Top 10 infection control stories, Aug. 28 - Sept. 1

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Seven likely health ramifications after Hurricane Harvey, the most effective hand-washing technique for eliminating Clostridium difficile and six recent and ongoing outbreaks captured the attention of readers last week.

Here are the 10 most read articles from Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality for the week of Aug. 28, starting with the most popular.

1. Floodwater injuries, mold and more: 7 likely health ramifications after Hurricane Harvey

2. 2 patients contract Legionnaires' at Seattle's UW Medical Center: 5 things to know

3. Hershey Medical Center cited for second patient safety event: 4 things to know

4. Massachusetts closes state psychiatric hospital weeks after declaring it safe for patients

5. What defines a high-performing healthcare system? There is no consensus, study shows

6. Arizona woman dies of rabbit fever likely contracted from pet dog

7. Health myth fuels demand for tetanus shots after Harvey: 6 things to know

8. Structured vs. unstructured hand-washing techniques — which is more effective for removing C. diff?

9. 'Syphilis detectives' encounter dangerous work in OKC outbreak: 5 things to know

10. Salmonella, syphilis, hepatitis A: 6 recent and ongoing outbreaks

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