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Friday, April 26, 2019
Hepatitis C Virus Potentially Transmitted by Opioid Drug Diversion from a Nurse — Washington, August »
U.S. health care facilities are required to prevent, identify, and report any loss, diversion, or theft of controlled subs...
Thursday, April 25, 2019
NIH statement on World Malaria Day 2019 »
Eliminating malaria — one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases — remains a critically important public health and...
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Responding to New York’s Measles Epidemic »
New York is experiencing its worst measles epidemic in decades. Measles is highly contagious and easily transmitted. In th...
Thursday, April 25, 2019
CDC Media Statement: Measles cases in the U.S. are highest since measles was eliminated in 2000 »
As 3 p.m. today, April 24, 2019, CDC is reporting 695 cases of measles from 22 states. This is the greatest number of cas...
Thursday, April 25, 2019
HHS Secretary Azar Statement on Measles Outbreaks and the Importance of Vaccines »
HHS Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement regarding the current measles outbreaks around the United States:...
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Measles in LA County, as 2 pregnant NYC women infected »
In new developments in the nation's surge of measles cases, Los Angeles County health officials announced they are investi...
Thursday, April 25, 2019
CDC: Half of Workplaces Offer Health/Wellness Programs »
First survey in 13 years finds most US worksite health programs focus onphysical activity, nutrition, and stress managemen...
Thursday, April 25, 2019
No Shortcuts to Safer Opioid Prescribing »
Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain...
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Report details vaccinia virus outbreak in 5 Chinese workers »
For the first time in decades, China reported a human outbreak of vaccinia virus (VACV), according to a study yesterday in...
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Electronic health records may compromise safety for chemotherapy patients »
Electronic health records were supposed to streamline patient information, but in the decade since inception, health worke...
Thursday, April 25, 2019
World's first malaria vaccine to go to 360,000 African children »
Some 360,000 children a year in three African countries will receive the world's first malaria vaccine as part of a large-...
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Revealed: The secret superpower that makes C. difficile so deadly »
Discovery lets doctors predict disease severity, points to new treatment MORE >>
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
US measles outbreak is largest since disease was declared eliminated in 2000 »
Measles cases in the United States have surpassed the highest number on record since the disease was declared eliminated n...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands 5 May 2019 »
Clean care for all – it's in your hands MORE >>
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
2019 WHO Global Survey on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Hand Hygiene »
This is a WHO global survey on the current level of progress of infection prevention and control (IPC) programmes and hand...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Some Dentists To Soon Perform Blood Pressure Screenings »
North Dakota is among just five other states across the country awarded a grant from the Centers for Disease Control to im...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Microbial Contaminants Found in Electronic Cigarettes »
Popular electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products sold in the U.S. were contaminated with bacterial and fungal toxins, a...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
IAC Express #1422 »
News from the Immunization Action Coalition. MORE >>
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 27 »
The Drug Enforcement Agency's next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for April 27. MORE >>
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Hand hygiene before donning nonsterile gloves: Healthcareworkers' beliefs and practices »
Background Understanding the perceptions and beliefs of health care workers (HCWs) regarding glove use and associated ha...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Information Technology Can Support Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs »
The incorporation of information technology (IT) into an antimicrobial stewardship program can help improve efficiency of...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Minor sleep loss can put your job at risk »
Losing just 16 minutes of sleep could be the difference between a clear-headed day at the office or one filled with distra...
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Creating a national holiday celebrating smiles, dental care »
According to the National Day Calendar, National Dental Care Month brings awareness to the importance of preventative dent...
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Social Media for Teaching Infection Prevention and Control in Dentistry: Survey of Students Perce »
Introduction: Promoting student engagement for safe practice in dentistry has been a challenge. Social media, so strongly...
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia »
The National Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI) has successfully sustained improvement in hand hygiene compliance, according t...
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Factors associated with antibiotic prescribing for adults with acute conditions: an umbrella review »
One way to slow the spread of resistant bacteria is by improved stewardship of antibiotics: using them more carefully and...
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
US measles total grows by 71 cases, nears record »
The US measles total climbed by 71 cases last week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today in...
Monday, April 22, 2019
A practical guide for testing dental unit waterlines: Part 3 »
In the February issue of RDH , part one of this series discussed the science of dental unit waterline systems (DUWS), age...
Monday, April 22, 2019
National Dental Laboratory Associations Celebrate June as Dental Technician and CDT Appreciation Mon »
The National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) and the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Techn...
Monday, April 22, 2019
HIV Status Does Not Worsen Oral Health Outcomes. »
Last January 31st , Journal of Clinical Periodontology just made available the report titled "A Retrospective Analysis o...
Monday, April 22, 2019
Study highlights global burden of emergency diseases and conditions »
Johns Hopkins Medicine researcher develops method to measure the impact of conditions requiring emergency care around the...
Monday, April 22, 2019
This flu season is the longest in a decade, CDC says »
It's official: This year's flu season is a record breaker. MORE >>
Monday, April 22, 2019
Smartphone Smarts »
The USA Today article, “Your Smartphone Is 7 Times Dirtier Than Your Toilet. Here’s How To Clean It,” recently made the ro...
Monday, April 22, 2019
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—Week of April 14, 2019 »
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—Week of April 14, 2019 MORE >>
Friday, April 19, 2019
US flu still elevated but dropping; deaths as high as 57,000 »
Levels of influenza-like illness (ILI) in the United States remain elevated for the 21st consecutive week—the longest seas...

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