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Infection Control News: Dec 17-19, 2018Dec202018

Despite the existence of detailed guidelines, this study from Johns Hopkins Hospital identified 103 ways that HCW can potentially self-contaminate while doffing PPE. Study.

There is a growing body of literature that show contamination in the anesthesia work area…resulting in transmission. Anesthesia-specific infection prevention and control policies in the OR are not universal. Guidance.

How long do cold and flu viruses stay contagious on public surfaces? News

Vaccine using microneedle patch with RSV virus, immune-stimulating compound is effective against RSV. News

Canadian food agency recalls some types of cauliflower, lettuce due to E. coli fears. News.

Hedley, B.C. residents have been without safe tap water for a week. News.

C Difficile: A Landscape of Proactive & Reactive Treatment. News 

The DRC confirmed 18 new Ebola cases, including 9 deaths. This bring to 539 cases, (491 confirmed & 48 probable). 315 people died since the outbreak began in August. News.

Highly contagious bugs behind increases to Calgary ER visits. News.

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