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IPAC News for the week of May 8 – 12, 2023

A comparison of culture methods and polymerase chain reaction in detecting Clostridioides difficile from hospital surfaces. Journal

Directed carbapenemase testing is no longer just for Enterobacterales: cost, labor, and workflow assessment of expanding carbapenemase testing to carbapenem-resistant P. aeruginosa. Journal

A COVID legacy? When doctors say we should still be masking up. News

Yellowknife pop-up clinic to test for STIs amid ongoing syphilis outbreak. News

TB cases rose 5 percent last year, more among young children. News

Danielle Smith apologizes for comments linking COVID vaccinated to Nazi followers. News

End of covid emergency highlights U.S. weakness in tracking outbreaks. News

Calmer COVID period continues for Ottawa. News

Covid officials say new ‘Arcturus’ variant could be linked to conjunctivitis. News

COVID-19 emergency isn’t over, and the most ‘painless’ way to prevent it is being ignored, doctors warn. News

NICD confirms mumps outbreak in South Africa. News

Obesity speeds up loss of immunity from COVID vaccines – new research. News

Saint John dropped from national COVID-19 wastewater monitoring site over data accuracy concerns. News

‘The disease will be neglected’: scientists react to WHO ending mpox emergency. News