Top 10 infection control stories, April 24-28

Fourteen hospitals fined more than $1 million for patient safety issues, new findings on the superbug Candida auris and a commentary on the relationship between leadership and patient safety were among the stories readers found most interesting last week.

The following are the 10 most-read articles from Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality for the week of April 24, beginning with the most popular.

1. CDC director calls C. auris fungus a 'catastrophic threat'

2. 14 California hospitals fined $1M+ for patient safety issues

3. New findings on deadly C. auris fungus: 7 things to know

4. 51 hospitals with the quietest patient rooms, as reported by patients

5. Infant infected with rare tick-borne illness is first case in Connecticut history: 7 things to know

6. CDC disease detectives still unable to pin down source of mysterious, polio-like illness

7. Commentary: Leadership is key to preventing healthcare harm

8. Certified child life specialists: Adding major value to the healthcare delivery team

9. Recurrent C. diff infections linked to higher death rates, research shows

10. Flu activity continues to decline, but 5 pediatric flu deaths reported

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