Infection Control

Jan 28, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State Department announced coronavirus (2019-nCoV) screenings at 20 U.S. airports, up from five. CDC also raised their travel guidance to Level 3 — avoid all nonessential travel to China.
Jan 27, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed five travel-related U.S. patients tested positive for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) with 110 patients across 26 states under investigation.
Jan 21, 2020
The CDC confirmed that a Washington state man was diagnosed Monday with coronavirus after returning from the Wuhan, China, region.
Jan 9, 2020
Health care providers should notify their state and local health departments and infection control personnel immediately if patients with unexplained severe respiratory illness developed symptoms within two weeks of returning from Wuhan City, China, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
Dec 20, 2019
A report highlighting key findings from STRIVE (States Targeting Reduction in Infections via Engagement) - a national initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and aimed at improving infection control practices and strengthening health care-associated infection…
Nov 14, 2019
The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $6 million contract to further develop a novel diagnostics technology to rapidly distinguish bacterial infections from viral infections.
Nov 1, 2019
Acute-care hospitals reduced Clostridium difficile infections by 12%, central line-associated bloodstream infections by 9% and catheter-associated urinary tract infections by 8% in 2018.
Oct 21, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday released an update to its 1998 guidelines to prevent and control infection in the health care workplace, including special considerations associated with emergency response personnel and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Sep 27, 2019
NYC Health + Hospitals has published a guide to help hospitals and health systems plan and train for emerging infectious disease threats, and customize their plans specific to their unique clinical, operational and financial needs.
Sep 26, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the final four courses in the 11-course STRIVE online training series to help health care organizations prevent healthcare-associated infections.