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September 2016

The State of HAI Prevention

Infections continue to pose problems for U.S. health care facilities—but their elimination efforts are making admirable strides

CDC data published earlier this year showed hospitals and other health care facilities have made notable progress toward the infection prevention goals a federal committee set in 2009.


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February 2014 Feature 3

Frankensteinian Pathogens And Disinfecting Resistance

As bacteria becomes resistant to disinfectants, it can also become resistant to the antibiotics typically used to treat people infected by the pathogen.

On January 6, 2014, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discovered 44 cases of a strain of bacteria called carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, in northeast Illinois.


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July 2013 Feature 3

Gauging Green Disinfection Methods For Healthcare

The best options for reducing or destroying undesirable microbes and ensuring safety in the healthcare environment.

Healthcare facilities across the nation continue to try to strike a balance between environmental disinfectants that are effective in reducing or destroying undesirable microbes, while ensuring patient and employee safety and protecting furnishings and surfaces.


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