Top 10 infection control stories, Jan. 15-19

Accusations of patient dumping by a Baltimore hospital, an alleged HIV exposure at a New Hampshire hospital and a CDC report showing widespread flu activity captured the attention of readers last week.

Here are the 10 most-read articles from Becker's Clinical Leadership & Infection Control for the week of Jan. 15, starting with the most popular.

1. 'We hate H3N2': 3 reasons this year's flu season could get worse

2. 'Flu is everywhere' — 49 states report widespread flu activity

3. Baltimore hospital accused of patient dumping after security guards leave woman at bus stop

4. CDC shifts from nukes to flu for public health education event: 3 things to know

5. New Hampshire hospital allegedly exposes patient to HIV

6. Fast food elicits same immune system response as bacterial infection, study finds

7. Elective surgery prone to a significant "weekend effect"

8. Viewpoint: Global flu pandemic 'almost certainly on the horizon' — and the world is not prepared

9. CDC map outlines national progress against antibiotic resistance

10. Stop the splashes, spills: How hospitals can ensure safe disposal of infectious fluid waste

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