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Wednesday, January 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Contact Precaution Guidelines Released for Multidrug-Resistant Infections »
A new expert guidance concerning contact precautions (CP) for multi-drug resistant bacteria has been released and publishe...
Friday, January 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Joint Commission cracks down on hand hygiene »
The Joint Commission will now issue a citation to healthcare organizations if during on-site visits surveyors witness an e...
Friday, January 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Non-occupational Uses of Respiratory Protection – What Public Health Organizations and Users Need »
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) mission is to promote safe and healthful working conditi...
Saturday, December 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
How a children's hospital handled a measles outbreak »
When Children's Minnesota hospital in St. Paul confirmed a toddler as its first measles case of 2017 last spring, Patricia...
Saturday, December 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Risk assessment of colonization of legionella spp. in dental unit waterlines. »
The aerosol produced during the use of dental instruments can spread pathogens potentially harmful to health. Most of the...
Friday, December 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Interaction of healthcare worker hands and portable medical equipment: a sequence analysis to show p »
While research has demonstrated the importance of a clean health care environment, there is a lack of research on the role...
Friday, December 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 29, 2017 »
Bactericidal vs bacteriostatic drugs HAI and medical gear MORE >>
Friday, December 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Dec 29, 2017 »
UAE screening finds MERS case Polio in Pakistan and DRC More avian flu outbreaks in 5...
Friday, December 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC: flu rises sharply, now widespread in 36 states »
Flu activity rose sharply last week, with 36 states now reporting widespread circulation and other markers such as clinic...
Thursday, December 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Dec 28, 2017 »
US E coli outbreak Antibiotic use in Chinese hospitals MERS in Saudi Arabia Hurricane recovery progress...
Thursday, December 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report finds gaps in FDA food recall process »
A new report from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said the...
Thursday, December 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Paper suggests antibiotic alternatives should focus on mild infections »
A paper today in  PLoS Biology  argues that developing antibiotic alternatives for mild infections rather than...
Thursday, December 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Overcoming difficulties developing an HIV vaccine »
The development of an HIV vaccine has proven extraordinarily difficult. One of the reasons is that naïve precursor B cells...
Wednesday, December 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Dec 27, 2017 »
Saudi MERS case Yellow fever in Nigeria South Korean anthrax developments...
Wednesday, December 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Six countries report more avian flu outbreaks »
A handful of countries reported new avian flu outbreaks over the past few days that involved different strains, including...
Wednesday, December 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Jump in H3N2 flu prompts CDC warning, antiviral reminder »
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today warned clinicians that flu activity has increased significan...
Wednesday, December 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory Regarding Seasonal Influenza A(H3N2) Activity and Ant »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing: 1) a notice about increased influenza A(H3N2) activity...
Sunday, December 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years with Any Hearing Loss,* by State — National He »
Overall, 15.9% of U.S. adults aged ≥18 years had any hearing loss during 2014–2016. The prevalence of any hearing loss was...
Sunday, December 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Notes from the Field: Use of Asynchronous Video Directly Observed Therapy for Treatment of Tub »
To treat a cluster of tuberculosis (TB) transmission cases in a long-term care facility for cognitively impaired adults lo...
Sunday, December 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: CDC Grand Rounds: National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Registry Impact, Challenges, an »
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rapidly progressive fatal neurologic dis...
Sunday, December 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Prevalence and Disparities in Tobacco Product Use Among American Indians/Alaska Natives — Unit »
An overarching goal of  Healthy People 2020  is to achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve h...
Sunday, December 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Prevalence of Obesity Among Adults, by Household Income and Education — United States, 2011–20 »
Studies have suggested that obesity prevalence varies by income and educational level, although patterns might differ betw...
Saturday, December 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
5 ways to conduct infection control training for your office »
Infection control training can — and very regularly should — be an important part of your staff’s continuing education. Tr...
Friday, December 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Dec 22, 2017 »
Dengvaxia review planned Saudi Arabia MERS Drug-resistant priority pathogens...
Friday, December 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Four groups get Longitude funds for point-of-care tests »
The Longitude Prize has named the latest winners of funding for the development of point-of-care diagnostic tests that wil...
Friday, December 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Netherlands, Italy report new avian flu outbreaks »
In ongoing avian flu activity in Europe, the Netherlands today reported two more highly pathogenic H5N6 outbreaks in wild...
Friday, December 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Outpatient flu visits spike as more states note high activity »
The proportion of people visiting outpatient clinics with influenza-like illness (ILI) symptoms is now 3.5%, well above th...
Friday, December 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Zika remains a research and public health challenge, say NIAID scientists »
Since 2016, when Zika was declared by WHO as a public health emergency of international concern, the virus has become esta...
Thursday, December 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Dec 21, 2017 »
Saudi MERS case   Legionella in cooling towers 1 million cholera cases...
Thursday, December 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
As 2 nations report more avian flu, USDA alters reimbursement »
As South Korea and the Philippines report new highly pathogenic avian flu outbreaks, the US Department of Agriculture (USD...
Thursday, December 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study: For kids with respiratory infections, broader isn't better »
A new study in the  Journal of the American Medical Association  ( JAMA ) indicates that broad-spectrum anti...
Thursday, December 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC releases grim new opioid overdose figures: ‘We’re talking about more than an exponential increas »
The national opioid epidemic escalated in 2016, driven by an unprecedented surge in deaths from fentanyl and other synthet...
Wednesday, December 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 20, 2017 »
Long-term FMT success Antibiotic choice for C diff MORE >>
Wednesday, December 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Dec 20, 2017 »
Camels and MERS Zika screening in Florida South Korea reports H5N6   MOR...
Wednesday, December 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA finalizes rule on healthcare antiseptics »
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday finalized a rule that bans marketing of over-the-counter healthcare an...

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