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Apr 20, 2015

Apr 20, 2015

News Scan for Apr 20, 2015

Two more MERS cases
H5N1 in Egypt
Chikungunya uptick
New approach to sepsis
Fake-drug alert

Jan 06, 2015

Jan 06, 2015

News Scan for Jan 06, 2015

H7N9 case in China
MERS in Saudi Arabia, Jordan
ICU infections in elderly
Cold and catching cold

Apr 01, 2011

Apr 01, 2011

CDC issues new guidance on catheter-linked blood infections

(CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials today released a lengthy set of new guidelines for preventing bloodstream infections in patients with intravenous catheters, a problem that's estimated to cost the nation billions of dollars a year.

Jun 09, 2010

Jun 09, 2010

Audits find infection control gaps at ambulatory surgical centers

(CIDRAP News) – An observational survey of infection control practices in ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) in three states found that two thirds of the centers had at least one lapse and nearly 18% had three or more gaps in five reviewed areas, researchers from two federal agencies reported yesterday.

May 27, 2010

May 27, 2010

CDC reports drop in healthcare-related blood infections

(CIDRAP News) – Reports from 17 states show that one major type of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) dropped 18% in the first half of 2009, suggesting that the healthcare system is making progress in the battle against infections in hospitals, national health officials announced today.

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