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IPAC News for the week of April 6 to April 9, 2021Apr122021

MRSA improvement within a highly endemic hospital in Malta: infection control measures or clonal change? Journal    Canucks’ ‘scary’ COVID-19 outbreak sends chill through North Division. News   Bring COVID-19 vaccines to essential businesses, owner says after outbreak. News   Are youth sports an engine of B.1.1.7 outbreaks? News      SickKids opens ICU beds to… Read more »

IPAC News for the week of March 29 to April 1, 2021Apr062021

Epidemiology of and risk factors for mortality due to carbapenemase-producing organisms (CPO) in healthcare facilities. Journal    Health Canada taking further action to confirm the benefit-risk profile of the AstraZeneca vaccine. News   Pfizer study suggests COVID-19 vaccine is safe, protective in younger teens. News     Ontario now has more COVID-19 patients in ICU… Read more »

IPAC News for the week of March 22 to 26, 2021Mar302021

Emergence of Macrolide-Resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae during an Outbreak in a Primary School: Clinical Characterization of Hospitalized Children. Journal    Increase in Tuberculosis Diagnostic Delay during First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Data from an Italian Infectious Disease Referral Hospital. Journal   First Candida auris Outbreak during a COVID-19 Pandemic in a Tertiary-Care Center in Lebanon…. Read more »

IPAC News for the week of March 15 to 19, 2021Mar222021

Predictors of hospital-acquired bacterial and fungal superinfections in COVID-19: a prospective observational study. Journal    Biofilms: The Stronghold of Legionella pneumophila. Journal    Netherlands halts use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. News   AHS website experiences ‘intermittent issues’ as Alberta begins Phase 2A of COVID-19 vaccine rollout. News   India’s COVID-19 cases rising despite widespread belief… Read more »