Top 10 infection control stories, Sept. 19-23

More infections linked to heater-cooler devices, a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle and four strategies to reduce healthcare-associated infections 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 Sept. 19, starting with the most popular.

1. 3 Penn Medicine heart patients infected by heater-cooler devices, hundreds to be notified

2. 4th patient infected in Legionnaires' outbreak at UW Medical Center

3. 3 OR machines at UW Medical Center test positive for Legionella

4. Ice maker, sinks linked to UW Medical Center Legionnaires' outbreak, 2 dead

5. A multifactorial problem: 4 strategies to start reducing HAIs now

6. Theranos Scottsdale lab continues to operate after feds revoke lab certificate

7. Zika case count in US tops 3,000; more than 700 pregnant women infected

8. Poultry meat can spread MRSA to humans, study shows

9. 3 things to know about 'cat-scratch fever'

10. After common dental procedure, 7 children hospitalized in Orange County with bacterial infections

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