NZ Infection Prevention and Control Research Review Issue 2

In this issue:

Risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome after flu vaccination or infection?
Multipronged initiative effective in increasing hand-hygiene compliance among hospital workers
Antimicrobial prophylaxis based on pre-biopsy culture screening validated for TRUBP
Asymptomatic carriage of toxigenic C. difficile by inpatients
Olfactory cues improve hand-hygiene behaviour
Propensity for surface spread of drug-resistant organisms in hospital wards
Does obesity increase the risk of nosocomial infections?
Lessons to be learned from European NPIs for infection control and prevention
Higher bacterial contamination of keypad versus touch screen mobile phones
Pet therapy programmes at risk from ESBL carriage
Hospital cleaning practices for towels in need of re-evaluation

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