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Infection Control News: January 14-18, 2019Jan222019

World. Mumbai, India. Leprosy cases spikes in 2018 from prev year. As per data, 10% of the new cases were found in children, a sign of the diseases actively spreading. News.

Canada sending emergency management expert to help fight Ebola in West Africa. News.

USA. A research consortium has begun enrolling patients in a clinical trial to determine whether fecal microbiota transplantation delivered by enema is a safe and effective treatment for recurrent C difficile infection. News.

USA. Emergence of Extensively Drug-Resistant Salmonella Typhi Infections Among Travelers from Pakistan. Since 2016, 5 children in the US have been diagnosed with the disease from Pakistan, where a large ongoing typhoid outbreak has sickened 5,300 people. Report.

Even if this flu season appears to be less severe than last yr, an article from CBC remind us to get the flu vaccine. Most of the diagnosed strains have been H3N2 & H1N1. We haven’t seen much of the B strains yet & we are only half way through flu season. News.

A 1y prospective study following children ages 4 to 8 y looks at the differences between uncomplicated URIs and those that precede sinusitis. Children with sinusitis have more frequent URIs & are more likely RSV +. Study

Study. Patients with indwelling urinary catheters, a history of recurrent urinary tract infections or recent antimicrobial use are at a higher risk for community-acquired ESBL UTIs, according to researchers. Study.

Infants born from mothers with severe influenza requiring ICU care were at risk of several adverse health outcomes like; born younger than 37wks, have low birth weight & have Apgar scores of 6 or lower at 5 min. Study.

Study. A large retrospective study of family physicians in Canada has found that prolonged antibiotic treatments are common, especially among physicians in the later stages of their career. Study.


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