Marci L. Drees, M.D.
The recent West Nile Virus outbreak represents the highest number of cases ever recorded to date since 1999, the year the disease was first detected in the United States. West Nile Virus continues to be active in the Delaware region with multiple confirmed cases here and in surrounding states. While most people infected by the West Nile Virus experience mild symptoms or none at all, a few can experience severe symptoms that can lead to death. Marci Drees, M.D., Christiana Care’s hospital epidemiologist and infection prevention officer, is reminding people that there are steps they can do to avoid West… read more »
Marci Drees, M.D., MS, hospital epidemiologist and medical director of infection prevention at Christiana Care Health System, is the first recipient of a new research award from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).
The Surgical Critical Care Complex at Christiana Hospital is one of just 22 intensive care units nationwide chosen to participate in only the second multicenter, randomized trial in infection control. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Disease Control, The Joint Commission and a research team including Yale and the University of Maryland lead and fund the study nationwide. Hospital epidemiologist Marci Drees, M.D., and Surgical Critical Care Complex Medical Director Gerard Fulda, M.D., lead the study at Christiana Care. The Benefits of Universal Gown and Gloving (BUGG) study aims to determine whether using gowns and gloves for… read more »