A study in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly, Oct 17th, describes learnings about the mode of transmission of Ebola in a Liberian hospital.
Ebola is a serious and potentially fatal disease. Because of this, many people are concerned about the current outbreak, despite the fact that in places like the US, Europe etc, contracting Ebola is very unlikely. Ignorance about a disease however tends to foster fear.
A new European study suggests frequent inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in the treatment of mostly viral respiratory infections.
This online article features an interesting new approach to sustainable laundering. The new formulation contains about 1.5 million small, white nylon beads which are added to the machine wash load.
Increasingly there is demand for data which directly quantifies the impact of hygiene interventions on infection rates. In the domestic setting, where infection transmission involves a complex web of inter-related pathways, this makes it impossible to quantify relative risks from individual crit