It’s been a good few months on the blog with lots of comments. Please keep them coming; we enjoy the interaction.
The following articles have been posted since the spring update:
- Eight solutions from the G8 summit to curb antibiotic resistance
(Published 20th June 2013).
- The terms ‘horizontal’ and ‘vertical’ intervention leave me feeling upside down, confused (Published 13th June 2013)
- Is treating surfaces rather than patients with colistin a good idea?
(Published 11th June 2013)
- Universal MRSA decolonization will tend towards universal resistance (Published 5th June 2013)
- Dissecting the CRE epidemic in Italy (Published 31st May 2013)
- Three good reasons why not to ‘copperize’ your hospital surfaces
(Published 29th May 2013)
- Is superoxidised water destined to be an environmental superhero?
(Published 16th May 2013)
- SHEA 2013 environment track – conference report (Published 10th May 2013)
- An environmental odyssey (Published 3rd May 2013)
- How the implementation of hydrogen peroxide vapour (HPV) could save you money (Published 23rd April 2013)
- Can the introduction of 6 copper items into ICU rooms really reduce the rate of HAI by >50%? (Published 17th April 2013)
- ICHE special edition on the role of the environment in transmission
(Published 10th April 2013)
- Evidence that iphones are less contaminated than blackberrys?
(Published 2nd April 2013)
- How long does it take to clean a hospital room properly?
(published 26th March 2013)
And finally… are you gearing up to go to a festival this summer? Then you would be wise to be on the look out for the following according to this article: Cryptosporium parvum, Campylobacter spp., Escherichia coli, Salmonella enterica, Shigella sonnei, Staphylococcus aureus, hepatitis A virus, influenza virus, measles virus, mumps virus and norovirus. Most are associated with faecal-oral transmission, which says something about music festivals, don’t you think?
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Saber and I both have the privilege of visiting ICPIC in Geneva this week. We plan to write a conference report on the blog next week.
Jon and Saber.