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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Copper surfaces reduce the rate of health care-acquired infections

Placement of copper objects in intensive care unit (ICU) hospital rooms reduced the number of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) in patients by more than half, according to a new study published in the May issue of Infection ...

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New tools help nursing homes track and prevent deadly infections

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have each released new tools and information to help track deadly healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in nursing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hospital water taps contaminated with bacteria

New research finds significantly higher levels of infectious pathogens in water from faucet taps with aerators compared to water from deeper in the plumbing system. Contaminated water poses an increased risk for infection ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Multiple strains of C. difficile cause severe patient outcomes

No single genetic strain of the widespread Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) bacteria appears to be any more harmful than other strains, according to new research published online today in Infection Control & Hospital ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

MRSA colonization common in groin and rectal areas

Colonization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) allows people in the community to unknowingly harbor and spread this life-threatening bacteria. The inside of the front of the nose is where this bacteria ...

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