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Nov 11, 2016

Nov 11, 2016
hospital ventilator

WHO details recent Saudi hospital MERS cluster

The WHO's update on 13 cases reported from Saudi Arabia also includes a pair of household contacts and some cases with camel exposure.

Nov 10, 2016

Nov 10, 2016
cystic fibrosis

Study describes spread of drug-resistant bug that infects cystic fibrosis patients

The bacterium may have recently evolved to spread person to person, as it becomes more virulent.

Nov 04, 2016

Nov 04, 2016

ASP News Scan for Nov 04, 2016

Antibiotics in waste water
MDR-TB in West Africa
Antibiotics and sepsis
Pediatric fluoroquinolone guidelines
Antiseptic-linked colistin resistance
Nursing home ASP guide
ASPs in small community hospitals
ID consults

Nov 03, 2016

Nov 03, 2016
Surgery

WHO guidance says no routine post-surgery antibiotics

The WHO says preventive antibiotics should be used before and during surgery but not after.

Nov 01, 2016

Nov 01, 2016

News Scan for Nov 01, 2016

WHO details MERS cases
Weather factors and flu
Contaminated robot surgery tools

Oct 27, 2016

Oct 27, 2016
Nurse wearing scrubs

Study: Dangerous bacteria can end up on nurses' scrubs

The pockets and sleeves of nurses' scrubs showed contamination 10% of the time.

Oct 19, 2016

Oct 19, 2016

News Scan for Oct 19, 2016

E coli in beef
Avian flu outbreaks
Cholera funding
Healthcare-related infections
5-strain kids' vaccine

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.

Oct 05, 2016

Oct 05, 2016

News Scan for Oct 05, 2016

H5N1 in UAE, Nigeria
MERS sample mishandling
US Burkholderia cepacia outbreak
NICU respiratory infections

Sep 29, 2016

Sep 29, 2016

Antimicrobial Resistance Scan for Sep 29, 2016

HAIs and hospital surfaces
Rapid tests for bloodstream infections

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