The weather is turning colder and the leaves are beginning to turn, so that must mean it’s time for the Autumn Micro Blog Update! The following articles have been published on the blog since the Summer Update (listed in rough order of popularity based on number of visits):
- This is what happens when norovirus “sprays” from a toddler (Published 17th July 2013)
- ICPIC 2013 Conference Report (Published 4th July 2013)
- Is there a causal relationship between contamination burden and transmission risk? (Published 4th September 2013)
- Do you know your CRO from your CPO from your CRE from your CPE? (Published 24th July 2013)
- The pitfalls of PCR for detecting pathogens on surfaces (Published 28th August 2013)
- The effect of closing and cleaning wards on infection rates (Published 16th August 2013)
- Is it time to turn to ‘no-touch’ automated room disinfection? (Published 21st August 2013)
- Prevalence survey illustrates the difference between CRE and CPE (Published 8th August 2013)
- Look out: resistance outbreaks about! (Published 1st August 2013)
- Is “community-acquired” CDI real? (Published 12th September 2013)
As you can see, there’s been plenty of questions and comments, which is exactly what we want to see! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to add them to the blog.
We are planning reports from the upcoming Infection Prevention Society (IPS) conference in London, ID Week in San Francisco and the International Federation for Infection Control (IFIC) in Buenos Aires over the next month or so. Also, look out for some guest bloggers before the end of the year.
And finally…how does good hand hygiene smell? Quite good, according to this study showing that hand hygiene compliance was higher when a fresh scent was in the air!