Using contact precautions in addition the to the basic level of infection control might not limit the spread of drug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, according to work presented at ECCMID.
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A new study has investigated whether a 6-day course of antibiotics will give the same outcomes as a 12-day course for treating cellulitis, demonstrating that long-term outcomes may differ.
A study presented at ECCMID has suggested patient outcomes for Gram-negative bacteremia are similar in the case of 7 days and 14 days of antibiotic treatment, suggesting a shorter course length could be beneficial.
Multi-use patient equipment, such as thermometers, has been linked to one of the largest outbreaks of the emerging drug-resistant fungal pathogen Candida auris to-date.
A new color-coded visual tool is set to make it easier for healthcare workers to measure how well a hospital complies with guidelines.
TB and HIV are two intertwined infective challenges for global health and therefore they need to be addressed with an integrated approach.
We look at some of the highlights of our Twitter chat (#TalkTB), where we questioned Madhukar Pai, Nandita Venkatesan and Jacob Creswell about all things tuberculosis – from diagnosis to social stigma.
Antibiotic Research UK has raised concerns about staff shortages and over-occupancy in UK hospitals, stating this may be increasing the transmission of infections and putting patients in danger.
Partnership announcements and promising trial data reported at the 2018 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, take a look at our round-up of the latest industry headlines.
New research has suggested that better targeting of control measures to cholera hotspots, or around specific cases, could make anti-cholera efforts more effective.