The Journal of Hospital Infection is the official scientific journal of the Healthcare Infection Society

The JHI seeks to promote collaboration between the many disciplines in infection prevention and control in different countries, resulting in multidisciplinary and international coverage of the latest developments. The Editor-in-Chief invites submissions of original papers, leading articles and correspondence in English, on all aspects of healthcare-associated infection as well as reviews on subjects of current interest.

Authors can make a submission online where instructions to authors can also be found.

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Latest Issue
Latest Issue
The first issue of 2019 begins with publication of new HIS Guidance for the decontamination of intracavity medical devices. On the theme of medical device decontamination there is also a Commentary on the risk of transmission of protein misfolding disorders associated with residual protein on surgical instruments, and a report from Denmark that challenges current practice with reprocessing of surgical instruments. The issue also has collections of papers on viral infections and infection surveillance. Amongst the general papers we highlight the article by Simmons et al that adds to the debate around targets to reduce number of bloodstream infections with E. coli. They suggest that the success of sepsis programmes has led to increased numbers of blood cultures being collected and more E. coli bloodstream infections being detected as a consequence. Although MRSA screening has a lower profile today, screening for MDR GNB remains highly topical. The article by Currie et al examining barriers and enablers to MRSA screening in hospitals may have important lessons for other screening programmes.