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CDC Report Highlights Progress Being Made in Infection Control in U.S. Hospitals

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) is optimistic about healthcare-associated infection (HAI) rates reported today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the annual National and State Healthcare-associated In... Read More

Infection Control Preparedness Measures Control Avian Flu in Hong Kong Hospital

A proactive infection prevention plan implemented widely in a Hong Kong healthcare system was a significant factor preventing the spread of influenza strain A H7N9, otherwise known as Avian flu. The study was published in the January issue of Infecti... Read More

Anthony D. Harris, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA

Please join us in welcoming Anthony D. Harris, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA as the SHEA President in 2015. Dr. Harris is an infectious disease physician, hospital epidemiologist, and tenured professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at t... Read More

Aaron M. Milstone, MD, MHS

Aaron M. Milstone, MD, MHS, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at The Johns Hopkins University. He is an Infectious Diseases consultant and an Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Chair of the Ped... Read More

Using Wash Cloths in Jails Shows Promise for Reducing Costly Infections

New research shows providing detainees wash cloths treated with a skin cleanser could reduce the prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus ( S. aureus ) bacteria in U.S. jails. Researchers looked at the effect on transmission of S. aureus of using wash clo... Read More

Superbug in SE Michigan Shows Recent Decline

A new study finds a decrease in an emergent strain of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) that is resistant to last line defense antibiotics. Researchers examined the prevalence of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) infections in so... Read More

L. Silvia Munoz-Price, MD, PhD

Dr. Munoz-Price is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Institute for Health and Society, Medical College of Wisconsin, currently serving as the Enterprise Epidemiologist for Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. She previously ... Read More

SHEA Supports Scientifically Sound Approaches to Ensure Protection for Healthcare Personnel Fighting Ebola

SHEA supports the current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be used by HCP caring for patients with EVD. This guidance is consistent with the established science regarding how EVD is t... Read More

HHS, APIC, and SHEA honor 2014 Partnership in Prevention Award recipient for healthcare-associated infection prevention

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) today recognized the University of Vermont Medical C... Read More

Graeme Forrest, MD

Graeme Forrest is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Disease at the Portland VA Healthcare System and Oregon Health and Science University. He is the director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at both institutions... Read More

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