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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.

Sep 12, 2013

Sep 12, 2013

News Scan for Sep 12, 2013

Dengue cases in Florida
Health departments and the recession
European foodborne disease
C diff, MRSA treatments

Sep 03, 2013

Sep 03, 2013
Surgeon washing hands

Study: Healthcare-linked infections cost US $10 billion a year

Five of the most common healthcare-related infections cost the US nearly $10 billion a year.

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.

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