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Researchers may have found second 'superbug' gene in U.S. patient »
Scientists may have identified a second patient in the United States infected with bacteria carrying the mcr-1 "superbug"...
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News Scan for Jun 28, 2016 »
Saudi MERS cases; 2009 H1N1 origins in Mexico; WHO health emergency head; Strategic National Stockpile report MORE &...
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Zika funding bill falters as Florida reports microcephaly »
Senate Democrats today derailed a $1.1 billion Zika funding bill over objections to attached measures such as birth contro...
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Zika animal studies yield new disease clues, optimism for vaccine »
Two separate animal studies today filled in more information gaps about Zika virus: one on rhesus monkeys that yielded new...
13 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
10 Elements to Consider When Conducting an Infection Risk Assessment »
Almost everything we do in the healthcare industry is designed around one main focal point: patient safety. And infection...
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U.K. Case of Throat Gonorrhea Resists Antibiotics »
 In an alarming development, British public health experts have confirmed a case of throat gonorrhea that proved untr...
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Contaminated Gloves a No-No in Hospitals »
Health care workers who wear contaminated gloves can transfer bacteria onto hospital surfaces, a new study warns. MOR...
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To Your Health: NLM update Transcript Impact of Medical errors: 06/27/2016 »
Here is what's new this week in To Your Health - a consumer health oriented podcast from NLM - that helps you use MedlineP...
19 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fighting MRSA Infections in Hospital Care: How Organizational Factors Matter »
Intensified general cleaning, improved hand hygiene, additional infection control training, and a climate conducive to err...
20 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
New life form discovered in saliva is linked to human disease »
Parasitic bacteria that are entirely dependent on the other bacteria they infect have been discovered for the first time,...
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6 best injection practices for your healthcare facility »
Safe and effective injection practices are a cornerstone of any facility's infection prevention processes. MORE >>
Monday, June 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Jun 27, 2016 »
Saudi MERS cases; Signs of H7N7 in poultry workers; Diabetes and antibiotic prescribing MORE >>
Monday, June 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study documents live Zika virus in urine and saliva »
In findings that hint at other possible person-to-person Zika transmission routes, a research team from Brazil's Fiocruz I...
Monday, June 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Global Emergence of Invasive Infections Caused by the Multidrug-Resistant Yeast Candida auris »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has received reports from international healthcare facilities that&nb...
Monday, June 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHS calls on center for innovation to accelerate Zika vaccine development »
To accelerate development of a Zika vaccine, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Sec...
Monday, June 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Awards $26 Million to Academic Medical Centers, Drives Innovation to Protect Patients »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $26 million to support applied research at five academic...
Monday, June 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Today is National HIV Testing Day: Really, get tested »
Today, as we observe  National HIV Testing Day , it’s an opportunity to recognize the important role that testing i...
Sunday, June 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why Didn't FluMist Flu Vaccine Work? Your Questions Answered »
News that vaccine advisers  do not recommend FluMist , the only needle-free flu vaccine on the market, has parents...
Friday, June 24, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Jun 24, 2016 »
White House Zika funding threat; Saudi MERS update; Flu vaccine developments; CDC lab incident disclosures; Measles suscep...
Friday, June 24, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MCR-1 findings in gulls show mobility of resistance threat »
The feared antibiotic resistance factor MCR-1 has been found in seagulls in Argentina and Lithuania, raising the possibili...
Thursday, June 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The president just signed a law that affects nearly every product you use »
President Obama signed a bill into law Wednesday that places stronger regulations on chemicals present in nearly every pro...
Thursday, June 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu Scan for Jun 23, 2016 »
ACIP flu vaccine follow-up; H7 avian flu in Macau poultry MORE >>
Thursday, June 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Jun 23, 2016 »
Saudi MERS case; West Nile neurologic damage MORE >>
Thursday, June 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
WHO launches yellow fever vaccination campaign »
Yesterday the World Health Organization (WHO) released more details of its plan to launch an emergency yellow fever vaccin...
Thursday, June 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Studies find prior dengue worsens Zika but hint at vaccine potential »
A pair of studies today probing the complex antibody reactions between Zika and dengue infection have both bad news and go...
Thursday, June 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dengue virus exposure may amplify Zika infection »
Previous exposure to the dengue virus may increase the potency of Zika infection, according to research from Imperial Coll...
Thursday, June 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Antibodies that are effective against both dengue and Zika viruses »
Scientists from the Institut Pasteur and the CNRS [1], in collaboration with Imperial College London and the University of...
Thursday, June 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACIP votes down use of LAIV for 2016-2017 flu season »
CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) today voted that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also...
Thursday, June 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: QuickStats: Prevalence* of Abnormal Cholesterol† Levels Among Young Persons Aged 6–19 Years, b »
During 2011–2014, 21.0% of young persons aged 6–19 years had at least one of the three indicators of abnormal cholesterol....
Thursday, June 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Announcement: 20th Anniversary of PulseNet: the National Molecular Subtyping Network for Foodb »
PulseNet is celebrating 20 years of public health achievements in transforming the way foodborne disease outbreaks are det...
Thursday, June 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Zika Virus Surveillance and Preparedness — New York City, 2015–2016 »
Zika virus has rapidly spread through the World Health Organization’s Region of the Americas since being identified in Bra...
Thursday, June 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Screening of Blood Donations for Zika Virus Infection — Puerto Rico, April 3–June 11, 2016 »
Transfusion-transmitted infections have been documented for several arboviruses, including West Nile and dengue viruses (...
Thursday, June 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: State and Local Comprehensive Smoke-Free Laws for Worksites, Restaurants, and Bars — United St »
Exposure to secondhand smoke from burning tobacco products causes stroke, lung cancer, and coronary heart disease in adult...
Thursday, June 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Health Care Use and HIV Testing of Males Aged 15–39 Years in Physicians’ Offices — United Stat »
In 2014, 81% of new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection diagnoses in the United States were in males, with the hi...
Thursday, June 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Evaluation of the Impact of National HIV Testing Day — United States, 2011–2014 »
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing is the first step in the continuum of HIV prevention, care, and treatment servi...

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