Top 10 infection control stories, Sept. 11-15

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A Texas man contracting flesh-eating bacteria in Hurricane Harvey floodwaters, sewage leaking into operating rooms at Medstar Washington (D.C.) Hospital Center and a multistate bacterial outbreak linked to pet store puppies captured the attention of leaders this week.

Here are the 10 most read articles from Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality for the week of Sept. 11, starting with the most popular.

1. 8 dead at Florida nursing home left without air conditioning after Irma

2. Patient safety issues rarely spur Joint Commission to withdraw seal of approval

3. Texas man contracts flesh-eating bacteria in Harvey floodwaters

4. 12 patients catch rare SSI linked to contaminated heater-cooler at Children's Hospital in New Orleans

5. D.C. health officials to investigate sewage leaking into ORs at Medstar Washington Hospital Center

6. Harvey floodwaters carry high levels of E coli, toxins: 5 things to know

7. Florida nursing home where 8 died in sweltering heat had repeat safety violations

8. Pet store puppies sicken 39 people in multistate bacterial outbreak

9. 8 tips for high-quality hand-offs from The Joint Commission

10. Frequent disinfectant use among nurses linked to increase in risk of developing COPD

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