Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) Conference 2014
The ninth Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) International Conference was a three-day conference focussing on infection prevention and control, organised by the HIS in collaboration with the French Society of Hospital Hygiene (SF2H). The conference programme covered a range of key topics such as epidemiology, surveillance, information technology in infection prevention and control, decontamination, blood borne viruses, antimicrobial resistance and rapid diagnostic methods.
ECDC expert visit to Romania to discuss aspects related to healthcare-associated infections
A team of multidisciplinary experts, including ECDC staff and an expert from Norway, visited Romania between 4 and 7 July to discuss aspects related to the detection, surveillance, prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), together with staff at the Ministry of Health, the National Institute for Public Health and other Romanian stakeholders. This was an exploratory visit following a request for support made by the Romanian Minister of Health to tackle the challenges that the country was currently facing in this area.
New ECDC protocols for surveillance of healthcare-associated infections: targeted surveillance is an essential tool for control and prevention
Today, ECDC’s Healthcare-associated Infections Surveillance Network (HAI-Net) publishes a new version of the software application HelicsWin.Net.
New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1-producing Enterobacteriaceae: Emergence and response in Europe
Struelens, M.J., Monnet, D.L., Magiorakos, A.P., O'Connor, F.S., Giesecke, J.
National European guidelines for the prevention of Clostridium difficile infection: A systematic qualitative review
Martin, M., Zingg, W., Knoll, E., Wilson, C., Dettenkofer, M., Pittet, D., Sax, H., Gastmeier, P., Hansen, S., Grundmann, H., van Benthem, B., van der Kooi, T., Richet, H., Szilagyi, E., Heczko, P.B., Holmes, A., Kyratsis, Y., Ahmad, R., Allegranzi, B., Magiorakos, A.-P., Cookson, B., Wu, A.W.
Disability weights for infectious diseases in four European countries: comparison between countries and across respondent characteristics.
De Noordhout, C.M., Devleesschauwer, B., Salomon, J.A., Turner, H., Cassini, A., Colzani, E., Speybroeck, N., Polinder, S., Kretzschmar, M.E., Havelaar, A.H., Haagsma, J.A.
Estimating the annual burden of tick-borne encephalitis to inform vaccination policy, Slovenia, 2009 to 2013
Fafangel, M., Cassini, A., Colzani, E., Klavs, I., Grgič Vitek, M., Učakar, V., Muehlen, M., Vudrag, M., Kraigher, A.
How to: Surveillance of Clostridium difficile infections.
Krutova, M., Kinross, P., Barbut, F., Hajdu, A., Wilcox, M.H., Kuijper, E.J., Allerberger, F., Delmée, M., Van Broeck, J., Vatcheva-Dobrevska, R., Dobreva, E., Matica, B., Pieridou, D., Krůtová, M., Nyč, O., Olesen, B., Märtin, P., Mentula, S., Barbut, F., Arvand, M., von Müller, L., Papaparaskevas, J., Pászti, J., Hajdu, Á., Gudnason, T., Burns, K., Spigaglia, P., Vulāne, K., Debacker, M., Scicluna, E., Melillo, T., Kuijper, E.J., Crobach, M.T., Kacelnik, O., Astrup, E., Pituch, H., Oleastro, M., Wiuff, C., Coia, J., Nováková, E., Kolman, J., Grilc, E., Rupnik, M., Bouza, E., Reigadas, E., Åkerlund, T., Tschudin-Sutter, S., Wilcox, M.H., Fairley, D., Morris, T.