WHO launched its global guidelines on the prevention of surgical site infection. These new WHO guidelines are valid for any country and suitable to local adaptations, and take account of the strength of available scientific evidence, the cost and resource implications, and patient values and preferences.
People preparing for surgery should always have a bath or shower but not be shaved, and antibiotics should only be used to prevent infections before and during surgery, not afterward, according to new guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) that aim to save lives, cut costs and arrest the spread of superbugs.
Global guidelines on the prevention of surgical site infection
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There was a good match between the influenza strains chosen for the 2015-2016 vaccine and the strains that promoted influenza infection in that same period. Traditionally, the vast majority of influenza deaths occur among children who were not vaccinated. Half of the influenza deaths in 2015-2016 were among children without a high-risk underlying medical condition.
2016-2017 Flu Vaccination Guidelines