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  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo ...
    Thu, 10 Oct 2019
    The number of reported cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) consistently declined in recent weeks, with 14 new confirmed cases reported in North Kivu and Ituri provinces during the epidemiological week of 30 September through 6 October (Figure 1).
  • Yellow fever – Nigeria...
    Tue, 08 Oct 2019
    On 29 August 2019, a suspected yellow fever case was reported from Kano state with a travel history to Yankari game reserve, Alkaleri Local Government Area (LGA), Bauchi state, Nigeria.

    From 29 August through 22 September 2019, Nigeria reported an outbreak of yellow fever with an epi-centre in the Yankari game reserve of Alkaleri LGA, Bauchi state. According to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 231 suspected cases have been reported in four states including Bauchi (110), Borno (109), Gombe (10), and Kano (2), of which there have been 13 presumptive positive by IgM testing and 24 cases positive by reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) at national laboratories. Of 24 cases confirmed by RT-PCR (20 cases in Bauchi, three in Gombe and one in Kano state), six deaths were reported, all from Alkaleri LGA, Bauchi state, resulting in a case fatality ratio of 25% among the confirmed cases. The vaccination history for the 231 suspected yellow fever cases is not known, and the results of follow-up testing from regional reference laboratory Institute Pasteur Dakar (IPD) are not yet available.
  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo ...
    Thu, 03 Oct 2019
    The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues this week with 20 new confirmed cases reported in North Kivu and Ituri provinces from 25 September-1 October 2019, versus 29 in the previous week.

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  • A qualitative study of factors affecting personal protective equ...
    Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used by health care personnel (HCP) to reduce the transmission of infectious organisms to themselves and patients. Although some hospitals have reduced their PPE requirements for select organisms (eg, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus [MRSA] and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus [VRE]), this change has not been universally adopted or endorsed.1,2 Moreover, even with ongoing debate about MRSA and VRE precautions, hospitals continue to rely on PPE to prevent the spread of other infectious organisms.
  • The effect of probiotics on the incidence of Clostridioides diff...
    Clostridioides difficile (previously classified as Clostridium difficile) is the most common cause of infectious diarrhea in health care settings.1 Antibiotic use is the most prevalent risk factor for Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI).2 In the hospital setting, it is common to administer probiotics concomitantly with antibiotics with a belief that they can prevent incidences of CDI. In a 2012 prevalence study of 145 US hospitals, 96% of the hospitals administered probiotics in 2.6% of hospitalizations.
  • Assessment of a novel antimicrobial surface disinfectant on iner...
    The intensive care unit (ICU) is a significant source of patient morbidity and mortality.1 In the ICU, inanimate surfaces may be contaminated by bacteria, including multidrug-resistant (MDR) isolates.2 Furthermore, a recent study conducted in adult, pediatric, and neonatal ICUs has documented, using confocal scanning electron microscopy, that microbial biofilms were present on all sampled, high-touch surfaces. Culture results revealed the presence of multiple MDR hospital-acquired pathogens including, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and extended-spectrum β-lactamase producing gram-negative pathgens.