The Dangers of Celebrating Too Early

The Dangers of Celebrating Too Early

Abstract  Clostridium difficile infections are a significant cause of death and harm in the United States. Despite their growing prevalence, surveillance and public reporting of...
Zika Response Disadvantaged Before The Outbreak Began

Zika Response Disadvantaged Before Outbreak Began: A Perspective

Abstract: Zika virus is the latest emergent virus to cause significant morbidity and mortality, despite being identified over half a century prior. Characterization of lesser-known...
The language of Zika virus testing

The Language of Zika Virus Testing

Abstract: When a new virus emerges or an old one re-emerges, one of the earliest conversations is about whether there exist good tests to detect...
Electronic Reporting

Electronic Reporting Gives Healthcare Employers the Nudge They Need to Protect Their Own

Abstract: In the United States the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced their new electronic reporting requirements for US workplaces.  Beginning July 2017, most...
Insurance Companies Pay the Price for HAIs

Insurance Companies Pay the Price for HAIs

Abstract: Hospitals continually publicize their levels of quality and safety, but there is still a steady increase in occurrences and fatalities due to infections transmitted...
MRR

The MMR Vaccine and Autism Conspiracy. Enough Already!

Abstract: Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, the anti-vaccination “conspiracy” movement continues to attempt to raise its ugly...
FOCUS Series

Newly Published HAI Series for Clinical Laboratory Professionals

We are pleased to announce that two of our authors, Rodney E. Rohde and Amber Mitchell, have collaborated on a series of FOCUS articles...
Non-Antibiotic Disinfection in the Poultry Industry

Non-Antibiotic Disinfection in the Poultry Industry: A Case for Super Oxidized Water

Abstract: There is a need for the elimination of antibiotic growth promoters in the poultry industry due to the rapid development of antibiotic drug resistance...
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...
Brazil

Zika Response Must Include Public Health Initiatives

Abstract: Zika virus fever is spreading in Latin America and has put the local and national health authorities, as well as the general population, on high...