News & Perspective

Nov 07, 2013

Nov 07, 2013

News Scan for Nov 07, 2013

Campylobacter in chicken livers
Call for rabies elimination
H1N1 spread on airplanes
MRSA on buses

Oct 23, 2013

Oct 23, 2013

News Scan for Oct 23, 2013

Meningococcal vaccine option for babies
Drug-resistant bacteria in the ICU

Sep 23, 2013

Sep 23, 2013

News Scan for Sep 23, 2013

Ebbing flu vaccine effectiveness
MRSA increase in kids
Group decries poultry inspection program

Sep 16, 2013

Sep 16, 2013
Manure spreading in field

MRSA studies: Incidence down; field manure may be risk factor

Healthcare-related MRSA cases are down, but where a person lives may influence risk.

May 29, 2013

May 29, 2013

Large study finds no need for ICU MRSA screening

(CIDRAP News) – Disinfecting all intensive care unit (ICU) patients was found to be more effective and easier to implement than specifically screening ICU patients for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) before disinfection in a study of more than 70,000 patients published today.

Apr 24, 2013

Apr 24, 2013

MRSA dropping in hospitals; elsewhere, not so much

(CIDRAP News) – The latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that hospitals have cut their incidence of invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in half since 2005, but the decline in community-associated MRSA infections has been far more modest.

Mar 05, 2013

Mar 05, 2013

CDC warns of drug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

(CIDRAP News) – Federal officials today warned of a new type of antibiotic-resistant threat that is more dangerous than methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), but could be curbed now with prompt action from health leaders, healthcare workers, and even patients, they say.

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