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lies are apparently much more widely distributed in Austria than previously thought and the period of sandfly activity in the country is much longer than presumed. These findings are of high relevance for a potential emergence of sandfly-borne diseases, such as leishmania, in that part of Europe.

W. Poeppl, Med. Univ. Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Poster Session 95, Paper P-804

Hot Topics in Pediatric Infectious Diseases

In this session, experts will present state-of-the-art advances in pediatric infectious diseases including the return of mumps, toxic shock syndrome, new insights into meningococcal disease and the challenges of multidrug-resistant infections in children.

Symposium 109

The Role of the Microbiome in Infection Control

The disruption of the human microbiome through use of antimicrobials is a topic of growing interest among healthcare epidemiologists, not only because it is a major risk factor for C. difficile infection (CDI), but also because it could be a driving force behind the introduction and proliferation of multidrug-resistant organsms (MDROs) in healthcare settings. A greater understanding of the protective role of the microbiome could have major implications for the future direction of infection control. The speakers will review the current understanding of the role of microbiome disruption in the epidemiology of diseases such as CDI and MDRO colonization and transmission, and what the future may hold with regard to intervention.

Symposium 110

THURSDAY, September 12, 2013

How MALDI-TOF is Changing Clinical Microbiology

MALDI-TOF is increasingly used in clinical microbiology laboratories for rapid bacterial and fungal identification. Newer applications such as strain typing and antimicrobial susceptibility testing are evolving. This session, delivered by experienced users of the technology, will be a state-of-the-art presentation on this technology and its clini

Contact: Garth Hogan
American Society for Microbiology

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