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Thursday, June 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Five more polio cases reported in Syria as vaccine ships »
Five more vaccine-derived polio cases have been confirmed in Syria, and vaccine shipments are on their way to the region,...
Thursday, June 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Europe announces new action plan on AMR »
European officials today released a new action plan on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) that builds on efforts to address th...
Thursday, June 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Common antimicrobials help patients recover from MRSA abscesses »
NIAID-funded trial counters current thinking about treatment effectiveness. MORE >>
Thursday, June 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mutant Strains Of Polio Vaccine Now Cause More Paralysis Than Wild Polio »
For the first time, the number of children paralyzed by mutant strains of the polio vaccine are greater than the number of...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 28, 2017 »
Opposition to AMR budget cuts   Antibiotics for skin wounds MORE >>
Wednesday, June 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Jun 28, 2017 »
H7N9 illness cluster Lassa fever in Nigeria Somalia cholera outbreak...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New colistin resistance gene identified in China »
Researchers in China have discovered another gene that confers resistance to the last-resort antibiotic colistin. MOR...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Microneedle flu vaccine patch passes phase 1 trial »
The future of the flu vaccine may be in an adhesive strip no bigger than a Band-Aid, according to the results of a phase 1...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Surveillance of microbiological contamination and correct use of protective lead garments. »
o prevent the contamination of these garments, it is important to develop appropriate sanitation procedures and to store t...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Antibiotic-prescribing habits among Norwegian dentists: a survey over 25 years (1990-2015). »
Bacterial antibiotic resistance is a steadily growing global problem, which today is compared with issues such as global w...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Researchers develop microneedle patch for flu vaccination »
A National Institutes of Health-funded study led by a team at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University has...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAC Express #1313 »
News from the  Immunization Action Coalition  MORE >>
Tuesday, June 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Jun 27, 2017 »
Antibiotic resistance at the Hajj MERS in Riyadh   Plague cases...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Head of fungal meningitis outbreak pharmacy sentenced to 9 years in prison »
A US district court judge yesterday sentenced Barry Cadden, owner and head pharmacist of a Massachusetts compounding pharm...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the importance of the Drug Quality and Secu »
In late 2012, the United States faced the most serious outbreak associated with contaminated compounded drugs in recent hi...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Reported Having a Severe Headache or Migr »
In 2015, 20.0% of women and 9.7% of men aged ≥18 years had a severe headache or migraine in the past 3 months. Overall and...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Progress Toward Containment of Poliovirus Type 2 — Worldwide, 2017 »
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) continues to make progress toward the eradication target. Only one of the t...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Screening for Syphilis and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections in Pregnant Women — Guam, 201 »
Prenatal screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can prevent adverse perinatal outcomes. In Gua...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Evaluation of Placental and Fetal Tissue Specimens for Zika Virus Infection — 50 States and Di »
Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause congenital microcephaly and brain abnormalities ( 1 ), and detection of...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: HIV Testing, Linkage to HIV Medical Care, and Interviews for Partner Services Among Youths — 6 »
Identifying persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) who are unaware of their infection, linking them to HIV...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: National HIV Testing Day — June 27, 2017 »
National HIV Testing Day, June 27, highlights the importance of testing in detecting, treating, and preventing human immun...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Rural and Urban Differences in Air Quality, 2008–2012, and Community Drinking Water Quality, 2 »
The places in which persons live, work, and play can contribute to the development of adverse health outcomes. Understandi...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Restricted posture in dentistry - a kinematic analysis of orthodontists. »
CONCLUSIONS: During treatment static strains are observed in the entire head and torso area. On the contrary, static p...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Canadian team helps find way to break through armour of dangerous biofilms »
Not many Canadians have ever heard of "biofilms," but doctors and infectious diseases experts know them well. The slimy, g...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hand Hygiene: A Guidebook Exploring a Key Foundation of Infection Prevention and Control »
Whether it's soap-and-water handwashing or using an antiseptic hand wash, an alcohol-based handrub (ABHR), or a surgical h...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. bans fresh Brazil beef imports over safety concerns »
The United States halted imports of fresh Brazilian beef on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said, afte...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
US agency reinstates rule on amalgam management »
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule on the management of dental amalgam discharges into sewe...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
2017 Infection Prevention and Control State of the Industry »
For the purposes of this report, ICT conducted an online survey in which several hundred infection preventionists shared t...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Response to anti-HBV vaccine and 10-year follow-up of antibody levels in healthcare workers. »
Despite improvements in public health and antiviral treatments, vaccination is still the most effective means of preventio...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
National HIV Testing Day »
June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. This year’s theme,  Test Your Way. Do It Today. , is a call to get tested now an...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 23, 2017 »
Antibiotic-free fast-food chicken MRSA in Norway, Kuwait MORE >>
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ten H7N9 cases confirmed in China as poultry outbreak noted »
Today the Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) reported 10 additional cases of H7N9 avian flu, all in men, includi...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
USDA: Environmental spread, multiple entries likely fueled US H7N9 outbreaks »
An investigation by federal and state health officials into the H7N9 avian flu outbreaks at poultry farms in four southeas...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
US cities' Ebola lessons yield readiness checklist »
Analyzing the experiences of four US cities that managed or detected confirmed Ebola cases, experts from the Johns Hopkins...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Zika in the Americas: A Storm in the Making »
When the first case of Zika virus disease was diagnosed in Brazil in May, 2015, “The Americas had the unfortunate distinct...

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