Top 10 infection control stories, July 3-7

A roundup of recent and ongoing outbreaks, key points on the severity of the 2016-17 flu season and the development of a device that can rapidly detect sepsis from a drop of blood piqued the interest of readers last week.

Here are the 10 most-read articles from Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality for the week of July 3, starting with the most popular.

1. Brain-eating amoeba found in Louisiana tap water

2. Measles, hepatitis A, plague: 5 recent and ongoing outbreaks

3. CRNA average hourly wage & salary for all 50 states — Montana tops the list at $243k

4. How severe was the 2016-17 flu season? 7 key points

5. Even perfect hand hygiene can't halt MRSA spread to NICU babies

6. Rare tick-borne virus identified in Missouri state park visitor

7. Researchers develop device to rapidly detect sepsis from drop of blood

8. Placenta consumption linked to serious bacterial infection in newborn

9. Multiple recurring C. diff infections jump 189% from 2001 to 2012, study shows

10. CDC: C. diff rates decline thanks to stewardship, thorough cleaning


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