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Risk Management: Keeping Diseases Out of Healthcare Facilities »
When healthcare facilities' staff and vendor employees are aware of infection problems and take specific steps to prevent...
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Screening Method Uncovers Drugs That May Combat Deadly Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria »
In recent years, hospitals have reported dramatic increases in the number of cases of the highly contagious, difficult-to-...
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News Scan for Apr 29, 2016 »
Listeria in Dole facility; Flu retreat resumes; Wisconsin Elizabethkingia developments;Fecal transplant compatibility; Tda...
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FDA OKs emergency use for first commercial Zika test »
In the latest Zika virus developments, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday issued an emergency use authori...
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First Zika virus-related death reported in U.S. in Puerto Rico »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported the first Zika-virus-related death in the United States, a Pue...
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Elizabethkingia, Situational Awareness, and Astute Clinicians »
Several Midwestern states are in the midst of a mysterious outbreak of bacteremia (and other infections) caused by ...
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Montreal disease experts tracking tropical infection in the Arctic »
A few years ago, several children in a remote northern Quebec community got very sick with intense diarrhea...
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Fine-particle pollution linked to wider number of cancers, premature births »
Researchers have long known that long-term exposure to fine-particle air pollution is linked to high rates of lung cancer...
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu Scan for Apr 28, 2016 »
Tropical flu patterns; H5N1 in Vietnam MORE >>
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Apr 28, 2016 »
Memphis measles outbreak; Yellow fever in Afric; Ebola update; Severe adenovirus illnesses; MCR-1 in Brazil’s livestock...
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHS supports blood sampling to foster new Zika tests »
Federal officials yesterday announced efforts to gather blood samples from people in the continental United States and Pue...
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report: Antibiotic stewardship programs lower infections, improve care »
Inpatient antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs) lower rates of healthcare-associated infections, increase microbial susce...
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Partners Receive Funding to Develop Zika Virus Diagnostic »
Rheonix Inc, Ithaca, NY, in collaboration with the New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD), has received funding...
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: QuickStats: Distribution of Long-Term Care Staffing* Hours,† by Staff Member Type and Sector — »
In 2014, aides provided more hours of care in the major sectors of long-term care than the other staffing types shown. Aid...
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Announcement: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Awareness Month — May 2016 »
May is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Awareness Month. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive, fat...
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Notes from the Field: Health Care–Associated Hepatitis A Outbreak — Texas, 2015 »
On August 27–28, 2015, the Texas Department of State Health Services received calls from Fort Bend County and Harris Count...
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Notes from the Field: Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis Associated with Exposure to Swimming »
On June 17, 2015, a previously healthy woman aged 21 years went to an emergency department after onset of headache, nausea...
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Counterfeit Norco Poisoning Outbreak — San Francisco Bay Area, California, March 25–April 5, 2 »
On March 28, 2016, two patients were evaluated at the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center emergency department (ED) in Co...
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Food and Drug Administration Approval for Use of Hiberix as a 3-Dose Primary Haemophilus influ »
On January 14, 2016, GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina) received approval from the Food...
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Opioid Prescriptions Among Women of Reproductive Age Enrolled in Medicaid — New York, 2008–201 »
Exposure to opioids during pregnancy can lead to adverse infant outcomes, including neonatal abstinence syndrome ( 1 ) a...
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Reduced Disparities in Birth Rates Among Teens Aged 15–19 Years — United States, 2006–2007 and »
Teen childbearing can have negative health, economic, and social consequences for mothers and their children ( 1 ) and c...
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
May 5: Hand Hygiene Day »
Keeping hands clean is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of infection and illness. MORE >>
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public Health Response to a Changing Climate »
Climate change threatens human health and well-being in many ways  . Learn what CDC is doing to prevent and adapt t...
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Measles: Make Sure Your Child is Fully Immunized »
Measles is a highly contagious disease. It can be serious for young children. Protect child by making sure he or she is up...
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mumps Outbreak Reaches 40 at Harvard University »
There have been 40 confirmed cases of the mumps at Harvard University, even though many of those infected were vaccinated....
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Staying Safe in a Tornado »
To stay safe during a tornado, prepare a plan and emergency kit, stay aware of weather conditions during thunderstorms, kn...
Thursday, April 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Workplace violence against health-care workers under-reported, largely ignored »
Violence against workers in health-care settings like hospitals, nursing homes and psychiatric environments ...
Wednesday, April 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Path to Better Antibiotic Stewardship in Inpatient Settings »
10 case studies map how to improve antibiotic use in acute and long-term care facilities MORE >>
Wednesday, April 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Apr 27, 2016 »
H5N8 in migratory birds; Laninamivir as flu prophylaxis; Saudi MERS details MORE >>
Wednesday, April 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gauging threat of ag-related resistant bacteria poses huge challenge »
The role of agriculture as a source of antimicrobial resistant bacteria (ARB) that may pose a threat to humans is so compl...
Wednesday, April 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Norovirus studies pinpoint global burden, build case for vaccine »
The global economic burden of norovirus is a staggering $60 billion per year, with an annual death toll of 200,000, accord...
Wednesday, April 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
White House steps up call for action on Zika funds »
The White House is stepping up its calls for Congress to pass President Obama's $1.9 billion emergency funding request for...
Wednesday, April 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Norovirus a Costly Bug »
The stomach bug norovirus sickens nearly 700 million people worldwide annually and costs health care systems more than $4...
Wednesday, April 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hospital criticised for hand hygiene compliance »
A GLASGOW hospital has been rapped for flouting hand hygiene requirements in a unit which treats patients suffering from k...
Wednesday, April 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday »
After collecting and destroying 5.5 million pounds—2,762 tons—of unused prescription drugs in the past five years, the U.S...

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