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Go to your free subscriber’s web site at www.HIConline.com for new information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on sterilization protocols for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Some of the stringent measures recommended by the World Health Organization may damage instruments and pose a threat to patients, the CDC is warning.
Also posted on your site in their entirety are the new CDC guidelines on intravascular catheter-related bloodstream infections discussed in this issue. Infection control professionals have until Oct. 22, 2001, to review and submit comments on the draft document. If you would like to be added to our list for e-mail updates on important information on your subscriber web site, please send your e-mail address to the editor: email@example.com.