The washing machine as a reservoir for transmission of extended spectrum beta-lactamase (CTX-M-15)-producing Klebsiella oxytoca ST201 in newborns

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. 

Nursing Homes Are a Breeding Ground for a Fatal Fungus

Much of the blame for the rise of drug-resistant infections like Candida auris has focused on failures in antibiotic stewardship and hospital acquired infections. However, public health experts say that nursing facilities are a weak link in the health care system as they are understaffed and ill-equipped to enforce infection control procedures, yet continuously cycle infected patients, or germ carriers into hospitals and back to the nursin facilities.

8th FIDSSA Congress

The biennial FIDSSA Congress attracts local and international experts to lead conversations on a wide spectrum of cutting-edge infectious diseases topics relevant to the region and the African continent. 

KUGH develop new micro liquid analysis technology using wave energy

Researchers developed a technique using wave energy to reduce virus detection time by half for malaria, dengue fever, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and other infectious diseases. Minimizing hospital detection time from one hour to 25 minutes may help make a diagnosis in time to treat patients properly.

2018 AAHA Infection Control, Prevention, and Biosecurity Guidelines

These guidelines include step-by-step instructions to upgrade infection control, prevention, and biosecurity efforts in any hospital, including recommendations on establishing an infection control practitioner to coordinate and implement the guidelines; developing standard operating procedures; creating a training plan; and implementing a surveillance program.