Top 10 infection control articles, March 14-18

The possible diagnosis of a rare, transmittable brain disease in an Arkansas hospital, an updated guide on central line-associated bloodstream infection prevention and an infographic of where Zika cases have been reported in the U.S. captured the attention of infection control and clinical quality readers last week.

The following are the 10 most-read infection control and clinical quality articles from Becker's Hospital Review for the week of March 14, starting with the most popular.

1. Possible diagnosis of rare brain disease causes Arkansas hospital to close ORs

2. Seattle hospital notifies patients of infection risk linked to former surgical tech

3. Study shows hospitals misreport HAIs to avoid penalties

4. Emory University Hospital treating US physician assistant with confirmed Lassa fever

5. CDC releases guidance for opioid prescription for chronic pain: 6 things to know

6. 50 statistics on state CLABSI rates

7. APIC releases updated guide to prevent CLABSI

8. Infographic: Where in the US have Zika cases been reported? [March 10 update]

9. Poor communication accounts for one-fourth of hospital readmissions, study finds

10. 5 highlights from the CDC's annual HAI progress report

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