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
January 2021
The February issue of the JHI features a systematic review by Galanis et al. on seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies and associated factors in healthcare workers, The investigators reported that the seroprevalence in healthcare worker is high, especially in North America. A number of factors were associated with seropositivity; knowledge of these factors may be helpful in targeted immunization efforts. In another systematic review on the identification of Streptococcus pneumoniae in hospital-acquired pneumonia in adults Suaya et al. provided a reminder that the pneumococcus remains an important cause of HAP, especially in early-onset cases. Original research this month includes papers on MDRGNB. We recommend evaluation of the performance of rapid tests for screening carriers of acquired ESBL-producing Enterobacterales (Blanc et al.) and Early identification and optimal management of carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative infection (Bedos et al) as particularly worth reading. Amongst many other papers published this month others that caught the Editors’ attention were a custom solution for PPE in the orthopaedic setting from Gibbons et al. by retrofitting Stryker Flyte T5 PPE system, work on healthcare workers' perceptions and acceptance of an electronic reminder system for hand hygiene (Blomgren et al.) and an assessment of the infection prevention implications of borderline oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (Konstantinovski et al).