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News Scan for May 27, 2016 »
Yellow fever in Angola; Curtain closing on US flu season; FDA import risk protocol MORE >>
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Zika data point to sexual transmission in women »
Women in the sexually active age-group are overwhelmingly more likely than men to be infected with Zika virus, with sexual...
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CDC URGES SPEED ON ZIKA AS HOUSE MOVES TO NEGOTIATE FUNDING »
The U.S. must act more quickly to protect pregnant women from birth defect-causing Zika, a top health official said Thursd...
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Metagenomics pathogen detection tool could change how infectious diseases are diagnosed »
cientists at the University of Utah, ARUP Laboratories, and IDbyDNA, Inc., have developed ultra-fast, meta-genomics analys...
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for May 26, 2016 »
Last FMSA rule final; H7N9 case in China; Strep in pregnant women; Pseudomonas phage therapy MORE >>
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
OIE aims to strengthen regulation of animal antibiotics »
At a Paris meeting this week, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) presented the key principles of its strategy...
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
WHA OKs new WHO health emergencies program »
The World Health Assembly (WHA) yesterday approved the World Health Organization (WHO) plan to establish a Health Emergenc...
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New estimate puts Zika microcephaly risk at 1% to 13% »
In an effort to hone in on a more precise risk of microcephaly in pregnant women infected with Zika virus, researchers fro...
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Highly resistant MCR-1 'superbug' found in US for first time »
Bacteria carrying the very worrisome MCR-1 resistance gene—which makes the last-line antibiotic colistin useless against t...
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Building An Antibiotic To Kill Bad Microbes While Sparing Good Ones »
Antibiotics can save lives, but sometimes they can work too well.Most antibiotics can't tell the difference betw...
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Prevalence*,† of Adults Aged ≥18 Years with Hypertension§ Who Are Awa »
For the period 2011–2014, 83.3% of adults aged ≥18 years with hypertension were aware of their hypertension status. Overal...
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Notice to Readers: Changes in the Presentation of Zika Virus Disease, Non-Congenital Infection »
The Executive Board of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists has approved the additions of “Zika virus dise...
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Announcement: National High Blood Pressure Education Month — May 2016 »
May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a major contributor to heart di...
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Notes from the Field: Expanded Chemoprophylaxis Offered in Response to a Case of Meningococcal »
On December 11, 2015, the Fort Wayne-Allen County (Indiana) Department of Health was notified by a local hospital laborato...
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Notes from the Field: Outbreak of Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease at a University — Californ »
On January 31, 2016, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD) was notified of a suspected case of meningoc...
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Notes from the Field: Outbreak of Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease at a University — Californ »
On January 31, 2016, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD) was notified of a suspected case of meningoc...
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Possible Zika Virus Infection Among Pregnant Women — United States and Territories, May 2016 W »
Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and brain abnormalities ( 1 ), and it is the first known mosquito-borne infection...
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Sodium in Store and Restaurant Food Environments — Guam, 2015 »
Compared with the United States overall, Guam has higher mortality rates from cardiovascular disease and stroke ( 1 ). E...
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Fatal Abusive Head Trauma Among Children Aged <5 Years — United States, 1999–20140 »
n the United States, abusive head trauma (AHT) is one of the leading causes of maltreatment fatalities among infants and c...
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The superbug that doctors have been dreading just reached the U.S. »
For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of las...
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
World Health Assembly agrees new Health Emergencies Programme »
  WHO Member States today agreed to one of the most profound transformations in the Organization’s history, establis...
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Could Alzheimer’s Stem From Infections? It Makes Sense, Experts Say »
Could it be that Alzheimer’s disease stems from the toxic remnants of the brain’s attempt to fight off infection? MOR...
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
For Zika-infected pregnancies, microcephaly risk may be as high as 13 percent »
Pregnant women infected with the Zika virus during their first trimester face as high as a 13 percent chance that their fe...
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Effect of Multiple Alcohol-Based Hand Rub Applications on the Tensile Properties of Thirteen Brands »
Appropriate hospital staff practice using ABHR treatment and doffing gloves is recommended to become more familiar with ch...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu Scan for May 25, 2016 »
Racial bias and flu vaccine uptake; H7N9 cases vs clusters MORE >>
Wednesday, May 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for May 25, 2016 »
Cow antibiotics and methane output; MERS antibodies in camel calves; Ricin vaccine funds MORE >>
Wednesday, May 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
More eye problems found in babies with Zika-linked microcephaly »
The type of eye problems in babies born with Zika-related microcephaly is more extensive then originally thought, accordin...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHS issues guidance to clarify Patient Safety Quality Improvement Act »
Providers who have been trying to shield patient records from view by hiding behind the  Patient Safety Quality Impr...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
NQF, CDC Issue Guidance to Help Hospitals Better Manage Use of Antibiotics »
Leading experts from the public and private sectors today released an urgently needed tool to help acute-care hospitals in...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAC Express #1247 »
News from the  Immunization Action Coalition MORE >>
Wednesday, May 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prevent Lyme Disease »
Before gardening, camping, hiking, or just playing outdoors, make preventing tick bites part of your plans. MORE >...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Official Says Thousands May Have Arrived in US With Zika »
Federal health officials today said they believe thousands of people may have contracted the Zika virus  before ret...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for May 24, 2016 »
Yellow fever immunization; Chikungunya cases top 100,000; 4-strain cell-based flu vaccine MORE >>
Tuesday, May 24, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study: Different resistant E coli strains can cross-protect »
Two strains of bacteria resistant to different antibiotics can protect each other in an environment where both drugs are p...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Zika found in wild mosquitoes; US reviews Wolbachia use »
In Zika-related mosquito developments, Brazilian researchers announced yesterday the first virus detection in wild-caught&...

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