NCW APIC Public Health Update. September, 2008. Public Health Update. MRSA Data Safe injection practices Infection control for LHDs Pressure ulcer coalition New epidemiologists. MRSA. Wisconsin legislation APIC/BCD MRSA survey Metastar projects SafeCare Wisconsin
NCW APIC Public Health Update
Average number of cases 1998-2007 = 383
7 cases/100,000 population
* Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and genital HSV infection.
How many confirmed/probable human cases in WI for 2008 to date?
March 14, 2008 memo from DPH and WCIP:
Acceptable evidence of rubella immunity is documented vaccination OR a positive titer
“Negative measles, mumps, rubella, or varicella titers in immunized persons cannot be interpreted as non-immune status, therefore testing of HCW for immunity after documented receipt of these vaccines is not recommended.”
One year initiative to emphasize ways to prevent pressure ulcers in all HC settings
Carrie Nielson, PhD
Stephanie Schauer, PhD
Gwen Borlaug, CIC, MPHBureau of Communicable Diseases 1 West Wilson Street Room 318Madison, WI [email protected]