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Thursday, May 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Notes from the Field: Ongoing Transmission of Candida auris in Health Care Facilities — United »
In June 2016, CDC released a clinical alert about the emerging, and often multidrug-resistant, fungus  Candida auris...
Thursday, May 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Updated Recommendations for Use of MenB-FHbp Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine — Advisory Comm »
Two serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) vaccines are currently licensed for use in persons aged 10–25 years in the United Sta...
Thursday, May 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Screening Among Pregnant Women and Care of Infants of Hepatitis B »
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is endemic among adults in the U.S. territory of Guam ( 1 , 2 ). Perinatal HBV trans...
Thursday, May 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Disparities in Diabetes Deaths Among Children and Adolescents — United States, 2000–2014 »
Diabetes is a common chronic disease of childhood affecting approximately 200,000 children and adolescents in the United S...
Thursday, May 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Inhalational Chlorine Injuries at Public Aquatic Venues — California, 2008–2015 »
In June 2015, personnel from California’s Contra Costa Health Services Environmental Health and Hazardous Materials (hazma...
Thursday, May 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Using Molecular Characterization to Support Investigations of Aquatic Facility–Associated Outb »
Cryptosporidiosis is a nationally notifiable gastrointestinal illness caused by parasitic protozoa of the genus  Cry...
Thursday, May 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Healthy and Safe Swimming Week — May 22–28, 2017 »
Healthy and Safe Swimming Week highlights measures that swimmers, parents of young swimmers, aquatic facility (e.g., swimm...
Thursday, May 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exposure control practices for administering nitrous oxide: A survey of dentists, dental hygienists, »
Engineering, administrative, and work practice controls have been recommended for many years to minimize exposure to nitro...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 17, 2017 »
Stewardship in a small hospital Stewardship and virology testing MDR Acinetobacter out...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for May 17, 2017 »
Saudi MERS cases Health providers work through ILI N95 protection for nurses...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
As DRC Ebola cases grow, expert sees parallels to Guinea »
In an external situation report released today, the World Health Organization (WHO) said two new suspected Ebola cases are...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ASSE Creates OSHA Reform Blueprint »
The American Society of Safety Engineers has created an  OSHA Reform Blueprint , an eight-page document detailing p...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Seniors seek affordable dental care options »
Slavik, who lives in Burbank, is one of the lucky ones.  Medicare , the federal health insurance program for people...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAC Express #1306 »
News from the  Immunization Action Coalition MORE >>
Tuesday, May 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu Scan for May 16, 2017 »
H9N2 case in China Immune plasma for severe flu Southern Hemisphere flu rise MOR...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for May 16, 2017 »
Yellow fever mutations Antibiotic-free grocery chicken MORE >>
Tuesday, May 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study: Most US global travelers skip measles shots »
More than half of adult travelers who were eligible to be vaccinated against measles during travel medicine clinic visits...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study identifies rare superbug strain in Houston »
A study today of patients with  Klebsiella pneumoniae  infections in one of the nation's largest cities has fo...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
WHO notes 19 suspected Ebola cases in the DRC »
Today the World Health Organization (WHO) said there were an additional 2 new cases of suspected Ebola virus disease in a...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Undetected Ebola infection in international healthcare workers very unlikely »
Undiagnosed Ebola virus infection was probably very rare in international workers who were deployed during the 2013-2015 o...
Monday, May 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Seroconversion rate among health care workers exposed to HIV-contaminated body fluids: The Universit »
The studies enumerating the risk of HIV transmission to health care workers (HCWs) as 0.3% after percutaneous exposure to...
Monday, May 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for May 15, 2017 »
Saudi MERS cases   Syria paralysis cluster probe H5N1, H5N8 outbreaks...
Monday, May 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
WHO confirms 2nd Ebola case in DRC; 17 suspected »
Over the weekend, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed a second case of Ebola virus disease in a patient from the...
Monday, May 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report outlines priorities for US global health role »
An expert committee convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today launched a report desi...
Monday, May 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Global Health and the Future Role of the United States »
The United States has long been a leader in global health. Yet resources are not unlimited, and the case for continued com...
Friday, May 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for May 12, 2017 »
Brazil ends Zika emergency Drug-resistance in Belgium GAO weighs avian flu control...
Friday, May 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
China reports 23 more H7N9 cases, 7 fatal »
Reports of new H7N9 avian flu cases in China continued at a steady pace last week, with 23 more cases reported. Many of th...
Friday, May 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ebola-Zaire confirmed in DRC outbreak that killed 3 »
Today the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed an outbreak of Zaire-strain Ebola virus disease in a person who died i...
Friday, May 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Brazil declares end to Zika emergency after fall in case »
Brazil declared an end to its public health emergency over the Zika virus on Thursday, 18 months after a surge in cases dr...
Friday, May 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Revision to ASHRAE Standard for Ventilation of Healthcare Facilities - Comments Due on May 22! »
On April 7th, the Standard Committee that manages ASHRAE Standard 170, Healthcare Facility Design, began a 45-day comment...
Friday, May 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo »
The World Health Organization has confirmed that one person among a large group of people infected with hemorrhagic f...
Friday, May 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates* Attributable to Alcohol-Induced Causes,† by Race/Ethnici »
In 2015, mortality from alcohol-induced causes reached the highest rate during 1999–2015 of 9.1 deaths per 100,000 U.S. st...
Friday, May 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Announcement: Community Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation for Family-Based Interve »
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recently posted new information on its website: “Physical Activity: Family-Ba...
Friday, May 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Announcement:National Stroke Awareness Month — May 2017 »
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, an observance that highlights the importance of knowing the signs and symptoms of...
Friday, May 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Notes from the Field: Severe Human Metapneumovirus Infections — North Dakota, 2016 »
On May 27, 2016, CDC was informed by North Dakota Department of Health of a recent cluster of severe respiratory illnesses...

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