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Daily Updates
Friday, September 21, 2018
MMWR »
Weekly / Vol. 67 / No. 37  MORE >>
Friday, September 21, 2018
Advice for Health Care Providers Treating Infectious Diseases in Patients affected by Hurricane »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with federal, state, territorial, and local agencies in re...
Friday, September 21, 2018
Study finds learning communities across country support adoption of health care innovations »
Learning communities can provide a rich, collaborative environment that supports the adoption of health care innovations a...
Friday, September 21, 2018
UK monkeypox case exposed health workers, officials say »
Because monkeypox was not immediately suspected in the most recent UK monkeypox case, healthcare workers (HCWs) were not w...
Friday, September 21, 2018
Drop in EU/EEA measles cases between March and July 2018 »
During the month of July, a total of 758 cases of measles were reported across seventeen countries in the EU/EEA, which is...
Friday, September 21, 2018
Unraveling the exponential rise of the US drug overdose epidemic »
The exponential growth in overall mortality from unintentional drug overdoses in recent decades is a composite of multiple...
Friday, September 21, 2018
Death Rates Up for 5 of the 12 Leading Causes of Death »
41st Annual Report on the Health of the Nation includes data through 2016 MORE >>
Friday, September 21, 2018
U.S. burden of Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias to double by 2060 »
CDC study first to forecast Alzheimer’s estimates by race/ethnicity MORE >>
Friday, September 21, 2018
The AMR Challenge »
The U.S. government’s Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Challenge is a yearlong effort to accelerate the fight against antimi...
Friday, September 21, 2018
NIH launches study to test combination antibody treatment for HIV infection »
A clinical trial testing infusions of combination antibodies in people living with HIV has begun at the National Institute...
Friday, September 21, 2018
Penicillin Allergies: Commonly Reported but Rarely Accurate »
Infections from drug-resistant microbes continue to rise, but the development of new antibiotics has declined since the go...
Friday, September 21, 2018
Modeling of ultraviolet light inactivation kinetics of methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureu »
Modeling of ultraviolet light inactivation kinetics of methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin‐resi...
Friday, September 21, 2018
WHO TB Report Sets Stage for Historic U.N.TB Meeting »
The American Thoracic Society (ATS) joins the World Health Organization in calling for robust global political commitments...
Friday, September 21, 2018
Researchers Develop Microbubble Scrubber to Destroy Dangerous Biofilms »
Stiff microbial films often coat medical devices, household items and infrastructure such as the inside of water supply pi...
Friday, September 21, 2018
Surgeon General Releases Spotlight on Opioids »
Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids  calls for a cultural shift in the way Ameri...
Thursday, September 20, 2018
CDC provides new funds to battle the opioid overdose epidemic »
To address the opioid overdose epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is increasing support to sta...
Thursday, September 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medical Product Shortages during Disasters: Opportunities to Predict, Prevent, and Respond - A Wo »
Recent disasters and public health emergencies including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and the treatment of Ebola pa...
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Tuberculosis is curable. So why are so many people still dying of the disease? »
Tuberculosis remains the world’s most lethal infectious killer. It claims more lives than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined. T...
Thursday, September 20, 2018
HHS Awards Over $1 Billion to Combat the Opioid Crisis »
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded over $1 billion in opioid-specific grants to help combat the...
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Study Identifies Why Some TB Bacteria Prove Deadly »
People who fall sick with drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) face daunting odds. Only about two in three survive the illness...
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Dental-Dam for Infection Control and Patient Safety during Clinical Endodontic Treatment: Prefere »
CONCLUSIONS: Overall, DD isolation for RCT is generally well accepted by patients regardless of their country of origin...
Thursday, September 20, 2018
IAC Express #1385 »
News from the  Immunization Action Coalition MORE >>
Thursday, September 20, 2018
WHO report warns efforts to end TB are falling short »
While an estimated 54 million deaths have been averted since 2000, the burden of TB remains high in many low- and middle-i...
Thursday, September 20, 2018
White House shines high-level spotlight on biodefense »
The new strategy, spelled out in a 36-page document, covers deliberate attacks, accidental releases, and naturally occurri...
Thursday, September 20, 2018
HHS launching database of patient safety culture at ambulatory surgical centers »
The decision comes as ambulatory surgery centers are treating more patients MORE >>
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Senate Passes Opioids Bill Responding to Infections and Workforce Shortage »
The U.S. Senate has voted overwhelmingly to approve the Opioids Crisis Response Act of 2018 – their version of the compreh...
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Retrospective investigation of 9 years of data on needlestick and sharps injuries: Effect of a hospi »
Retrospective investigation of 9 years of data on needlestick and sharps injuries: Effect of a hospital infection control...
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Flood Safety Tips »
Take these important steps to reduce the harm caused by flooding . MORE >>
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Hurricane Florence »
Follow these tips to keep yourself and your family safe after Hurricane Florence MORE >>
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Guidance for Non-HIV-Specialized Providers Caring for Persons with HIV Who Have Been Displaced by »
Guidance for Non-HIV-Specialized Providers Caring for Persons with HIV Who Have Been Displaced by Disasters (such as a Hur...
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Disaster Health Information: Resources and Announcements »
Make sure your library or agency is covered in the event of a disaster. Power outages, floods, fires, etc., can damage you...
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Draft Update to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Infection Prevention and Control R »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces the...
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
UN General Assembly Hosts High-Level Talks to Combat Tuberculosis »
While flu outbreaks, Ebola and HIV typically generate the biggest headlines, scientists say tuberculosis remains the No. 1...
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—September 9, 2018 »
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week MORE >>
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Candida auris Outbreak Continues in New York »
A large outbreak of infections caused by   the yeast  Candida auris  remains ongoing in health care fac...

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