Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

Swapping Spit in the Chip Dip

Swapping Spit in the Chip Dip

Abstract: Double dippers beware.  Like kissing, more surprises await you than you would realize.  Recent studies have shown that the transmission of bacteria from the...
Isolation of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus from the Oral Cavity of Companion Dogs

Isolation of MRSA from the Oral Cavity of Companion Dogs

Abstract There is currently a great deal of concern about the methods of transfer of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the community and in...
Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2017

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2017

Abstract Medical Laboratory Professionals saves lives every day. To highlight the efforts of these clinical laboratory scientists, Outbreak News Today featured a team of Medical...
Zika Virus Primer

Zika Primer: What is Zika Virus Fever?

Abstract: The Pan American Health Organization has recently published an Epidemiological Alert (December 3, 2015) for Zika virus and its correlation to more serious neurological...
Enhanced Disinfection Systems

Considerations When Choosing An Enhanced Disinfection System

Abstract This article examines Ultraviolet light and Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor disinfection technologies. Main Article The hard surface environment has been linked to transmission of pathogens to patients.  The risk of...
Antimicrobial Properties of Copper and Copper Alloys for Infection Control

Antimicrobial Properties of Copper and Copper Alloys for Infection Control

Abstract Over the past decade the development of additional disinfecting methods has become increasingly important to prevent hospital acquired infections as antibiotic drug resistance has...
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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...
Electrostatics

Electrostatics: A Solution for Healthy Touch Point Surface Treatments

Abstract: In the infection prevention and control industry, environmental cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces is becoming more important than ever before.  Research studies show that...
E.Coli Bacteria

E. coli O157:H7 – The Latest Pathogen Involved in a Multi-state Outbreak

Abstract: E.coli 0157:H7 is the most common STEC (Shiga-toxins producing E. coli) in North America and can be found in a variety of food products,...
The case for antimicrobial stewardship

The case for Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Student Call to Action.

Abstract: Antibiotic resistance is a modern-day crisis. Medical professionals are quickly running out of antibiotics that we can use to treat deadly bacterial infections and...