The Contagion® Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) specialty page provides HAI-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.
Today, May 5th, is Hand Hygiene Day, a day that reminds healthcare workers, visitors, and policy makers alike, that frequent handwashing can be used to fight the growing threat of antibiotic resistance, and ultimately, save millions of lives.
The results of a recent study reveal a high prevalence of colonization of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria in nursing home residents, emphasizing the need to enhance infection control and prevention in these institutions.
Influenza A (H3N2) has caused most of the illnesses in this severe flu season, but influenza B is becoming increasingly responsible for more infections as the flu season continues to hit the United States.
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