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Tuesday, June 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 20, 2017 »
New antibiotic OK'd MDR-TB in US kids   Virus tests and stewardship...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Jun 20, 2017 »
New Syrian polio cases Inhaled anthrax vaccine MORE >>
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Data on Zika in mosquitoes suggest early presence in Rio »
Today two studies describe the prevalence and scope of Zika infection in mosquito species in Brazil and Mexico, with one s...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Handpieces may spread harmful microorganisms »
Syringes, scalers, and high-speed handpieces could be spreading harmful microorganisms in your dental practice, according...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
In just one year, nearly 1.3 million Americans needed hospital care for opioid-related issues »
The coast-to-coast opioid epidemic is swamping hospitals, with  government data published Tuesday  showing 1.2...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
200 scientists call for new restrictions on antimicrobial chemicals in personal-care products »
The Food and Drug Administration took the bold step late last year of banning 19 chemicals in hand and body soap because o...
Monday, June 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 19, 2017 »
Surgical antibiotic prophylaxis   MRSA screen and vancomycin   Antibiotics f...
Monday, June 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Jun 19, 2017 »
Saudi MERS cases HIV council resignations Avian flu in 3 nations Chi...
Monday, June 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Review ties stewardship to sharp drop in resistant bacteria »
Antibiotic stewardship programs have reduced the incidence of infections and colonization with multidrug-resistant (MDR) g...
Monday, June 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NYC officials probe Legionnaires' cluster in Lennox Hill »
Health officials in New York City recently announced that they are investigating a cluster of Legionnaires' disease cases...
Friday, June 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 16, 2017 »
ICU drug resistance in Vietnam Resistant pathogens in Nepal MORE >>
Friday, June 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Jun 16, 2017 »
Fatal Saudi MERS case H7N9 infections Polio in Afghanistan Cholera i...
Friday, June 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tailored infection control shown to cut MRSA in veterans home »
An infection control program approved by and tailored to the needs of veterans residing in a community living center reduc...
Friday, June 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHS unveils updated pandemic flu plan »
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) yesterday released a major update to its pandemic influenza plan, des...
Friday, June 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NIH study: Glutamine suppresses herpes in mice and guinea pigs »
Glutamine supplements can suppress reactivation of herpes simplex virus (HSV) in mice and guinea pigs, according to findin...
Thursday, June 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu Scan for Jun 15, 2017 »
H7N9 mutation threats Repeat flu vaccination Avian flu in 3 nations MORE >>
Thursday, June 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Jun 15, 2017 »
Riyadh MERS Suspected Ebola Chikungunya in mosquitoes WHO health eme...
Thursday, June 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New drug touted as potential big step in fighting resistant bacteria »
A new antibiotic compound that was found in soil bacteria promises to be effective against a wide range of drug-resistant...
Thursday, June 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC: 'Chronic Lyme' treatments carry serious risk »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published five case studies today in  Morbidity and Mortality W...
Thursday, June 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: QuickStats: Percentage* of Children and Teens Aged 4–17 Years Ever Diagnosed with Attention-De »
During 2013−2015, the percentage of children and teens aged 4–17 years who had ever received a diagnosis of ADHD was signi...
Thursday, June 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Announcement: Community Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation for Team-Based Care for »
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recently posted new information on its website: “Diabetes Management: Team-Ba...
Thursday, June 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Notes from the Field: Evaluation of a Perceived Cluster of Plasma Cell Dyscrasias Among Worker »
In 2014, CDC received a request from workers at a natural gas company in Illinois for a health hazard evaluation. The requ...
Thursday, June 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Pregnancy Outcomes After Maternal Zika Virus Infection During Pregnancy — U.S. Territories, Ja »
Pregnant women living in or traveling to areas with local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission are at risk for Zika viru...
Thursday, June 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Trends in Breastfeeding Among Infants Enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program f »
Breastfeeding is widely accepted as the optimal method of infant feeding ( 1 , 2 ). New York Special Supplemental Nutr...
Thursday, June 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Serious Bacterial Infections Acquired During Treatment of Patients Given a Diagnosis of Chroni »
The term “chronic Lyme disease” is used by some health care providers as a diagnosis for various constitutional, musculosk...
Thursday, June 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Electronic Cigarettes as an Introductory Tobacco Product Among Eighth and 11th Grade Tobacco U »
During 2011–2015, increased electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) and hookah use offset declines in cigarette and other tobac...
Thursday, June 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2011–2016 »
obacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States; nearly all tobacco use begins durin...
Thursday, June 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Influenza virus can overcome potentially crippling mutations »
New research could improve the effectiveness of flu vaccines and therapies MORE >>
Thursday, June 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Researchers discover new antibiotic effective against drug-resistant bacteria »
Scientists from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the biotechnology company NAICONS Srl., and elsewhere have discovered a...
Thursday, June 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
High prevalence of CRE in Washington, D.C. healthcare facilities »
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), a family of highly pathogenic antibiotic-resistant organisms, are endemic a...
Thursday, June 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAC Express #1311 - Ask the Experts »
From the  Immunization Action Coalition  MORE >>
Wednesday, June 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 14, 2017 »
Drug resistance in GI illness MDR in neonatal sepsis MORE >>
Wednesday, June 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Jun 14, 2017 »
MERS cases in Saudi Arabia South America flu rise   Chikungunya blip...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
China reports more high-path H7N9 outbreaks in poultry »
In the latest avian flu developments, China reports more highly pathogenic H7N9 outbreaks in three provinces, and South Ko...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
 IAC Express #1310 »
News from the  Immunization Action Coalition  MORE >>

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