The decline in vaccination rates across communities has led to the resurgence of diseases like measles and mumps, and recent outbreaks have demonstrated the importance of an integrated infection prevention...

A bacterial outbreak that affected 22 babies at the La Altagracia Maternity in the Dominican Republic has been identified as Klebsiella pneumoniae, according to a El Caribe report (computer translated). To...

A Seoul, S. Korea hospital is investigating the deaths of four infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to the Korean Centers for Disease Control (KCDC). In mid-December, antibiotic...

In this podcast from a Outbreak News This Week Radio Show interview from Jun. 2016, we examine the ABCs of the extremely contagious viral disease, measles. I am joined by registered nurse, infection control...

The intensive care unit (ICU) at the Hospital de Fuenlabrada has been closed after two patients tested positive for the fungal infection, Aspergillosis. According to a Gente report (computer translated),...

A new study suggests that healthcare professionals (HCPs) should heed to their own advice: stay home when sick. Some four in 10 HCPs work while experiencing influenza-like illness (ILI), according to findings published...

In Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, strict infection control measures are in place in some wards of the hospital to prevent the spread of Norovirus, a highly contagious vomiting and diarrhea bug. Chief...

Clothing worn by healthcare providers can become contaminated with bacteria; however, having nurses wear scrubs with antimicrobial properties did not prevent this bacterial contamination from occurring,...

Everything in life carries some risk it seems and this includes becoming an inpatient in a hospital. There are a number of risks associated with hospitals and one is acquiring infections–Hospitals...

You can lead a doctor to disinfection, but how do you get them to clean…or wipe ….or swab a stethoscope? That’s the question raised by a new quality improvement project published...