Research and Advancement

Research and Advancement

Research and Advancement

Out-TB Web

New Web Surveillance Technology for Disseminating Data Critical for TB Control

Demonstration Data.  Image Courtesy of Public Health Ontario Abstract: The investigation of tuberculosis (TB) transmission and control is significantly enhanced in Ontario, Canada through the use...
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Importance of Using Antibiotics Correctly and Completing the Prescribed Dose

Abstract: The misuse of antibiotics coupled to a decrease in the number of novel drugs entering the clinic has led to the development of antibiotic...
ITNs and MBNs

Attitudes Toward Utilization Of Insecticide-Treated Bed Nets Among Pregnant Women And Care-Takers Of Under-Five

Abstract: This study determined the attitudes toward utilization of insecticide-treated bed nets among pregnant women and children under-five in the Ikwerre Local Government Area (LGA) of...
ESKAPE Pathogens

ESKAPES: Emerging Pathogens of Concern

Abstract: Emerging pathogens in healthcare settings are a concern due to their antibiotic resistant nature. Historically, the water treatment providers have been concerned with Legionella,...
Touch Screens

Touchscreens: The Mosquito of the Digital Age

Abstract The widespread and rapidly growing automation and digitization of our world has led to the installation of billions of touchscreens, both in our personal...
Stethoscope Covers

Evaluation of Bioburden Reduction with the Use of Stethoscope Covers

Disclaimer: The authors of this report and InfectionControl.tips declare no conflict of interest with the following critical evaluation and research. No funds or influence were...
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Antibiotic Resistance – The return of the Four Horsemen

Abstract: Antibiotics are almost singlehandedly responsible for eliminating deaths and mortality caused by infectious disease. However, antibiotic resistance is disseminating among deadly pathogens, returning us...
HerSwab

Self-screening for STI and HPV

Abstract: Cervical Cancer and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) are two diseases affecting women's health that could be greatly reduced through prevention practices and regular screening....
Hospital Infections: The Impact On Healthcare Worker Absenteeism

Hospital Infections: The Impact on Healthcare Worker Absenteeism

Abstract About half of all healthcare worker (HCW) absence can be attributed to gastrointestinal and/or respiratory illness, two sets of conditions that could be caught...
Syndromic Surveillance

Syndromic Surveillance for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Abstract This paper argues that there is a poor fit between the use of precise methods of case definition and case ascertainment for reporting infection...