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Am J Infect Control. 2015 Jun 26. pii: S0196­6553(15)00607­0. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2015.05.019. [Epub ahead of print] Improved hand hygiene compliance after eliminating mandatory glove use from contact precautions­Is less more?

Reporting Data a Time Sink for Infection Preventionists

A Variegated Squirrel Bornavirus Associated with Fatal Human Encephalitis

Trends in Disease and Complications of Hepatitis A Virus Infection in the United States, 1999–2011: A New Concern for Adults

lancet measles

Comparative Effectiveness of High-Dose Versus Standard-Dose Influenza Vaccination in Community-Dwelling Veterans

Effect of Corticosteroid Therapy on Influenza- Related Mortality: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Genomic Analysis of Isolates From the United Kingdom 2012 Pertussis Outbreak Reveals That Vaccine Antigen Genes Are Unusually Fast Evolving

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Jun 25;9(6):e0003866. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003866. eCollection 2015. A Systematic Review of the Mortality from Untreated Leptospirosis.

Long-term Assessment of Health- Related Quality of Life in Patients With Culture-Confirmed Early Lyme Disease

High-Dose Oral Amoxicillin Plus Probenecid Is Highly Effective for Syphilis in Patients With HIV Infection

An Evaluation of a Novel Dual Treponemal/ Nontreponemal Point-of-Care Test for Syphilis as a Tool to Distinguish Active From Past Treated Infection

The High Risk of an HIV Diagnosis Following a Diagnosis of Syphilis: A Population-level Analysis of New York City Men

Time to Appropriate Antibiotic Therapy Is an Independent Determinant of Postinfection ICU and Hospital Lengths of Stay in Patients With Sepsis.

The Impact of Timing of Antibiotics on Outcomes in Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: A Systematic Review and Meta­Analysis

Early emergence of Yersinia pestis as a severe respiratory pathogen

Retrospective cohort study of inappropriate piperacillin­tazobactam use for lower respiratory tract and skin and soft tissue infections: Opportunities for antimicrobial stewardship.

Origin of methicillin­resistant Staphylococcus aureus health care­ associated infections: Evaluation of the role of anterior nares.

Association between vitamin D deficiency and methicillin­resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection.