Infectious Disease

CDC Safe Healthcare Blog: 341 Days Without a C. difficile Infection

Clostridium difficile (C. difficile or C. diff) is the most common cause of healthcare-associated diarrhea in U.S. hospitals. Reducing healthcare-acquired C. difficile infections (CDIs) is a complex and evolving battle. Check out CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog…

Interim Guidance for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just published guidelines to support clinicians in diagnosing, evaluating, and managing infants with possible congenital Zika virus. The revised guidance updates recommendations for the diagnosis, evaluation, and…

International Infection Prevention Week 2017: Local Approaches to Combatting Antibiotic Resistance

Since the discovery of penicillin in 1928 by Alexander Fleming, antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs have revolutionized treatment of infectious diseases. However, even at the time of discovery, Fleming himself cautioned that resistance was a…

NACCHO Report: Shifting Our Approach to Mosquito Control Capabilities in the U.S.

The State of Mosquito Control in the U.S. Mosquito-borne diseases are an ongoing public health concern in the United States, but there seems to be a cyclical pattern when it comes to prioritizing mosquito control…

CDC: Estimated Range Maps for Aedes aegypti and albopictus Mosquitoes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released estimated range maps for Aedes aegypti and albopictus mosquitoes by using a model that predicts possible geographic ranges for these mosquitoes in the contiguous United…