


Colo. engineers demonstrate hospital 'germ trap'

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


Website lists waterborne pathogens more potentially dangerous than sharks

STAT published a list of waterborne pathogens with bite


Healthcare facilities can optimize infection prevention with best practices

Drones investments may be five years away


Army hospitals deploying germ-killing robots

Three new robots were recently sent to South Korea


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

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



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