A total of 2,809 confirmed Legionnaires cases were reported from 21 US jurisdictions, including 85 definite and 468 possible healthcare associated cases.
A 2010 study found that only about 40 percent of doctors and other health care providers comply with hospital hand hygiene rules.
Concerns regarding health care associated infections (HAIs) are higher in the operating room (OR) as surgical site infections account for 31 percent of all HAIs in hospitalized patients.
This blog discusses issues and news related to infection prevention and control.
In the study, salt killed off Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) 20 to 30 times faster than copper.