Some patients’ infections may come from own bacteria

Some patients’ infections may come from own bacteria

Hospitals have strict hygiene and sanitation protocols to protect patients from bacteria that rarely sicken healthy people but can be deadly for vulnerable patients already hospitalized with serious illnesses. Nearly 100,000 people die every year in U.S. hospitals of...
US flu activity higher, more pediatric deaths reported

US flu activity higher, more pediatric deaths reported

The nation’s flu markers for the week ending Nov 19 climbed higher, with most of the continental US reporting high or very high activity and reports of five more deaths in children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today in its latest...
CDC: HAIs Continued to Increase in 2021

CDC: HAIs Continued to Increase in 2021

Rates of four of the six hospital-associated infections tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) increased in 2021, according to a new report. When compared with 2020, the rates of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs)...