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Vaccine exemption levels for kindergarteners are low for most states and infant vaccination rates are high nationally, according to data from two reports published in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
The following article from the American Journal of Infection Control is being shared from the August issue of The Guardian of Public Health- BETP.
Researchers in the American Journal of Infection Control evaluate healthcare worker personal protective equipment (PPE) removal with the goal of identifying procedural variation. Thirty healthcare workers were observed in October 2014 and that data was compared with the PPE removal guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
The following is a CDC Press Release, sent on August 4, 2015.
Improved infection control and antibiotic prescribing could save 37,000 lives over five years
The latest CDC Vital Signs includes mathematical modeling that projects increases in drug-resistant infections and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) without immediate, nationwide improvements in infection control and antibiotic prescribing.
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