Infection prevention practices can also reduce the incidence of influenza and associated secondary bacterial infections.
Sepsis is the body’s life-threatening, imbalanced response to a severe infection. The condition affects 1.7 million people and takes 270,000 lives in the U.S. every year. This year, we face additional risks because of the threat of COVID-19.
A 2018 paper jointly published by three leading infectious disease organizations (APIC, SHEA, and SIDP) stated that infection prevention and control and antibiotic stewardship programs are inextricably linked.
By the bioMérieux Connection Editors Although some countries have managed to effectively flatten the curve and curb the spread of COVID-19, new cases in the United States have been on an upward trajectory as phased re-openings occur throughout the country. While vaccines are being developed and tested, elected officials must make critical decisions regarding COVID-19 …