Top 10 infection control stories, May 1-5

New surgical site infection prevention guidelines from the CDC, the latest findings on Clostridium difficile and an artificial womb for premature babies 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 May 1, starting with the most popular.

1. CDC issues new prevention guidelines for surgical site infections: 5 things to know

2. 20 latest findings on C. diff

3. Readmission reduction program persistently penalizes some hospitals, study finds

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

5. CHOP researchers develop artificial womb for premature infants: 7 things to know

6. Rebooting patient safety: 7 questions with the leaders of IHI and NPSF

7. 5 things to know about WHO's World Hand Hygiene Day

8. Minnesota measles outbreak up to 34 cases — vaccine safety challenged at Twin Cities meeting

9. New intervention benefits suicidal patients, lowers suicide attempts

10. Leapfrog: Hospitals aren't using medication safety technology effectively

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