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SHEA can assist you in your coverage of healthcare stories by providing access to authoritative spokespeople in all areas related to healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention.

If you have a media inquiry, please contact Kristy Weinshel, Director of Member Services and Communications at 703-684-1008 or kweinshel@shea-online.org, providing your contact information, the name of the publication, the topic of your story, and your deadline.

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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 Infection Progress Report. For the first time, the report details state-specific data about hospital lab-identified methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections.  Findings are based on data submitted by over 14,500 US hospitals through the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).

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 Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).

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