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Saskia v. Popescu, PhD, MPH, MA, CIC, is a hospital epidemiologist and infection preventionist. During her work as an infection preventionist, she performed surveillance for infectious diseases, preparedness, and Ebola-response practices. She holds a doctorate in Biodefense from 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 and has worked in both pediatric and adult acute care facilities.
In this outbreak, 18% of Ebola cases have been tied to health care transmission. How can we prevent this from continuing?
Can UV disinfecting lights tackle health care-associated infections?
A new study delves into the debate of N95 respirators versus surgical masks for seasonal influenza and other respiratory illnesses.
Following outbreaks and disinfecting failures, new recommendations advocate for duodenoscopes with disposable components seek to drive change in reducing risk of patient infections.
An automatic, built-in alert shows promise in helping to de-escalate antibiotic use at a large community teaching hospital.
A new study sheds light on the relationship between fungi and C diff infections.
A newer software called STEM offers an accessible, customizable tool for outbreak response and preparedness efforts.
Notes from the field detailing a case of a patient with a Klebsiella pneumoniae isolate with 3 carbapenem resistance genes can help guide practices against antibiotic resistance.
Is there a cure? How long until we find it? And will it work for the majority of people living with HIV?