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CDC lowers flu season death estimate
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday substantially lowered its often-quoted estimate of how many...
Gadgets to keep new hospital free from infection
One of the United Kingdom's newest hospitals has been showing off the latest technology to keep hospitals clean...
Disease outbreak that killed 2 patients is over, Vancouver hospital says
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital has eliminated the latest outbreak of Clostridium difficile, after nearly...
Las Vegas panel discusses how best to stem the spread of infection
A Las Vegas Sun investigation found that lethal “superbugs" are infecting thousands of patients in local...
MO reverses policy that removed older data on hospital infections
Missouri will start publishing past years of data about hospital infection rates on its website, the state's top health...
NH releases report on HAIs
The state released its first report yesterday on hospital infections, showing that patients developed 134 infections...
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria moving from South Asia to US
A dangerous new mutation that makes some bacteria resistant to almost all antibiotics has become increasingly common in...
US sees drop in dangerous hospital staph illnesses
Aggressive, drug-resistant staph infections caught in hospitals or from medical treatment are becoming scarcer, another...
Electronic surveillance is key to HAI investigation
Electronic surveillance is becoming a critical tool in an infection preventionist's arsenal of tools with which to...
Florida hospitals join forces to cut readmissions
Eighty-one hospitals in Florida are teaming up with one important goal: to reduce the number of infections...