Top 10 infection control stories, Nov. 7-11

The first cases of deadly fungal infections in the U.S., the Joint Commission naming 39 hospitals as Pioneers in Quality and the World Health Organization's new surgical site infection prevention guidelines 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 Nov. 7, starting with the most popular.

1. First cases of deadly fungal infection reported in US: 8 things to know

2. 39 hospitals named Pioneers in Quality by Joint Commission

3. 2 more infants born with Zika-related birth defects, 1,000+ pregnant women infected

4. WHO updates SSI prevention guidelines: 29 ways to prevent infections

5. Where are the 20 Leapfrog F hospitals?

6. ECRI names 10 health technology hazards for 2017 — infusion errors, scope cleaning top list

7. C. diff infections nearly double costs, mortality in Medicare patients

8. Mayo Clinic latest hospital to warn patients of heater-cooler-related infection risks

9. Detroit Medical Center passes surprise CMS inspection

10. Soiled linens could be surface C. diff contamination source, study shows

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