Top 10 infection control stories, Jan. 30-Feb. 3

New findings pertaining to the 2015 deadly mold outbreak at UPMC, scabies outbreaks at two Ohio hospitals and a study calling mandatory flu shot policies into question captured the attention of readers last week.

The following are the 10 most-read articles from Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality for the week of Jan. 30, starting with the most popular.

1. Flu, pneumonia deaths now above epidemic threshold

2. 86 scabies cases reported at Ohio hospital

3. UPMC finds mold at outsourced laundry facility; presents possible link to 5 patient deaths

4. Mandatory flu shot policies may be based on flawed research, study suggests

5. Environmental cleaning approaches for reducing MRSA transmission: 5 study insights

6. Legionella bacteria detected at VA Pittsburgh, system issues water restrictions

7. 10 scabies cases reported at second Kettering Health hospital

8. Minnesota hospital enhances procedures after CMS 'immediate jeopardy' finding

9. CDC will not further investigate UPMC mold outbreak despite new report

10. 7 things to know about norovirus

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