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Drop in Healthcare-Associated Infections is Good News for U.S. Patients
Feb 15, 2013 | Lauren Edmundson

A report published by the CDC shows reductions of several types of health care-associated infections (HAIs) over the last five years. The report,...

Scores of Newborns Infected with TB in Rome Hospital
Sep 2, 2011 | Sumiko Mekaru

At least 79 infants born in Rome’s Gemelli Hospital have tested positive for tuberculosis (TB).  A nurse in the neonatal ward recently tested...

KPC Bacteria Kills 50 in Panama
Aug 23, 2011 | Laura Pinheiro

For the last month, Panama’s Social Security Hospital (CSS) is experiencing an outbreak of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) infections among...

Clostridium Difficile Outbreak in Multiple Ontario Hospitals
Aug 19, 2011 | Glory Song

A recent rise in C.difficile cases across multiple hospitals in Ontario, Canada has led to several outbreak declarations of thisconcerning and...

C. difficile Outbreak Continues in Ontario
Jul 8, 2011 | Jane Huston

The C. difficile outbreak in the Niagara region of Ontario continues to escalate. Since the first outbreak was declared in May at St. Catharines,...

C. difficile Hits St. Catharines, Ontario Hospital
Jun 14, 2011 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

An outbreak of the deadly C. difficile bacteria was declared on May 28th, 2011 at the Niagara Health Systems’ St. Catharines General in Ontario,...