Hospital Acquired Infections

Hospital Acquired Infections According to an updated report recently released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), on any given day in 2011 about 1 in 25 hospital patients had at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI).  Healthcare associated infections (HAI) are infections patients can get while receiving medical treatment in a healthcare facility.  The CDC estimates that there were 722,000 hospital acquired infections in U.S. […]

Whistling Past the Graveyard… Multi-Drug Resistant Pathogens

About twenty years ago, in the early 1990s, we wrote a Special Report concerning the emergence of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis.  Since then, we have continued to keep a wary eye on developments within the burgeoning, and now, quite frankly, scary realm of Multi-Drug Resistant pathogens (which we have nicknamed “MDR Superbugs“).  A couple of years ago, we published a […]