What is Scarier? Halloween 2021

Are you a germaphobe or an arachnophobe? Or just a plain old scaredy cat? Take this poll to vote on what’s scariest to you—and see what gives others a fright.

The Link Between COVID-19 and Antimicrobial Resistance

COVID-19 and sepsis go hand in hand for COVID-19 patients who are hospitalized in the ICU. Here we dig into the connection between COVID-19 and sepsis.

Human Rhinovirus: The Most Common of the Common Colds

Many pathogens can cause cold symptoms. But the most frequent culprit are human rhinoviruses which cause more than half of cold-like illnesses. Find out more.

7 Benefits of PCR Testing for Infectious Diseases

BioFire’s PCR testing for infectious diseases provides proven operational, clinical, and economic benefits. Explore the benefits.

Why Nurses Should be Key Participants in ASPs

Nurses play a key position to impact antimicrobial stewardship efforts as they are antibiotic first responders. Learn more about nurses roles in ASPs.

The Value of Syndromic Testing for Gastroenteritis

With traditional testing, diagnosing gastroenteritis is a guessing game. On the other hand, syndromic testing can lead to better informed therapy.

The Link Between COVID-19 and Sepsis

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COVID-19 and sepsis go hand in hand for COVID-19 patients who are hospitalized in the ICU. Here we dig into the connection between COVID-19 and sepsis.

How Were Infections Treated Before Antimicrobial Therapies?

From medieval leeches to multiplex PCR, discover the fascinating history of infectious disease treatments around the world.
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Matchup: The Stool Bench vs. the BioFire GI Panel

Stool culture is the standard for gastroenteritis testing, however, stool culture has several shortcomings, especially when compared to the BioFire GI Panel.

C. difficile: the most common healthcare-associated infection

Clostridioides difficile can easily spread through healthcare settings, wreaking additional misery on those already ill. Learn more about this common HAI.