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Leading Infectious Disease Medical Societies Oppose Quarantine for Asymptomatic Healthcare Personnel Traveling from West Africa

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (PIDS), the HIV Medi... Read More

SHEA Supports Evidence-Based Measures to Prevent Ebola Transmission, Opposes Mandatory Quarantine for Healthcare Personnel

SHEA continues to support the rigorous application of evidence-based measures to prevent EVD transmission. Based upon the strong evidence that Ebola is not transmitted by those who do not have symptoms of EVD, we do not support mandatory quarantine o... Read More

Automated Tracking Increases Compliance of Flu Vaccination for Healthcare Personnel

New research found tracking influenza vaccination of healthcare personnel through an automated system increased vaccination compliance and reduced workload burden on human resources and occupational health staff. Read More

Proper Dental Care Linked to Reduced Risk of Respiratory Infections in ICU Patients

New research shows vulnerable patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) who received enhanced oral care from a dentist were at significantly less risk for developing a lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI), like ventilator-associated pneumonia, du... Read More

Newest Ebola Case in a Health Care Worker Points to Need for Increased Funding for Infection Prevention Programs

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) is concerned by recent confirmation of Ebola contracted by a healthcare worker treating an Ebola patient at Texas Presbyterian Hospital. Our thoughts are with the healthcare worker and her fam... Read More

SHEA Response to Institutions’ Implementation of 2010 Guideline for Healthcare Workers Infected with Bloodborne Pathogens

Since the 2010 publication of the "SHEA Guideline for the Management of Healthcare Workers Who Are Infected with Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), and/or Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)" (1), additional strides have been made in t... Read More

Robert Duncan, MD, MPH

Dr. Robert Duncan is Hospital Epidemiologist and Director of Infection Prevention & Control at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, MA and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts Medical School in Boston. He received a BA from Wesleyan Uni... Read More

SHEA Applauds California for Mandating Antimicrobial Stewardship in State's Hospitals

Recognizing the need to address inappropriate antibiotic use as a major driver of antibiotic resistance, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) applauds the state of California for stepping up and mandating hospitals in the state i... Read More

Enterovirus D68

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of many non-polio enteroviruses. Hospitals in Missouri and Illinois are seeing more children than usual with severe respiratory illness caused by enterovirus D68 for this time of the year. Enteroviruses are associated ... Read More

SHEA Supports National Strategy to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) welcomes President Obama's Executive Order released last week. The order creates a National Strategy to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and announced of a $20 million prize to facilitate ... Read More

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