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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COVID-19: In light of the growing number of global cases of COVID-19 we invite authors to report their experience to the JHI via Practice Points. Find out more.


Latest Issue
June 2021
In the June issue of the JHI, Ledwoch et al. ask ‘How dirty is your QWERTY?’, and present work on the risk of healthcare pathogen transmission from computer keyboards. Other original research covers a machine learning approach to predicting healthcare-associated infections at intensive care unit admission (Barchitta et al.), a risk assessment of arterial allograft contamination from tissue donors colonized by Candida auris (Mirabet et al.) and how the application of the appropriate molecular biology-based method can significantly increase the sensitivity of group B streptococcus detection results (Bogiel et al.). Lemarié et al. report on the characteristics and possibility of transmission to patients of long-term contamination of sink drains by CPE, Steinhauer et al. report on the virucidal efficacy of different formulations for hand and surface disinfection targeting SARS CoV-2, and Robbins et al. on the perceptions of healthcare staff towards towards influenza and potential COVID-19 vaccination in the 2020 pandemic context. Our shorter Practice Point article this month from Stefanizzi et al. looks at the rapid decrease of SARS-CoV-2 circulation in a large Italian hospital six weeks after the start of the immunization program.