Top News: #Infections

Here are the top read news for #Infections:

960x0The Dirt On Swimming Pools And Hot Tubs:

How safe is your swimming pool or hot tub? Studies have shown that 80% of public swimming pools had health and safety violations, and one in five people admit to peeing in pools: Read more



Background.Beware the cookie dough! Contaminated flour sickens people in 20 states:

The flour, produced at the General Mills facility in Kansas City, Mo., has made 10 people sick enough that they needed to be hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The victims range in age from a 1-year-old to a 95-year-old. Some apparently got sick from tasting raw dough, according to General Mills: Read more


catheter foleysmWhat will it take to protect hospital patients from UTIs? National effort shows promise:

Right now, about one in five hospital patients has a catheter collecting their urine – and putting them at risk of a painful and potentially dangerous urinary tract infection, or UTI. Many of them may not actually need a catheter. And none of them needs an infection. But both catheter use and UTI rates have stayed high despite years of national attention on the issue. Now, new results from a large national effort show that it may be possible to both reduce catheter use and UTIs at the same time, saving money and suffering: Read more


la-scope-sl-2015121911 deaths at Huntington Hospital among patients infected by dirty scopes, city report says:

The report blamed both the design of the scope and the hospital for lapses in infection control. For example, investigators discovered visible residues in the machines used to clean the scopes, according to the report released on Wednesday. Investigators also said the hospital had been using canned compressed air from Office Depot to dry the scopes – which is not recommended by the manufacturer or by cleaning guidelines: Read more


imrs.phpNightmare superbug: What is it? And should you worry?:

We spoke with Yohei Doi, an infectious disease doctor at the University of Pittsburgh, who has studied the problem, to answer some of the questions readers have asked about the discovery. His answers have been edited for clarity and length: Read more