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For the First Time, Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals Drops

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Healthcare soils 101: Identifying and removing them

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Discontinuing contact precautions for MRSA, VRE does not increase infection rates

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Glove use tied to better infection control

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Some Infection Prevention Guidelines Remain Stubbornly Unclear

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EHR-based sepsis protocols could add to superbug threat

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More U.S. Measles Cases From No Vaccine vs. Imported Disease

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Multistate Outbreak of Human Campylobacter Infections Linked to Pet Store Puppies

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High bacteria levels in water complicates clean-up for some areas

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Novel rapid tests improve influenza diagnosis

Infection Prevention: Are Those Stethoscopes Clean?

New way to test antibiotics could lead to better drugs

Hand Hygiene in Hospitals Increases with Patient Involvement

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Survivor of severe infection on mission to save lives

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Proposed US Budget Cuts Could Have Severe Impact on Health Security

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Candida auris: An Emerging Global Fungal Disease

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Candida Auris: The Rise of a New Fungal Threat

Dallas County Reports 9th Human West Nile Case of 2017

Empowering patients effectively improves physician hand hygiene

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July 2017 Briefing - HIV & AIDS

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Vaccines are part of the solution to the emerging crisis of antibiotic resistance

A ‘perfect storm’ superbug: How an invasive fungus got health officials’ attention

Backyard Chickens Linked to Michigan Salmonella Outbreak

Doctors Make The Case Against Taking A Full Course Of Antibiotics

Weekly Digest: Serious MRSA-related infections not declining; antibiotic “courses” driving resistance

CDC antibiotics report calls for all-out stewardship efforts

A Large-scale 'Germ Trap' Solution for Hospitals

Seattle hospital wins $6.6M in Olympus medical scopes trial

Study: Doctors Rarely Clean Potentially Virus-Carrying Stethoscopes

Stethoscope hygiene nonexistent even after educational intervention

Cleanliness of Hands and Surfaces Plays Key Role in Cross-Contamination Prevention

Research raises hopes for gonorrhea vaccine

The G-20 Declaration Makes A Major Mention Of The World’s Top Infectious Killer

Gonorrhea Is Becoming Harder, & Sometimes Impossible, To Treat

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Handshake-free hospital: Doctor tests new method to limit spread of germs at medical center

Meningitis shot also offers some defense against gonorrhea, study finds

CDC: Flu shot was only 42 percent effective this season, but still worth getting

Marked increase seen in multiply recurrent C diff

Steve Streed earns highest honor for Infection Prevention and Epidemiology

Endoscope safety: how clean are those reusable medical scopes?

Properly sterilizing scopes still a challenge, experts say

Scope used for your colonoscopy may have another person’s colonoscopy germs on it

Did You Grow Up Thinking You're Allergic To Penicillin? Guess Again

Handshake-free zone: Keep those hands (and germs) to yourself in the hospital

New Study Links Antibiotic Resistance to Triclosan

Antibiotic Resistance Is Lurking in The Environment

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NFPA reaches final votes on key health care, life safety code changes

2 Cases Of Legionnaires’ Disease In Newborns Linked To Water Births

All 16 Reprocessed Ureteroscopes Tested in Study Were Still Contaminated

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Long-term care facilities lack infection control resources, staff

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VHA program reduces MRSA infections by nearly 90% in veterans living center

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Findings conflict on C diff rates in acute vs long-term care

Infection Control Corner: Bacteria hits the floor

Doctors Are Refusing Handshakes: Bad Manners or a Smart Germ Control Tactic?

Infants born in water births at risk of Legionnaires' disease, CDC says

Yemen cholera cases pass the 100,000 mark: WHO

A new infection control approach: ‘Handshake-free’ zones

1 in 4 Nursing Home Residents Has Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

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Maryland joins California in battling antibiotic overuse on farms

New Map Tracks Germs’ Travels Around Hospitals

To up patient compliance with hand hygiene, consider ease of use, study says

What happens when a hospital NICU goes handshake-free?

Antibiotic of last resort re-engineered to kill resistant bacteria

Handshake-Free Zones Target Spread Of Germs In The Hospital

Imams in U.S. take on the anti-vaccine movement during Ramadan

World Bank says most nations not ready for pandemic

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Sick, burned-out nurses are not what we want — they need TLC

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27% of nursing home residents colonized with MDR bacteria

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Increased MDR Gram-Negative Bacteria Prevalence in US Nursing Homes Highlights Need to Enhance Infection Control

Lack of Nurse Wellness Hinders Healthcare Industry Success

Zika testing recommendations changed for pregnant women

Deadly 'superbug' fungus emerging in U.S. hospitals

How to Keep the World Safe from Superbugs

Antibiotic Stewardship in Small Hospitals: Barriers and Potential Solutions

Closing the Gap Between Patient, Worker Safety

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'Catastrophic Threat': CDC Chief Fears a Deadly Superbug's Spread

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Why the Menace of Mosquitos Will Only Get Worse

It's False to Believe that Antibiotic Resistance is Only a Problem in Hospitals - GP Surgeries are Seeing it too

Children's Hospital Colorado's New 'Handshake Stewardship' Program led to a 10.9% Decline in Antibiotic Use

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The Big One is Coming, and it's Going to be a Flu Pandemic

Avoid Laxatives or Stool Softeners Prior to C. Difficile Test in Ped Inpatients

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Rare Brain Parasite Cases Spread in Hawaii

Texas Expands Zika Recommendations Ahead of 2017 Mosquito Season

Childhood Antibiotic Use Could Lead to Autoimmune Disease in Adulthood

The Ebola Effect: How Media Hype Distracts From Silent Epidemics

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ECRI Institute names top 10 patient safety concerns for 2017

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