CDC modeling projects growth of drug-resistant infections and C. difficile

According to the latest CDC Vital Signs released today, improved infection control and antibiotic prescribing could save 37,000 lives over five years. The August 2015 issue of Vital Signs includes mathematical modeling that projects increases in drug-resistant infections and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) without immediate, nationwide improvements in infection control and antibiotic prescribing.

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New ECDC protocols for surveillance of healthcare-associated infections

Targeted surveillance is an essential tool for control and prevention. Today, ECDC’s Healthcare-associated Infections Surveillance Network (HAI-Net) publishes a new version of the software application HelicsWin.Net. This application was initially developed for the manual entry of hospital data collected for the ECDC point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and antimicrobial use in acute care hospitals. […]

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