Infectious Diseases Society Of America

New hand hygiene guidelines urge healthcare facilities to avoid certain soaps

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Experts advise healthcare facilities to avoid a "heavily marketed" soap in updated hand hygiene guidelines published Wednesday.

Invite in infectious disease docs to LTC

Invite in infectious disease docs to LTC

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If I'm predisposed to being fond of infectious disease physicians, it's because I believe they offer insight beyond that of a general practitioner. This is not to say that a long-term care facility's medical director can't handle a flu outbreak. But it is acknowledging that long-term care staff handles large caseloads with complex patients, and that more facilities should embrace partnerships with an ID physician.

Highly deadly, antibiotic-resistant MRSA targeting older patients, study finds

A tough, virulent strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is five times more deadly than other MRSA strains, and typically affects older patients, according to new findings.