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Infectious Disease

From Oct. 15 to Oct. 21, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology will raise awareness about antibiotic resistance through a Twitter chat and new infographic.

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The emergency operations center was activated in January 2016 to respond to the harmful effects of the virus when contracted during pregnancy.

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With 153 clinical C. auris cases reported in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated infection control guidelines.

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Two free online simulations help health care providers improve decision-making skills during infectious disease outbreaks and public health emergencies.

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The funding will support state and local health departments in testing for drug-resistant fungi and promote the use of whole genome sequencing in testing.

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Essential hospitals, key providers of public health and emergency preparedness services, stand ready to support the nation's response to the spreading Zika virus. Find resources from the CDC and other experts here.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data show incidence of Clostridium difficile in hospitals and nursing homes fell for the first time in decades.

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The findings highlight the need for continued mosquito surveillance and can help health departments and mosquito control districts plan for outbreaks.

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The World Health Organization now groups antibiotics into three categories: Access, Watch, and Reserve, for drugs that should be used as a "last resort."

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The challenge asks organizations to share how they use the National Health Security Preparedness Index to advance health security and disaster preparedness.

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This year, 77 U.S. cases of Candida auris have been reported; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is assisting health agencies in affected areas.

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The webinar will focus on managing resources, setting priorities, engaging stakeholders, and anticipating needs during crises, such as disease outbreaks.

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CDC has found an increase in Shigella bacteria resistant to flouroquinone antibiotics, which could indicate resistance to other drugs.

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A lethal, drug-resistant fungus called Candida auris could pose the country's leading health risk.

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The list of 12 antibiotic-resistant "priority pathogens" is aimed at guiding and promoting the research and development of new antibiotics.

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The vaccine triggers an immune response to mosquito saliva; the study is expected to enroll up to 60 healthy adults and finish by summer 2018.

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CDC will host two free workshops with the National Ebola Training & Education Center to train health care workers on delivering patient care during an infectious disease epidemic.

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The 90-minute webinar will focus on training hospital epidemiologists in the interpersonal skills necessary to handle an infectious disease outbreak.

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Jennifer Pisano, associate medical director of The University of Chicago Medicine's Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, discusses proper use of antibiotics.

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The study found that treatment with high-risk antibiotics made sepsis 80 percent more likely compared with patients who were not treated with antibiotics.

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The Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity aims to educate providers on Zika screening protocols, clinical interventions, reporting processes and more.

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Each year, APIC sponsors International Infection Prevention Week to highlight the importance of infection prevention in improving patient safety.

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If left unchecked, antibiotic-resistant infections will kill 10 million people a year and cost the worldwide economy $100 trillion by 2050.

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The recommendations, developed by the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee, aim to optimize treatment and minimize adverse consequences.

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In August, CDC sent states about $2.5 million in laboratory supplies and equipment — including two diagnostic tests — to combat the Zika virus.

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The voluntary recall now applies to all of PharmaTech’s liquid products, including those labeled by Bayshore, Centurion, Major, Metron, Rugby, and Virtus.

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The funds are intended for epidemiological surveillance and investigation, mosquito control and monitoring, and strengthening of laboratory capacity.

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Florida-based PharmaTech issued the voluntary recall of liquid docusate sodium that could be contaminated with B. cepacia, an antibiotic-resistant bacteria linked to an outbreak in five states.

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CDC has received multiple reports of Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) infection clusters in pediatric intensive care units.

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New hospital resource offers examples of ways to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria and outlines CDC's core elements of stewardship programs.

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To prevent transmission of the virus, workers should use proper infection control and biosafety practices to avoid direct contact with blood-borne pathogens.

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Just added: CDC interim guidance for management of survivors of Ebola Virus disease in U.S. health care settings

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FDA official notes "urgent need” to accelerate development of medical products to combat the virus and says the agency will “leverage its authorities" to aid that process.

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New instructions are validated by the FDA to ensure they meet proper guidelines to avoid transmission of antibiotic resistant bacteria.

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Children who have been to infected areas within past two weeks or show two or more symptoms of Zika virus should be screened for the virus.

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Agency says blood donors should self-defer if they show symptoms, have traveled to Zika-infected regions, or have had sexual contact with someone from an infected region.

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World Health Organization declares end of epidemic in West Africa, but says to expect small flare-ups due to persistence of virus after patient recovery.

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CDC report outlines the need for monitoring of CRE and related antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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Week-long annual event will engage stakeholders in discussion and education about antibiotic stewardship in inpatient, outpatient, and animal health settings.

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Change follows Nov. 7 declaration by World Health Organization that Sierra Leone is free of Ebola. Some checks remain, including for temperature and possible exposure.

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FDA cites violations of federal law that could result in an increased risk of infection transmission by company's equipment.

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New report from ECRI Institute also lists failure to respond to clinical alarms, unsafe injection practices, and insufficient training among top hazards.

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Hospitals should assess units to ensure they are safe and properly maintained and not contaminated with non-tuberculosis mycobacterium. Patients who may have been exposed to NTM should monitor signs of potential infection for several years.

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The prevention epicenters will identify innovative ways to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in health care facilities. University of Utah and the University of Illinois - Chicago join Cook County Health & Hospital System as essential hospital participants.

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Travelers from Liberia will no longer be screened upon entry. CDC recommends providers continue screening patients who have traveled from Liberia for symptoms of Ebola and other infectious diseases.

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Event, open to all providers, will focus on coordinating efforts in the fight against the increasing number of potentially life-threatening germs that resist drugs created to treat them.

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Vital Signs report recommends collaboration between public health departments and health care facilities to stop antibiotic resistance, promote infection control.

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New York's Bellevue Hospital Center to join Emory University and University of Nebraska Medical Center in collaboration with federal agencies.

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Staff from Ebola assessment hospitals will learn how to prepare facilities and staff to receive, isolate, and care for patients being evaluated for Ebola.

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Three association members were among nine groups of grantees that will receive funding to sustain preparedness for treating patients with Ebola and other highly infectious diseases.

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CDC guidance covers evaluation criteria, infection control information for MERS-CoV. Criteria include fever, pneumonia, recent travel to the Arabian Peninsula or South Korea.

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The plan serves as a guide for federal departments and agencies to combat the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Funding is included in the president's proposed FY 2016 budget.

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Announcement follows recent "superbug" outbreaks at two Los Angeles hospitals that occurred without identified lapses of infection control

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Grants will support Ebola preparedness activities at hospitals, fund regional networks for Ebola patient care, and create pathogen treatment centers nationally

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New online tools include maps of cases nationally and specific to outbreak linked to Disneyland resort

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Training videos help ED personnel identify, triage, and briefly manage the care of patients who may have Ebola or any highly infectious disease.

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Plus, senators are concerned with the CMS rating system for Medicare Advantage plans.

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At Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, older staff are teaching younger docs with no measles experience how to recognize symptoms.

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Guidance covers the management and testing of routine clinical specimens for Ebola, while minimizing risk to laboratory personnel.

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Treatment centers together have 53 beds suitable for Ebola care, and more than 80 percent of travelers from Ebola-affected countries live within 200 miles of a center.

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While Congress is in recess, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing addressing the U.S. public health response to Ebola. CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, and other U.S. public health officials will testify.

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The panel will assess the impact of potential regulations on this exposure. The SBA seeks small business entity representatives to inform the panel.

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Congress meets this week to extend federal funding through Dec. 11. Other legislative considerations include medical device tax, VA authorities, and the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program. Committees will address CHIP, Ebola, and the ACA.

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