The FDA has issued a list of supplemental duodenoscope reprocessing measures to further reduce the risk of infection and increase the safety of these medical devices.
Plans to prevent anything like this from reoccurring, officials said, include working with CDC officials to standardize the handling of live B. anthracis.
Greater efforts are needed to address the growing burden of tuberculosis and diabetes in developing countries.
Few states require human papillomavirus vaccination for adolescents and that the vaccination rates are far below those of other recommended vaccines.
Delaying treatment may be feasible for patients with higher cell counts.
Scientists may have discovered a weakness in a strain of multidrug-resistant bacteria that turns off antibiotic resistance when attacking other bacteria.
For patients who considered at risk of either infection, appropriate isolation precautions are very important to prevent spread of the infection to others.
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Rates of some other foodborne illnesses, such as less common types of salmonella, increased.
The relative risk for HAI has decreased in the last 15 years due to improvements in awareness of risk associated with devices, infection control, and evidence-based practice regarding use of devices.