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May 04, 2010

May 04, 2010

CDC joins WHO push for better hand hygiene in healthcare

(CIDRAP News) – A day before the May 5 call toaction from the World Health Organization (WHO) to improve hand hygienepractices in healthcare workers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) held a clinicians teleconference on the topic and said it would unveil anew online resource tomorrow as part of the day's events.

Dec 20, 2012

Dec 20, 2012

Attack rate in fungal meningitis outbreak estimated at 4.4%

(CIDRAP News) – Researchers estimate from preliminary data that 4.4% of patients who were exposed to contaminated steroid drugs from a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy contracted fungal meningitis or other fungal infections, according to a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Oct 14, 2016

Oct 14, 2016
Open heart surgery

CDC warns of infections tied to heart surgery device

The concern comes after heater-cooler devices were found to be contaminated with Mycobacterium chimaera.

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