Allowing needleless connectors to dry after cleaning with antiseptic is essential. Drying time instructions on antiseptic pads/wipes relate to skin use, not inanimate objects. Study found drying time varied from 5 sec to more than 6 min. Study.
Novel compound as effective as FDA-approved antibiotics for treating deadly infections. News
Food Recall. Reason for Recall: Salmonella. Product(s): Now Real Food brand Zesty Sprouting Mix
Recalling Firm: Puresource Inc. Distribution: National. Report.
Study supports safety concerns of world’s only dengue vaccine. A re-examination of trial data showed that Dengvaxia (Sanofi Pasteur) is protective in patients who have been previous exposed to dengue virus but potentially harmful in those who have not. News.
Ottawa Public Health targets under-vaccinated people. News.
In U.K. a teen catches cowpox, a common diseases found in the 18th century. News.
Public health officials in Nova Scotia are advising people to practise good hygiene when interacting with animals after a cat was diagnosed with Q fever in Truro, N.S. News.
York region investigating measles case at Thornhill theatre. The exposure could have expanded to the washroom, concession stands and the theatre lobby. News.
Hospital room cleaning checklist did not account for smaller items containing bacteria. Beckers Hospital Review
From InfectiousDiseaseAdvisor; Overview on Clostridium difficile infection and prevention strategies. Strategies.
Respiratory pathogens are not associated with higher asthma severity presentation. From a study, they were associated with increased treatment failure risk, particularly in the presence of respiratory syncytial virus, influenza, and parainfluenza. Study.