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Hospital Infection Control & Prevention – October 1, 2022

October 1, 2022

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  • Drug-Resistant Pathogens Surging in Hospitals

    Already classified as a high priority, “urgent” threat in 2019, Candida auris infections increased 60% in 2020 as the chaos of the pandemic derailed infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship efforts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.

  • Lessons Learned, Initiatives to Support

    Conceding that the pandemic has undone much of the nation’s progress on preventing the rise of antimicrobial resistance, especially in hospitals, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged support and funding for key initiatives.

  • CDC Struggles to Regain Public Health Footing

    Once widely considered the greatest public health institution in the world, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has admitted it mishandled the COVID-19 pandemic response and has begun an ambitious rebuild.

  • Mortality Projections Spur CDC Booster Approval

    Clinicians and public health epidemiologists are loath to make bold moves with a dearth of data, but one dire projection recently swayed clearly uncomfortable members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

  • Fear of a Polio Outbreak Brewing in New York

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a case of paralytic polio in an unvaccinated, immune-competent young patient who presented to an emergency room in Rockland County, NY, with lower limb weakness and fever.