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David Banach - University of Connecticut. Farmington, CT, US

David Banach David Banach

Associate Professor of Medicine Head of Infection Prevention Hospital Epidemiologist | University of Connecticut

Farmington, CT, UNITED STATES

Dr. David Banach is an expert in the field of infectious diseases and epidemiology.

Biography

Dr. David Banach is UConn School of Medicine alum who returns to UConn Health as a member of the clinical faculty. He is an infectious diseases physician who leads UConn Health's Infection Prevention Program and serves as hospital epidemiologist.

Areas of Expertise (4)

Medicine Health Care Associated Infections Infectious Diseases Infections in Immunocompromised Patients

Education (3)

University of Connecticut - Graduate School: M.P.H, Public Health

University of Connecticut - School of Medicine: M.D., Medicine

Mount Sinai School of Medicine - Graduate School: M.S., Clinical and Translational Research

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Faculty Spotlight Winter 2019: Dr. David Banach Profile: Dr. David Banach More states push for tossing religious exemptions for vaccinations - Fox News

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Media Appearances (2)

More states push for tossing religious exemptions for vaccinations

Fox News  online

2019-05-10

“For decades, we've had sufficient herd immunity so enough people in the community vaccinated that it hasn't led to these outbreaks,” said Dr. David Banach, head of infection prevention and hospital epidemiologist at the University of Connecticut Health. “As we have less and less children vaccinated within communities all it takes is one case to be introduced to spread throughout the community.”

Dr. Banach likens vaccinations to a sort of civic duty.

“There's a sort of public health obligation for individuals to consider when it comes to vaccination and herd immunity,” Banach said. “I think there is some responsibility that individuals have to the public in order to really reduce the occurrence of these infections.”

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Experts Concerned About Potential 'Second Wave' of Flu

NBC Connecticut  online

2018-04-09

“There is some concern about that but it’s a little difficult to predict,” Dr. David Banach, infectious disease physician at UConn Health, said. Banach confirms it’s a little unusual to be dealing with flu this late in the year.

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Articles (5)

Challenges in identifying Candida auris in hospital clinical laboratories: a need for hospital and public health laboratory collaboration in rapid identification of an emerging pathogen Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

2018

Challenges in identifying Candida auris in hospital clinical laboratories: a need for hospital and public health laboratory collaboration in rapid identification of an emerging pathogen.

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Misidentification of Candida auris by RapID Yeast Plus, a Commercial, Biochemical Enzyme-Based Manual Rapid Identification System Journal of Clinical Microbiology

2018

The misidentification ofCandida aurisusing RapID Yeast Plus, a commercial, biochemical enzyme-based manual rapid identification system.

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Duration of Contact Precautions for Acute-Care Settings Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

2018

Duration of Contact Precautions for Acute-Care Settings.
Banach, David B; Bearman, Gonzalo; Barnden, Marsha; Hanrahan, Jennifer A; Leekha, Surbhi; Morgan, Daniel J; Murthy, Rekha; Munoz-Price, L Silvia; Sullivan, Kaede V; Popovich, Kyle J; Wiemken, Timothy L Infection control and hospital epidemiology 2018 Feb;39(2):127-144

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Outbreak Response and Incident Management: SHEA Guidance and Resources for Healthcare Epidemiologists in United States Acute-Care Hospitals Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

2017

Outbreak Response and Incident Management: SHEA Guidance and Resources for Healthcare Epidemiologists in United States Acute-Care Hospitals.

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Graft loss among renal-transplant recipients with early reduction of immunosuppression for BK viremia World Journal of Transplant

2017

To review the incidence of graft loss and acute rejection among renal transplant recipients with early reduction of immunosuppression for BK viremia.

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