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Flu cases rising at alarming rates

As 2017 has gotten underway and much of the country has their attention turned to the new presidency, the flu virus is starting to take hold. According to the recent FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the cases of influenza continue to rise....

source: By Joan Spitrey
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Use of three evidence-based practices appears to substantially increase survival of veterans with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, new research suggests. In a retrospective observational study of nearly 37,000 patients with SAB, 30-day...

source: Medscape

Studies have shown that many Americans do not take important precautions before traveling to countries in which certain infectious diseases are endemic, and the consequences can be serious. Travelers face threats ranging from mosquito-borne...

source: Healio

Antibiotic stewardship programs are effective, but still limited within nursing home communities, according to a new report. Researchers from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, used databases to collect data in order...

source: MD Magazine

Join SHEA for the Antimicrobial Stewardship Research Workshop on November 15 - 16, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. This workshop focuses on providing knowledge and experience to attendees to create novel research related to antimicrobial stewardship across the healthcare continuum....

source: SHEA

In mice, an infection-induced condition known as sepsis may increase the risk of life-threatening secondary infection by preventing recruitment of infection-fighting cells to the skin, according to new research published in PLOS...

source: PLOS via ScienceDaily

New York City emergency departments performed relatively well during "mystery patient drills" that secretly tested their ability to identify and isolate patients with communicable diseases, researchers found. Patients who entered an emergency...

source: MedPage Today

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