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Reduce Splashes, Increase Infection Prevention »
Slips, trips, falls and sharps are widely recognized as potential occupational risks in the healthcare industry.  How...
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Experimental Drug Combo Shows Promise Against Hepatitis C »
Drug trio could join newer, highly effective meds such as Sovaldi, Harvoni MORE >>
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Rough flu season cuts wide swath through Mass. »
The influenza virus cut a wide swath across Massachusetts in recent months, striking at nearly three times the rate of las...
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Flu Scan for May 05, 2015 »
H7N9 case in China; Hospital influenza diagnosis MORE >>
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News Scan for May 05, 2015 »
Another Saudi MERS case; Pertussis vaccine effectiveness MORE >>
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H5N2 suspected on 5 more Iowa, Minnesota farms »
Officials in Iowa and Minnesota today reported five more likely outbreaks of H5N2 avian flu, while a Minnesota turkey comp...
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CDC Downgrades Travel Notice for Ebola in Liberia »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has downgraded the travel notice for Ebola in Liberia to an Alert, Le...
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SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands - WHO's global annual call to action for health workers »
What are you doing to be part of a life-saving social epidemic? Some of our collaborators around the globe are already act...
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Hispanics' health in the United States »
The first national study on Hispanic health risks and leading causes of death in the United States by the Centers for Dise...
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Teenagers and Whooping Cough »
An estimated 16 million cases of pertussis… also known as whooping cough… are reported worldwide each year. Recent outbrea...
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NIH statement on World Asthma Day 2015 »
On World Asthma Day 2015, the National Institutes of Health stands with the international community to renew our commitmen...
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CDC Physicians Discuss Current Issues Focused On Clostridium Difficile (C. Diff.) Infections and Ant »
oin us on  Tuesday, May 5 th  at  11:00 a.m.  Pacific/ 2:00 p.m. Eastern time  for an on-l...
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IAC Express #1181 »
News from the  Immunization Action Coalition. MORE >>
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Latest Outbreak Reminds Us of Reprocessing Imperatives, Prompts New and Pending Guidance »
Following yet another highly publicized patient exposure to dangerous pathogens via contaminated endoscopes, the healthcar...
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Another study confirms detrimental effects of delaying hepatitis C treatment »
Deferring antiviral therapy for hepatitis C until a person progresses to advanced liver disease has clear drawbacks includ...
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Community Water Fluoridation 70th Anniversary »
Since community water fluoridation began in 1945, each generation has enjoyed better oral health than the previous one. Dr...
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ADA Applauds USPHS Final Recommendation on Optimal Fluoride Level in Drinking Water »
The American Dental Association (ADA) commends the Department of Health and Human Services for announcing the U.S. Public...
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Hand Hygiene in the Control of Ebola Virus Disease »
For any infection that can be spread through touch, including those carried in bodily fluids, hand hygiene is vital. It is...
Monday, May 04, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Avian Flu Scan for May 04, 2015 »
H7N9 case in China; H5N1, H7N9 pandemic threat assessment; H6 serologic findings MORE >>
Monday, May 04, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for May 04, 2015 »
MERS case in Saudi Arabia; More chikungunya in Americas MORE >>
Monday, May 04, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
H5N1 revisits Turkey as H5N8 plagues Taiwan »
Highly pathogenic H5N1 avian flu has resurfaced in Turkey for the first time since 2008, while the H5N8 virus has hit five...
Monday, May 04, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Three Midwest states report 14 more H5N2 outbreaks »
Officials in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin today reported a total of 14 more confirmed or probable H5N2 avian flu outbrea...
Monday, May 04, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA seeks more data on safety of hospital hand cleaners »
Federal health officials say more information is needed to establish the safety and effectiveness of common hand cleaners...
Monday, May 04, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mow With Safety in Mind »
Expert offers tips on avoiding injury when cutting the grass MORE >>
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As whooping cough grows, study finds vaccine wanes »
An analysis of Washington state’s 2012 pertussis epidemic, the worst since 1942, found that the vaccine to prevent the dis...
Sunday, May 03, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stop Ticks »
DEET, showers, and tick checks can stop ticks. MORE >>
Saturday, May 02, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Role of Training in Your Disaster Preparedness Plan »
The plan should be considered a living document, reviewed and updated on a regular basis as the emergency team sees fit....
Saturday, May 02, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Good Ideas Welcome on OSHA's PELs »
Updating the PELs is an important issue. OSHA’s RFI is broader than that, encompassing other strategies it could use to ad...
Friday, May 01, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu Scan for May 01, 2015 »
Flu season update; Flu vaccine recall; H5N1 in Burkina Faso MORE >>
Friday, May 01, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for May 01, 2015 »
Nepal diarrheal outbreak prevention; Saudi MERS case; STEC outbreak in Washington; S aureus in swine worker; Neglected dis...
Friday, May 01, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Probe of recent Liberian death finds Ebola sexual transmission clues »
An investigation by Liberian health officials and experts from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) int...
Friday, May 01, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Facing 4 more H5N2 outbreaks, Iowa declares emergency »
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad declared a statewide emergency over H5N2 avian influenza today as the state reported probable out...
Friday, May 01, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
EHP May 2015 Table of Contents »
Access the full issue here MORE >>
Friday, May 01, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Noroviruses Can Spread by Air »
Noroviruses, a group of viruses responsible for more than half of global gastroenteritis cases, can spread by air up to se...
Friday, May 01, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bird flu outbreak could set U.S. record with 'probable' cases in Iowa »
The highly pathogenic H5 avian flu turned up in initial tests at five more farms in Iowa, including a commercial egg opera...

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