Infection Control / Public Health

Infection Control / Public Health
Multi Drug Resistant Infections in Returned Australian Travellers

Multi Drug Resistant Infections in Returned Australian Travellers

“Infections with MDR gram-negative bacteria are now well described worldwide.4 The rapidity of their spread, coupled with a lack of new antimicrobial agents, is alarming. Of greatest concern is the rise of carbapenemase producing organisms, as carbapenems are the last line of commonly available gram-negative antibiotics.

Infection Control / Public Health
Contaminated Hospital Environments and Pathogens

Contaminated Hospital Environments and Pathogens

Over the past decade, evidence  indicates’ that contamination of environmental surfaces in hospital rooms plays an important role in the transmission of several key healthcare-associated pathogens, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE), Clostridium difficile, Acinetobacter, and norovirus.  

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