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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...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Scientists Endeavor to Eradicate Biofilms »
Biofilms are slimy, glue-like membranes that are produced bacteria and fungi in order to colonize surfaces. They can grow...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Crystal clear: Assuring our water is safe »
Water emergencies — such as the ongoing crisis in Flint, Michigan — reflect the need for stringent water standards nationw...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
OSHA and Ergonomics: The Past, Present and Future »
Ergonomics was a hot topic for OSHA in the 1990s, with the agency issuing a standard for ergonomics in 2000, which quickly...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Jun 22, 2017 »
Proof for vaccine events   NDM-1 at Mexican hospital Yemen cholera outbreak...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu Scan for Jun 22, 2017 »
Autism, flu, and pregnancy   H5N8 in South Africa Flu naming and risk perceptions...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study: First Zika microcephaly wave in Brazil was outlier »
About 70% of all Zika-related microcephaly cases in Brazil resulted from the first wave of infections in 2015, according t...
Sunday, June 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
World Hepatitis Day 2017: Eliminate hepatitis »
The World Hepatitis Day on 28 July 2017 is an opportunity to add momentum to all efforts to implement the WHO's first glob...
Sunday, June 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Group Urges Tougher Limits on Chemical in Shampoos, Cosmetics »
The germ-fighting chemical triclosan has got to go, an international coalition of scientists claims. MORE >>
Sunday, June 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Jun 21, 2017 »
Zika-dengue immunity findings   Saudi MERS case Pertussis vaccine exemption...
Sunday, June 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Researchers explore drug pairings to fight resistant bacteria »
Researchers at the University of Utah have identified a method to rapidly identify drugs that can work together to form a...
Sunday, June 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Burlington dental patients told to get tested for hepatitis and HIV »
The Halton Regional Health Department says 9,000 past and current patients of a Burlington dental clinic should get tested...
Sunday, June 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Air Force says 135 patients possibly exposed to HIV, hepatitis »
As many as 135 patients who underwent a colonoscopy or endoscopy at an Air Force base in Qatar may have potentially been e...
Sunday, June 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Preventable are Clostridium difficile Infections? »
Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, and hospital epidemiologist, Department of Internal Medicine and Infectio...
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...

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