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Apr 24, 2014

Apr 24, 2014

News Scan for Apr 24, 2014

MERS in Omani camels
New H7N9 cases
Effect of kids' vaccines
Frozen donor stool for C diff
Polio surveillance

Mar 07, 2014

Mar 07, 2014

News Scan for Mar 07, 2014

C difficile in kids
GBS and Zika virus

Sep 16, 2013

Sep 16, 2013
Clostridium difficile on agar plate

CDC: Antibiotic-resistant bugs sicken 2 million a year

Agency says the most urgent threats are drug-resistant C diff, Enterobacteriaceae, and gonorrhea.

Feb 12, 2013

Feb 12, 2013

US report card on hospital infections shows steady improvement

(CIDRAP News) – A new snapshot of infections acquired at US health facilities shows encouraging reductions in some notable areas, with room for improvement in others, such as catheter-associated urinary tract infections (UTIs), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported yesterday.

Sep 19, 2012

Sep 19, 2012

New tools aim to improve infection tracking in long-term care

(CIDRAP News) – A national medical organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released a pair of new tools designed to set a national standard for the tracking of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) in long-term care settings.

Jun 05, 2012

Jun 05, 2012

Wide range of C difficile interventions in the works

(CIDRAP News) – In the future, some patients scheduled to be hospitalized may be vaccinated or receive monoclonal antibodies before admission to prevent Clostridium difficile infections, a leading expert on C difficile said today.

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