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Severe Pertussis Infections in the United States, 2011-2015 »
Background The incidence of pertussis in the United States has increased in recent years. While characteristics of sever...
2 hours ago
Estimating the hospital costs of inpatient harms »
Objective To estimate the additional hospital costs associated with inpatient medical harms occurring during an index in...
2 hours ago
Stanford study traces hospital-acquired bloodstream infections to patients' own bodies »
The most common source of a bloodstream infection acquired during a hospital stay is not a nurse's or doctor's dirty hands...
2 hours ago
5 challenges ASCs face when providing effective infection control training »
Five roadblocks ASCs can face when providing effective infection control training. MORE >>
2 hours ago
Ergonomic interventions for preventing musculoskeletal disorders in dental care practitioners. »
BACKGROUND: Dentistry is a profession with a high prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) among prac...
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HHS enlists HIMSS Healthbox to reduce innovation barriers by engaging investment community »
Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan says the initiative is the first time in history HHS has reached to investors to understand w...
2 hours ago
Patient safety conference in Orlando, Fla., in December »
A one-day conference in December aims to help attendees discuss how to detect, understand and mitigate dental care-related...
20 hours ago
Are germs becoming resistant to hand sanitizers? New research says yes. »
Infections that are increasingly challenging to cure as they become resistant to antibiotics may now be developing toleran...
20 hours ago
Everyone has a role in infection prevention »
AHRQ supports International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), which helps raise awareness about how infection prevention i...
20 hours ago
APIC underscores the top ways to protect patients during International Infection Prevention Week »
Approximately 1 in 25 people are diagnosed with healthcare-associated infections each year in the United States, according...
20 hours ago
Understanding the Economics of Microbial Threats: Proceedings of a Workshop »
On June 11-12, 2018, the Forum on Microbial Threats at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine organ...
20 hours ago
Perception of dental students on risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders »
Objective To evaluate the validity and reliability of the Job Factors Questionnaire, and the influence of gender, academ...
20 hours ago
Effectiveness of oral chlorhexidine for the prevention of nosocomial pneumonia and ventilator‐ass »
Objective To summarize evidence regarding the effectiveness of using chlorhexidine for oral healthcare on patients in th...
20 hours ago
The role of ergonomic saddle seats and magnification loupes in the prevention of musculoskeletal »
Musculoskeletal disorders affect a high percentage of dentists, dental hygienists and therapists. MORE >>
20 hours ago
U.N. employee in eastern Congo tests positive for Ebola »
A plumber working for the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has tested positive...
Monday, October 15, 2018
Global Handwashing Day »
Celebrate Global Handwashing Day to promote handwashing with soap in your community and around the world. MORE >>
Monday, October 15, 2018
Dartmouth reports dozens of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease cases in students »
HFMD is typically a benign and self-limiting disease. Most common in young children, it presents as fever, oral lesions an...
Monday, October 15, 2018
Monday, October 15, 2018
Infectious Diseases and Transplantation—A Look Ahead »
A Meet-the-Professor session at ID Week 2018 held in San Francisco, California, took a look at the infectious disease risk...
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Penicillin: Once Allergic Does Not Mean Always Allergic »
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 10% of US patients report having an al...
Monday, October 15, 2018
Perceived impact of state-mandated reporting on infection prevention and control departments »
Currently, most US states have adopted legislation requiring hospitals to submit health care–associated infection (HAI) da...
Monday, October 15, 2018
FDA Warns of Cyber Concerns With Implantable Pacemakers »
Hacking concerns have prompted Medtronic to disable internet updates for its CareLink 2090 and CareLink Encore 29901 devic...
Friday, October 12, 2018
Celebrate Global Handwashing Day—October 15 »
Celebrate Global Handwashing Day to promote handwashing with soap in your community and around the world. MORE >>
Friday, October 12, 2018
FDI publishes 10 new policy statements, demonstrating global consensus on key oral health issues »
The FDI General Assembly approved 10 new policy statements at the FDI World Dental Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in...
Friday, October 12, 2018
Colorado health department reports 14 cases of polio-like illness in children »
he Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said it has confirmed 14 cases of acute flaccid myelitis this year...
Friday, October 12, 2018
NIH programs shed light on gene variants and their connctions to health and disease »
Programs supported by the National Institutes of Health are establishing which genes and genomic variants play a role in h...
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More Youth Vaccinated for HPV »
A bout two-thirds of adolescents had received their first dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in 2017 and 48.6%...
Friday, October 12, 2018
Influenza: are we ready? »
When 100 passengers on a flight from Dubai to New York in September 2018 fell ill with respiratory symptoms, health offici...
Friday, October 12, 2018
How climate change will affect your health »
A new report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns of dire consequences if governments don't make "r...
Friday, October 12, 2018
L.A. typhus outbreak adds fuel to the debates over homelessness and housing »
Since July, there have been nine cases of typhus in downtown Los Angeles, six of which infected homeless people, prompting...
Friday, October 12, 2018
Weekly MMWR »
Weekly / Vol. 67 / No. 40 MORE >>
Friday, October 12, 2018
Mumps »
Mumps vaccine is the best way to protect yourself against mumps, a contagious disease that can cause serious complications...
Friday, October 12, 2018
Make A Flu Shot Your Halloween Tradition »
Last year’s super bad flu season is behind us, and the numbers are in — 80,000 people died from flu or its complications,...
Friday, October 12, 2018
HHS Secretary Azar declares public health emergency in Georgia due to Hurricane Michael »
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar today declared a public health emergency in Georgia due to damage from...
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Hurricane Michael »
CDC and ATSDR staff are working to support the local, state, and federal response to public health needs resulting from Hu...

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