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Six cases of corneal infections associated with sleeping in contact lenses are described in a case report published in the Aug. 17 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Report Details Corneal Infection Tied to Sleeping in Contacts

Six patients reported sleeping in lenses on regular basis; most had vision loss, permanent damage
Brucella canis is an under-recognized infection in dogs that poses a threat to human health

CDC: Brucellosis in Dogs Remains a Public Health Risk

Infection is under-recognized, may remain a threat without stronger intervention measures
Completion of a one-hour sepsis bundle within one hour cuts mortality in pediatric patients

Completing Sepsis Bundle Within an Hour Cuts Pediatric Mortality

However, completing individual bundle elements in that timeframe does not reduce pediatric mortality
For solid organ transplant recipients

C. difficile Tied to Increased Graft Loss in Solid Organ Recipients

Proven infections, antibiotic treatments in past three months tied to increased development of CDI
Small and large hospitals differ in infection preventionist staffing and infection prevention and control resources

Infection Prevention Differs Between Small, Large Hospitals

Staffing and resources for infection prevention and control vary by size of facility
Anticipation of how providers will receive feedback is important for antimicrobial stewardship programs to consider in informing educational messaging

How Doctors Receive Feedback Is Key for Antimicrobial Programs

For inpatient providers, disagreement about antimicrobial use attribution rises with complexity

July 2018 Briefing – Infectious Disease

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Infectious Disease for July 2018. This roundup includes the...
Several invasive medical procedures

Several Invasive Procedures Linked to Infective Endocarditis

Strong link for cardiovascular procedures, especially CABG, procedures of skin, wound management
A Wisconsin man had his lower legs and hands amputated after developing a rare blood infection caused by bacteria in dog saliva.

Dog’s Saliva Caused Bacterial Infection Leading to Amputations

Patient probably contracted infection from being licked by his dog
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Flu Vaccine Cuts Mortality in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Risk of hospitalization also reduced for RA patients receiving influenza vaccination