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.

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December 2023
In the October edition of the JHI, we publish the latest guidance from HIS and the European Society of Clinical microbiology and Infectious Disesse (ESCMID) on rituals and behaviours in the operating theatre (Humphreys et al.). A one-page summary and other resources are available here to help you digest the new guidance. Other work in this month’s JHI includes a systematic review on whole-genome sequencing to investigate transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in acute healthcare settings (Hare et al.) and research into ancillary equipment such as irrigation plugs as vectors of infection (Veater et al.) and the detection, survival, and persistence of S capitis NRCS-A in neonatal units (Moore et al.).