Category: Hepatitis (B and C) Viruses

Tap Water Used for Irrigation during GI Endoscopy: A Recommendation and Assessment of the Infection Risk

February 18, 2014 —¬†This article discusses the potential for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) associated with the use of tap water, compared…

Confirmed Patient-to-Patient Transmission of Hepatitis C in Canada during Endoscopy, 2014

September 20, 2014 —¬† The Brant News (Canada) reported on January 23, 2014, that human error is likely to blame…

Lessons Taught by a Recent “Superbug” Outbreak: Could ‘Ex Post Facto’ Notification be Warranted?

April 21, 2014 — Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (Park Ridge, IL) in 2013 linked multiple patient infections and colonizations of…