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Thursday, July 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Announcement: Implementation of the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System 2.0 Reporting Form »
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), co-managed by CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is the n...
Thursday, July 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: High Risk for Invasive Meningococcal Disease Among Patients Receiving Eculizumab (Soliris) Des »
Use of eculizumab (Soliris, Alexion Pharmaceuticals), a terminal complement inhibitor, is associated with a 1,000-fold to...
Thursday, July 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Pneumococcal Vaccination Among Medicare Beneficiaries Occurring After the Advisory Committee o »
On September 19, 2014, CDC published the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendation for the routin...
Thursday, July 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Racial and Geographic Differences in Breastfeeding — United States, 2011–2015 »
Breastfeeding provides numerous health benefits for infants and mothers alike. MORE >>
Thursday, July 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Mortality from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease Among Different Occupatio »
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson’s disease, both progressive neurodegenerative diseases, affect >1 mil...
Thursday, July 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Measles Outbreak — Minnesota April–May 2017 »
On April 10, 2017, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) was notified about a suspected measles case. The patient was a...
Thursday, July 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Antibiotic nanoparticles fight drug-resistant bacteria »
Researchers from MIT and other institutions are hoping to use nanotechnology to develop more targeted treatments for these...
Thursday, July 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Investigators Explore Hand Hygiene Etymology »
Kilpatrick and Storr (2017) assert that numerous studies have focused on healthcare workers’ perceptions of hand hygiene b...
Wednesday, July 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Jul 12, 2017 »
Antimicrobial resistance tracking in low-resource settings Ebola and health workers Sa...
Wednesday, July 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mysterious Zika transmission confounds researchers »
The source of infection for a Utah man who became ill with Zika virus after caring for another patient last summer remains...
Wednesday, July 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report calls for more data on alternatives to antibiotics in food animals »
As concern over increasing antibiotic resistance in humans and food-producing animals grows, farmers are being confronted...
Wednesday, July 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Point-of-Care Test for Active Hepatitis C Virus Infection »
According to an observational cohort study conducted by researchers at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Austra...
Wednesday, July 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Measles continues to spread and take lives in Europe »
Ongoing measles outbreaks in the WHO European Region have caused 35 deaths in the past 12 months. The most recent fatality...
Wednesday, July 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAC Express #1315 »
News from the  Immunization Action Coalition  MORE >>
Tuesday, July 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
First reported case of multidrug-resistant Candida auris in Canada »
Candida auris  is a fungal pathogen that has recently emerged as a global threat to public health. It was first desc...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 11, 2017 »
Candida auris in Canada MCR-1 in Vietnamese hospital MORE >>
Tuesday, July 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Jul 11, 2017 »
Cholera in Yemen and South Sudan Saudi MERS case Global flu update M...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC: Increase in Number of Counties With Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes »
Mosquitoes that can spread Zika, dengue, and chikungunya viruses are in more counties in the southern United States than p...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cleanliness of Hands and Surfaces Plays Key Role in Cross-Contamination Prevention »
Hand-carriage of pathogens remains one of the most significant challenges in the healthcare settings because it is so perv...
Monday, July 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 10, 2017 »
Vaccine for gonorrhea G20 statement on AMR MORE >>
Monday, July 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Jul 10, 2017 »
Cholera outbreaks expand Tick-borne diseases in US Zika and HIV co-infection...
Monday, July 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Panel's smallpox sample probe yields policy recommendations, lingering questions »
How smallpox samples ended up in a cold-storage room on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus where they were ove...
Monday, July 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NIH launches prospective study of Zika and HIV co-infection during pregnancy »
The National Institutes of Health has launched a study to determine the potential risks that infection with the Zika virus...
Saturday, July 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 07, 2017 »
Costs of MRSA in Norway C diff in sandboxes MORE >>
Saturday, July 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea on the Rise, New Drugs Needed »
Data from 77 countries show that antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhea – a common sexually-transmitted infection – muc...
Friday, July 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public health leaders see strong choice in new CDC director »
In a move winning the praise of public health leaders, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, MD, announced...
Friday, July 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Canadian group creates poxvirus, prompting dual-use discussion »
Yesterday,  Science  magazine published a story about a group of Canadian researchers at the University of Alb...
Friday, July 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Jul 07, 2017 »
Zika birth defects in US H7N9 in China Hantavirus cases rise Meningi...
Friday, July 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trump administration names Georgia health official as new CDC director »
The Trump administration has named Georgia Public Health Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald as the next director of the C...
Thursday, July 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: QuickStats: Percentage* of Children and Teens Aged 5–17 Years Who Missed >10 School Days in th »
During 2013–2015, 3.9% of boys and 4.3% of girls missed >10 school days in the past 12 months because of illness or inj...
Thursday, July 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Notes from the Field: An Outbreak of Shiga Toxin–Producing Escherichia coli O121 Infections A »
On December 29, 2016, PulseNet Canada identified a cluster of six  Escherichia coli  non-O157 isolates with a...
Thursday, July 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Vital Signs: Changes in Opioid Prescribing in the United States, 2006–2015 »
Background:  Prescription opioid–related overdose deaths increased sharply during 1999–2010 in the United States in...
Thursday, July 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Two Outbreaks of Trichinellosis Linked to Consumption of Walrus Meat — Alaska, 2016–2017 »
During 1975–2012, CDC surveillance identified 1,680 trichinellosis cases in the United States with implicated food items;...
Thursday, July 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Babesiosis Surveillance — Wisconsin, 2001–2015 »
Babesiosis is an emerging zoonotic disease caused primarily by  Babesia microti , an intraerythocytic protozoan.&nb...
Thursday, July 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Tobacco Use in Top-Grossing Movies — United States, 2010–2016 »
The Surgeon General has concluded that there is a causal relationship between depictions of smoking in the movies and the...

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