Infectious Disease

NACCHO Endorses New Guidance for Healthcare Facilities Responding to Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Healthcare epidemiologists play a key role in emergency preparedness and response. To support this role, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), with the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, released…

Report: Eliminating Opioid Overdoses, Deaths, and Substance Use Disorders Exceeds $95 Billion per Year

Altarum recently released a report assessing the potential societal benefit of eliminating opioid overdoses, death, and substance use disorders, and found that the benefit would have exceeded $95 billion dollars in 2016. Part of that benefit comes…

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…