Held once every ten years, the Decennial Conference reviews the advances of the previous decade and the opportunities and trends for the fields of healthcare epidemiology, infectious diseases, and infection prevention and control for the future.
Please join this interactive meeting focused on examining measurement, standards, technology and data research needs to promote innovation in the effective use and implementation of ultraviolet-C (UVC) technology in healthcare settings for the reduction and prevention of healthcare associated infections (HAIs).
This study describes an outbreak with a single strain of a multidrug-resistant bacterium (Klebsiella oxytoca ST201) in a German neonatal intensive care unit, that was ended when the washing machine was removed.
Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute have found that Clostridium difficile is evolving into two different species, one that has adapted to spread in hospital settings.
Hospital patients in the United Kingdom have been exposed to listeria from eating contaminated food provided by seven hospitals. The government states that there have not been any new cases related to this outbreak and that the risk to public health is very low.
A study by University of Plymouth researchers suggests that standard disinfectants used by hospitals may no longer be effective in preventing the spread of Clostridioides difficile.
Epidemiologic data and whole genome sequencing revealed a transmission of more than three years duration of New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae with antibiotic-resistant genes in a northern California hospital.
Research demonstrated that procedures used to contain Candida auris infection in an animal facility can potentially be applied to hospitals and other healthcare facilities to limit its spread.
The analysis of 1,521 samples taken from the edges of curtains, where they are touched most often, found 334 (22%) tested positive for multidrug-resistant organisms 9MDROs).
Misdiagnosis of infection strains in hospitals is leading to a public health crisis, as doctors treat these infections unnecessarily and ineffectively with antibiotics. To tackle this, new precision medicine solutions are being tested.