Infectious diseases are on the rise, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult for people to stop the spread of infections.
But that doesn’t mean the best ways to combat the disease are necessarily the safest ones.
As the world continues to grapple with the spread and spread of superbugs, one question that’s often asked is, “What do I do if I get an infection?”
It’s a question that comes up time and time again in the hospital, and experts have found that some strategies may actually increase the risk of infection.
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), have come up with a new approach to tackling this problem.
In a paper published in the January issue of Infectious Disease Letters, the two organizations outline what they call a “protective” approach to preventing infections, which involves making sure that patients get the best care and treatment possible.
The study’s authors say this protective approach is “particularly appropriate for patients with chronic conditions.”
In fact, their guidelines call for “protection by an integrated health care team and a proactive approach to prevent and manage infection” during outbreaks.
That proactive approach is particularly important in an epidemic, because it can help prevent the spread even when an outbreak has been declared.
The authors also recommend that hospitals prioritize prevention and detection of patients with severe infections, because that can prevent the transmission of other diseases, including pneumonia, which are common among people with a weakened immune system.
As it turns out, these two strategies can actually be a good combination.
To find out more about how they came up with these recommendations, we asked the IDSA’s Robert K. Tisch and the UCSF’s Jonathan C. Dagher to describe their strategy and answer some of our questions.
How did you come up, specifically, with a protective approach to protecting against infections?
When we were designing our strategy, we had the goal of reducing the number of infections and decreasing the morbidity and mortality, so that we were able to reduce the overall cost of the disease, which was a very important goal.
The strategy we came up on was based on a few years of experience with other infectious diseases, where we saw a huge increase in the number and severity of outbreaks.
So we felt that we could effectively prevent an outbreak of infectious diseases by making sure the hospital was prepared to respond to the outbreak, and we also had to have an overall strategy to protect the public.
So, we made a series of recommendations.
For example, we recommended that we recommend antibiotics as the first line of defense.
The idea was that the bacteria were becoming resistant to antibiotics, and the antibiotics were becoming less effective, so we had to try and limit the use of antibiotics in the short term.
We also recommended that the use and the use by the health care workers was a priority, because people with chronic diseases are very susceptible to infections.
And we also recommended the use a “proactive” approach: we encouraged patients to be aware of their risk factors, which meant getting a physical exam and getting vaccinated.
In other words, we suggested that patients stay in the ICU until they got better and then move onto more intensive care, which is usually the best way to reduce their risk of transmission of infection to others.
What was the strategy to reduce morbidity?
We had a number of strategies that were recommended.
One strategy was to increase the number in the community of people who were being cared for by a nurse, which, we thought, would be a very good way to help people avoid having a serious infection.
So the idea was to provide more nurses, and to increase their hours and hours of training, and, ultimately, to decrease the number that they were caring for.
But it was not as simple as simply increasing the number.
Because there were people that were dying every day and people were dying unnecessarily.
So a nurse’s shift is actually a very high-risk period.
It’s when people are at risk for infection.
We had some studies that indicated that people who had died from pneumonia and who had missed a lot of their medical care for a long time, which typically is an indication that they have an infection, actually did not respond to antibiotics.
So if you have a lot more of a risk, the response is not necessarily to increase that number of nurses.
It might be to increase hours of care, or increase the training and increase the use.
What were the recommendations for prevention?
We recommended that people get tested for the presence of antibodies against the bacteria, which would give them a sense of whether they are at increased risk for disease.
So one of the best things to do is to get a blood test, and if you test positive for antibodies against bacteria, you will be given antibiotics and you will likely be discharged from the hospital.
You can get an anti-viral drug, but that doesn to prevent