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Thursday, January 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Association Between Infant Mortality Attributable to Birth Defects and Payment Source for Deli »
Birth defects are a leading cause of infant mortality in the United States ( 1 ), accounting for approximately 20% of in...
Thursday, January 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Prevalence of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in Sexually Experienced Women of Reproductive Age — »
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a clinical syndrome of the female reproductive tract characterized by inflammation of...
Thursday, January 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Cluster of an Unusual Amnestic Syndrome — Massachusetts, 2012–2016 »
In November 2015, a neurologist in the Boston, Massachusetts, area reported four cases of an uncommon amnestic syndrome in...
Thursday, January 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Invasive Cancer Incidence and Survival — United States, 2013 »
Although cancer represents many heterogeneous diseases, some cancer types share common risk factors. For example, conclusi...
Thursday, January 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Quadrivalent influenza vaccine should reduce medical costs and save lives »
Influenza is one of the biggest public health concerns, accounting for up to 5 million severe cases and half a million dea...
Thursday, January 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Five Mopping Myths »
According to some estimates, any one person can come into direct and indirect contact with floors as much as 50 times ever...
Thursday, January 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu and Winter Germ Prevention Tips for Cleaning Professionals »
Illnesses occur year-round, but certain illness-causing germs like the common cold, norovirus and influenza peak during th...
Thursday, January 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Brazil yellow fever outbreak kills 40 »
Public health officials in Brazil are working to stop an outbreak of yellow fever that has killed at least 40 people from...
Thursday, January 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Limiting Antibiotics Curbs Deadly Hospital Infections »
Hospitals try to control Clostridium difficile, a bacterium that can cause deadly infections, by careful cleaning and meti...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hospital clones of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus are carried by medical students even »
MSSA carriage increased during the clinical part of studies in Israeli medical students. Compared with previous reports, h...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu Scan for Jan 25, 2017 »
H7N9 cases climb   Global flu increases MORE >>
Wednesday, January 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Jan 25, 2017 »
Saudi MERS case WHO director candidates   Seoul virus alert  ...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
H5N8, other strains strike birds in Europe, Japan, Israel »
Avian flu outbreaks involving different strains continue to strike wild birds and poultry in several nations in different...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study finds reduced antibiotic use could cut C diff »
Dramatic declines in  Clostridium difficile  infections in English hospitals appear to result from restriction...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
VA reduces antibiotic use in system-wide antimicrobial stewardship initiative »
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) reduced inpatient antibiotic use by 12 percent and decreased use of broad-spectru...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Federal program cuts disparities in HIV/AIDS care »
When Gina Brown was diagnosed with HIV in 1994, she considered it a death sentence, but nearly 23 years later, she’s livin...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAC Express #1287 »
News from the  Immunization Action Coalition MORE >>
Tuesday, January 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Jan 24, 2017 »
Yellow fever in Brazil   More H5N8   Saudi MERS case CDC q...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
How prepared is the US for an avian flu redux? »
Experts say the United States could well see H5N2 or another strain of avian flu in poultry again this year, and although...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Development and validation of a questionnaire to evaluate infection control in oral radiology. »
CONCLUSION: The questionnaire created was found to exhibit good psychometric properties for assessing infection contro...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sepsis Trumps Four Medical Conditions Tracked by CMS for Hospital Readmission Rates »
Sepsis accounts for considerably more hospital readmissions and associated costs than any of the four medical conditions t...
Monday, January 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Jan 23, 2017 »
Saudi MERS cases   Aedes in Mexico City   Antibiotic for bacteremia, endocar...
Monday, January 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
H5N8 spreads to Kuwait as H5N1 returns to Bangladesh »
Kuwait has become the latest country to report its first highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza outbreak, as it and other...
Monday, January 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
As China's H7N9 total climbs, WHO's Chan warns of threat »
China's surge of H7N9 avian influenza cases is growing, with 111 cases already reported in the first half of January, topp...
Monday, January 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Farm antibiotics: Does new FDA policy go far enough? »
On Jan 3, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the full implementation of Guidance for Industry (GFI) #213,...
Sunday, January 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 20, 2017 »
Antiviral-resistant H1N1 flu   Fecal transplants for C diff   MORE >>
Sunday, January 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Jan 20, 2017 »
US Zika cases Seoul virus in rat breeders   NIH director stays...
Sunday, January 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
US flu numbers rise as 2 more pediatric deaths noted »
Flu cases in the United States continued to climb, according to this week's Flu View report today from the Centers for Dis...
Sunday, January 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Highly drug-resistant TB spreading person to person: study »
A new study in the  New England Journal of Medicine  indicates that a form of tuberculosis that is resistant t...
Thursday, January 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Have Seen or Talked to a Doctor or Other »
In 2015, women aged ≥18 years were more likely than men, overall and for each age group except those aged ≥65 years, to ha...
Thursday, January 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Notice to Readers: MMWR Rural Health Series »
During 2017,  MMWR  will publish several Surveillance Summaries on topics that highlight rural health issues....
Thursday, January 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Notes from the Field: Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome in a Migrant Farm Worker — Colorado, 2016 »
On August 8, 2016, Tri-County Health Department (Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas counties) in Colorado was notified of a conf...
Thursday, January 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Notes from the Field: Use of Social Media as a Communication Tool During a Mumps Outbreak — Ne »
On August 16, 2015, a case of parotitis in a resident of the Rockaways neighborhood of Queens, New York City (NYC), was re...
Thursday, January 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Coverage with Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine and Influenza Vaccine Among »
Pertussis and influenza infections can result in severe disease in infants. The diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (...
Thursday, January 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: West Nile Virus and Other Nationally Notifiable Arboviral Diseases — United States, 2015 »
Arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) are transmitted to humans primarily through the bites of infected mosquitoes and tic...

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