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- CDC confirms first U.S. Ebola patient
The CDC confirmed Sept. 30 that a hospital patient in Dallas is the first Ebola victim to be diagnosed in the U.S., according to published reports.
- Report: Antibiotic overuse doubled C. diff rates
A new report suggests that the rate of C. difficile infections in U.S. hospitals nearly doubled between 2001 and 2010 without any noticeable improvements in patient mortality rates or length of hospital stays, according to a report in Food Safety News magazine.
- Smoke causes evacuation of Atlanta hospital
A portion of a hospital in Marietta, Georgia was evacuated Sept. 16 after a fire was reported on the third floor, according to a report from WSB-TV.
- A "red-flag approach" to managing EHR safety
Advancements in health IT may have unintended consequences for patient safety
- Study: What makes patients turn violent?
A new study aims to avert patient attacks on healthcare workers by identifying the situations most likely to lead to a physical conflict, according to a report from Reuters.
- CDC: Treat all body fluids as infected with Ebola
In an attempt to keep Ebola patients from reaching the U.S., the CDC has issued a new warning to airlines, advising them to treat all body fluids as infectious, even on domestic flights, according to a report in the Washington Examiner.
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