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Study Shows Enhanced Pandemic-Related Infection Prevention and Control Practices Reduced Incidence of HAIs
Sunday, October 08, 2023 11:52 AM
A new study conducted by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center suggests that enhanced infection prevention and control (IPC) measures implemented to address the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to a significant decrease in many healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and a reduction in respiratory viral infections (RVIs). The findings, published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), provide some of the first evidence that strict pandemic-related IPC interventions reduced HAI rates among vulnerable patient populations. Read more.
Putting saliva tests to the test: Comparing salivary diagnostics
Sunday, October 08, 2023 11:50 AM
Have you struggled with some patients to figure out why you can’t bring them to health or get them to understand their disease? This is where salivary diagnostics can help, says Amanda Hill. Read more.
Opioid prescription rates associated with surgery among adolescents in the United States from 2015 to 2020
Sunday, October 08, 2023 11:48 AM
The United States currently faces an epidemic of opioid misuse which extends to adolescent surgical populations. Read more.
Report: Addressing the oral health needs of the US Hispanic population
Saturday, October 07, 2023 04:47 PM
New data shows that disparities in oral health that affect the most vulnerable populations in the US particularly impact Hispanic communities, which now represent nearly 19% of the total US population. Read more.
IZ Express #1,717: CDC issues updated 2023 child and adult immunization schedules, and more
Saturday, October 07, 2023 04:44 PM
IZ Express #1,717: CDC issues updated 2023 child and adult immunization schedules, and more. Read more.
FDA greenlights Novavax's updated COVID vaccine
Saturday, October 07, 2023 04:42 PM
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today granted emergency use authorization for Novavax's updated COVID vaccine, paving the way for people to begin receiving it. Read more.
COVID booster uptake hindered by prior infections, fear of side effects
Saturday, October 07, 2023 04:33 PM
Only 20% of Americans eligible for COVID-19 boosters get them, and today in Vaccine, researchers published the results of a new survey of 2,000 US adults to understand why uptake is so low. Read more.
Pain Circuit Discovery in the Brain Suggests Promising Alternative to Opioid Painkillers
Saturday, October 07, 2023 04:31 PM
Chronic pain is an often-debilitating health condition and serious public health concern, affecting more than 50 million Americans.1 The opioid and overdose crisis, which stems from inadequate pain treatment, continues to have a devastating impact on families and communities across the country. To combat both challenges, we urgently need new ways to treat acute and chronic pain effectively without the many downsides of opioids. Read more.
Upper respiratory infection season has arrived
Friday, October 06, 2023 10:56 AM
Respiratory illnesses are common in the fall and winter, with seasonal cases of influenza, strep throat and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, likely increasing over the next few months. COVID-19 also remains active with many areas seeing a rise in cases. Read more.
Ventilation and the Risk of Health 
Care–Associated Infections
Friday, October 06, 2023 10:52 AM
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are vital for maintaining air quality in health care facilities. They play a crucial role in reducing disease transmission by regulating air quality. Proper HVAC systems decrease risk through ventilation, filtration, and airflow control. Read more.
A guide to safeguarding in a dental laboratory
Friday, October 06, 2023 10:50 AM
‘Safeguarding’ is a word that gets thrown about quite a lot. It is usually followed by a chorus of agreement that it is definitely a good thing to be aware of, but not necessarily a deeper discussion of why it is and whose responsibility it is. Read more.
South Dakota Opens Application Period for Student Loan Repayment Program
Friday, October 06, 2023 10:48 AM
The South Dakota Department of Health will open the 2023 application period for the State Loan Repayment Program on October 2. Read more.
The Updated COVID Vaccines Are Here: 10 Things to Know
Friday, October 06, 2023 10:43 AM
The new shots designed to protect against XBB.1.5 should also protect against more recent virus strains, including EG.5 and BA.2.86. Read more.
MMWR Weekly - October 6, 2023
Thursday, October 05, 2023 03:47 PM
Weekly / Vol. 72 / No. 40. Read more.
Get four free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests this fall on COVIDTests.gov
Thursday, October 05, 2023 03:21 PM
Beginning September 25, every U.S. household can again place an order to receive four more free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to their home. Read more.
University of Pennsylvania scientists win Nobel Prize for COVID vaccine-related work
Thursday, October 05, 2023 03:19 PM
Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries that enabled the development of mRNA vaccines against COVID-19. Read more.
IIPW 2023 takes place October 15 – 21, 2023!
Thursday, October 05, 2023 03:12 PM
Infection Preventionists (IPs) play a crucial role in keeping the public safe and healthy. In addition to fighting a global pandemic, the infection prevention and control community is protecting us from surges in healthcare-associated infections, measles outbreaks, flu season, and so many other day-to-day infectious battles. Read more.
Schuylkill County sees COVID-19 uptick, mimicking flu trends
Thursday, October 05, 2023 03:10 PM
It's no surprise to health care workers in Schuylkill County that there has been an increase in COVID-19 cases since July. Read more.
The Week in Infectious Disease
Wednesday, October 04, 2023 12:54 PM
Check out important news you might have missed including the expanded indication for remdesivir to those with severe hepatic impairment; a small study shows that SARS-CoV-2 infects coronary arteries and increases plaque Inflammation; and some antibiotics are associated with C diff Infection. Read more.
NIOSH eNews: Volume 21, Number 6 (October 2023)
Wednesday, October 04, 2023 12:51 PM
NIOSH eNews: Volume 21, Number 6 (October 2023). Read more.
Get Ready for National Brush Day on November 1st
Wednesday, October 04, 2023 12:49 PM
National Brush Day is observed in the United States each year on November 1, the day after Halloween. Its purpose is to emphasize the significance of children’s oral health and advocate for proper tooth-brushing habits as recommended by dental experts. On this day (and every day!), parents are encouraged to ensure that their kids brush their teeth for two minutes, twice a day. Read more.
Infectious Disease News Briefs: September 29, 2023
Wednesday, October 04, 2023 12:47 PM
The Biden Administration addresses antimicrobial resistance with new project, company voluntarily recalls its antifungal, and a fatal case of the plague is reported in the US. Read more.
World AIDS Day 35: Remember and Commit
Wednesday, October 04, 2023 12:45 PM
Every year on December 1st, the world unites to commemorate World AIDS Day. This annual event serves as a reminder of the global struggle to end HIV-related stigma, an opportunity to honor those we have lost, and a rallying cry to continue working toward a day when HIV is no longer a public health threat. In 2023, we mark the 35th commemoration of this important day with the theme “World AIDS Day 35: Remember and Commit”. Read more.
US COVID markers show more declines
Tuesday, October 03, 2023 05:07 PM
Most of the measures the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) uses to track COVID-19 activity declined last week, except for deaths, which are often a lagging indicator, according to the group's latest data updates. The levels reflect a recent drop in COVID activity, following several weeks of a slow summer rise from very low levels. Read more.
SARS-CoV-2 can infect coronary arteries and trigger heart attack, stroke, study suggests
Tuesday, October 03, 2023 05:05 PM
SARS-CoV-2 can directly infect the arteries of the heart, inflaming the fatty plaque inside and raising the risk of heart attack and stroke, suggests a small study published yesterday in Nature Cardiovascular Research. Read more.
Researchers Find Potential Way to Tweak Immune System to Help It Fight Tuberculosis
Tuesday, October 03, 2023 05:02 PM
TB is the world’s second-deadliest infectious disease, behind COVID-19. A new BU-led study shows how to turn TB-susceptible immune cells into TB-resistant ones. Read more.
Low Vaccination Concerns Highlight Need for Fall and Winter 2023 Vaccination Campaigns
Tuesday, October 03, 2023 05:01 PM
Cases of COVID-19, RSV, and influenza are expected to rise this fall and winter season; yet, the number of people who plan on getting the vaccines for each of the infections remains low, according to the NFID announcement today. Read more.
High Point University closer to welcoming students to the only private dental school in North Carolina
Tuesday, October 03, 2023 04:59 PM
The first class of dental students at the Workman School of Dental Medicine is expected in the fall of 2024 — in an area with a shortage of dentists. Read more.
Mission of Mercy program provides dental care in Appalachian Virginia
Monday, October 02, 2023 04:50 PM
For more than two decades, the free events have offered care to underserved people in the commonwealth. Read more.
Splatter generated by oral surgery irrigation and its implication for infection control
Monday, October 02, 2023 04:44 PM
This study aimed to evaluate the splatter contamination generated by rotary instrumentation and irrigation during simulations of surgical extractions. Specifically, comparisons of the splatters generated were made between traditional assistant-based irrigation and self-irrigating drills and between saline and hydrogen peroxide irrigant. Read more.
Flight Risks
Monday, October 02, 2023 04:39 PM
Migratory birds efficiently ferry pathogens around the world. As a warming climate reshapes their journeys, infectious disease experts are on guard for new threats to humans. Read more.
Words Matter, Actions Have Impact: Updating the NIH Mission Statement
Monday, October 02, 2023 04:35 PM
I’ve previously written and spoken about how diverse perspectives are essential to innovation and scientific advancement. Scientists and experts with different backgrounds and lived experiences can offer diverse and creative solutions to solve complex problems. We’re taking steps to create a culture within the biomedical and behavioral research enterprise of inclusion, equity, and respect for every member of society. We are also working to strengthen our efforts to include populations in research that have not been historically included or equitably treated. Read more.
SARS-CoV-2 infects coronary arteries, increases plaque inflammation
Monday, October 02, 2023 04:32 PM
NIH-funded research sheds light on link between COVID-19 infection and increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Read more.
Oral manifestations of COVID-19 in unvaccinated patients: a cross-sectional study
Sunday, October 01, 2023 10:52 AM
 A high prevalence of oral manifestations was observed in symptomatic patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. Read more.
Building a Better Malaria Vaccine—NIAID Researchers Design a Paradigm-Busting Candidate
Sunday, October 01, 2023 10:49 AM
For years, malaria vaccine developers have focused on thwarting a key moment in the malaria parasite’s life cycle: when two parasite proteins, AMA1 and RON2L, combine to form a complex that anchors the parasite to a red blood cell and eases its passage into the cell interior. Read more.
Tuberculosis Could Be the Next Global Health Crisis. Is the World Ready?
Sunday, October 01, 2023 10:47 AM
For those living in affluent countries, it’s easy to forget about tuberculosis, which seems like a disease of the Victorian era. In the U.S., thanks to investments in public health and TB surveillance infrastructure, less than 600 people died from the disease in 2020. Compared to COVID-19, which caused 350,000 deaths that same year, it’s understandable why it's not at the top of the U.S. public health agenda. Read more.
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