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Infection Control News: Aug 13-17, 2018Aug172018

The economic cost of antimicrobial resistance per antibiotic consumed: Scientists estimate the economic cost of 5 resistant bacteria to be 0.5B$ in Thailand and 2.9B$ in US. Study

10 ways to control infection in pediatric ambulatory setting. Read more Watch more

New HIV diagnoses in Sask. increase for 3rd straight year.  News

Travellers warned after teen with measles goes through Vancouver airport. News

More than 1,200 infected with measles in Brazil; 6 dead. News

Scientists think cytomegalovirus could lead to heart disease. News

Infections from a dog lick are a risk but very rare. Experts say get medical help fast. News

CDC lauched The Junior Disease Detectives: Operation Outbreak Graphic Novel. CDC, in an innovative way, want to reach younger audiences. It is not just about infectious diseases and flu. Website

Interpreting research evidence: a key skill for IPC, August 16th. Free Webber training. Webinar

Ebola outbreak in Congo includes 39 confirmed and 27 probable cases. Lab testing results have brought the suspected number of cases down to 36 from 58. News

Papua New Guinea record the fourth case of polio in an ongoing vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 outbreak. The disease was absent from the island since 2000. Health officials are investigating 65 suspected cases. Report

Emergence of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae, South-Central Ontario, Canada. Researchers suggest that because for a substantial proportion of patients, CPE acquisition is from Canada. Study

MERS-Cov Study. The aim was to describe direct & indirect contact with dromedaries among cases between 2015-18, & then separately for primary, non-primary, and unclassified cases. more detail about the type of contact in this study.

CFIA’s Food Recall Report. Reason for Recall: Listeria monocytogenes. Product: Randsland brand Broccoli Slaw. Recalling Firm: Randsland Farms Inc. ¬†Distribution: Nova Scotia. Report

In Clinical infectious diseases: Acquisition of MRSA during hospitalization could increases the risk of subsequent infection after discharge. Study

 

 

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