Infection Control - June 2019

Ebola death toll in Congo surpasses 1,500

A total of 2,239 Ebola cases were reported since the outbreak began


Ebola efforts in Congo running short of money

Some fear situation will turn into a regional catastrophe


U.S. Candida auris cases near 700

The case count jumped by 71 in the span of one month


Ohio hospital links hot water system to Legionnaires' outbreak

Testing showed significant legionella bacteria in the hot water system


Arizona moves to revoke license after maggots found on Hacienda HealthCare resident

Hacienda is the same facility where an incapacitated female resident last year was raped and later gave birth to a baby


Hospital faucets can harbor slime and biofilm

Water splashing out of a sink can spread contaminants


Ohio hospital didn’t disinfect water lines linked to Legionnaires’

Officials said they think the bacteria are linked to inadequate disinfection prior to the facility’s opening


Flint hospital ordered to reduce Legionnaires' risks

Hospital says the order is part of an effort to shift blame


WHO repeats: Ebola outbreak not yet a global emergency.

It’s the third time agency has decided against emergency designation


How to mitigate the spread of pathogens in sterile medical areas

Pathogens are most likely to proliferate in areas where moisture can accumulate and in any type of indentation, nook, cranny, divot, crack and puncture


Ebola cases reported in Uganda

Cases are first outside outbreak in Congo


Twice-daily disinfection recommended for healthcare facility tablets

Tablets are often colonized with important human pathogens


Problems with water pump postpones surgeries at Mayo University Hospital

The water pump in the sterilization facility


WHO: Containing Congo Ebola outbreak may take two years

Of the 1,931 confirmed Ebola patients, 1,357 have died


Man hires attorney after contracting lice from gurney at Detroit hospital

Hospital employees discovered that someone had stuffed wet clothes covered in bugs - possibly lice - under the gurney he was given as a mattress


Ebola outbreak reaches 2,000 cases

The number of confirmed cases reached 2,000 three times as quickly as it took to reach 1,000


Three more Legionnaires’ cases reported at Mount Carmel Grove City Hospital

One person who contracted Legionnaires’ has died


Areas outside nursing home resident rooms key to infection control

Residents have frequent contact with staff and the environment outside of their rooms


New Ohio healthcare facility reports patient death in Legionnaires’ outbreak

The first patient was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ the day after the hospital opened


Michigan investigates Legionnaires' at four hospitals

Patient at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor confirmed with Legionnaires' disease


Environmental disinfection tips for Candida auris infection prevention and control

Preventing C. auris transmission requires diligent adherence to infection control recommendations, including placing patients colonized or infected with C. auris in single rooms on Standard and Contact Precautions


Study finds solutions for limiting exposure to Candida auris

Procedures used in an animal facility can potentially be applied to healthcare facilities



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