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The 2014-2016 Ebola virus disease (Ebola) epidemic in West Africa underscores the need for health care infection prevention and control (IPC) practices to be implemented properly and consistently to interrupt transmission of pathogens in health care settings to patients and health care workers. Training and assessing IPC practices in general health care(More)
BACKGROUND Beta-hemolytic streptococci of groups other than A and B (NABS) are increasingly recognized as causes of clinically significant disease, but precise information about this heterogeneous group is lacking. We report the incidence of NABS infection and describe the epidemiologic and clinical characteristics. METHODS Active, population-based(More)
This report is a summary of Device-associated (DA) Module data collected by hospitals participating in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) for events occurring from January through December 2011 and reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by August 1, 2012. This report updates previously published DA Module data from NHSN(More)
BACKGROUND Antibiotics are essential to effectively treat many hospitalized patients. However, when antibiotics are prescribed incorrectly, they offer little benefit to patients and potentially expose them to risks for complications, including Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and antibiotic-resistant infections. Information is needed on the frequency(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a probabilistic method for measuring central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates that reduces the variability associated with traditional, manual methods of applying CLABSI surveillance definitions. DESIGN Multicenter retrospective cohort study of bacteremia episodes among patients hospitalized in adult patient-care(More)
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