News & Perspective

Apr 11, 2019

Apr 11, 2019
Nurse silhouette on curtain

Resistant microbes commonly found on hospital privacy curtains

MDRO contamination rates ranged from 11.9% to 28.5% across 6 facilities.

Mar 05, 2019

Mar 05, 2019
Wound care

CDC: Progress stalled against staph, MRSA infections

The rate of decline of MRSA bloodstream infections in US hospitals has slowed since 2012.

Feb 14, 2019

Feb 14, 2019
Chlorhexidine mouthwash

Study: At-home decolonization cuts MRSA, other infections

Six months of decolonization lowered MRSA rates 30% and any type of infection 17%.

Jan 08, 2019

Jan 08, 2019
Family of Hassidic Jews

Study highlights spread of unique Staph strain in Brooklyn

Infection rates were 10 times higher in children from an Orthodox Jewish community.