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Saskia v. Popescu

Saskia v. Popescu, MPH, MA, CIC, is a hospital epidemiologist and infection preventionist with Phoenix Children's Hospital. During her work as an infection preventionist she performed surveillance for infectious diseases, preparedness, and Ebola-response practices. She is currently a PhD candidate in Biodefense at George Mason University where her research focuses on the role of infection prevention in facilitating global health security efforts. She is certified in Infection Control.
A shortage of infectious disease physicians should have us all concerned and here's why.
A new study showed no statistically significant reduction in clinical cultures between chlorhexidine bathing and routine care.
Investigators sampled 6 ball pits in physical therapy clinics throughout Georgia to determine the level of microbial colonization.
Are the threats of CMS financial penalties creating tunnel vision for certain hospital-associated conditions?
Investigators are now exploring whether the “health care-associated” label for pneumonia is actually doing more damage than anticipated.
A new study of cockroaches collected from an Iranian hospitals sheds light on how these insects can carry and spread resistant microbes.
Deep-dives into Zika virus exposures shed light on how we can protect lab workers.
An investigation into a Nebraska Campylobacter outbreak conjures déjà vu.
Big advances in treatment can't make up for an inability to stop new infections, which number 5,000 per day worldwide.