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Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Louisville is epicenter for more than 100 cases of hepatitis A »
A hepatitis A outbreak has health officials vaccinating those at highest risk and scrambling to determine how the virus be...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
US healthcare system needs coordinated response to potential pediatric pandemics »
Researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have identified gaps in the United States healthcare system that mak...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Instrument Processing: Cleaning »
Cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing instruments in a designated central processing area controls both quality a...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NIOSH Strategic Plan: FYs 2019−2023 »
The NIOSH Strategic Plan reports the Institute’s research and service goals for fiscal years 2019-2023. These goals addres...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kids Who Vape Face Toxin Dangers, Study Finds »
Teenagers who use e-cigarettes expose themselves to cancer-causing toxins, particularly if they choose fruit-flavored prod...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
For The Second Week, The Flu Epidemic Has Eased »
Flu is still rampant across the United States, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the epidemi...
Monday, March 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC identifies a mystery cluster of deaths among dentists »
A cluster of cases of a progressive lung disease occurred among dentists and other dental workers treated at one Virginia...
Monday, March 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
One-month tuberculosis prophylaxis as effective as nine-month regimen for people living with HIV »
A one-month antibiotic regimen to prevent active tuberculosis (TB) disease was at least as safe and effective as the stand...
Monday, March 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Scientists’ new approach raises hope for a universal flu vaccine »
Scientists have laid the foundation for a type of influenza vaccine long considered the Holy Grail of flu shots: a univers...
Monday, March 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Could Europe’s Measles Outbreak Make It to the U.S.? »
The current measles outbreak has infected 21,000 people in Europe. U.S. officials are concerned that overseas travelers co...
Monday, March 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Measles Cases in Europe Quadrupled in 2017 »
Measles cases soared in Europe last year, and at least 35 children died of the highly infectious disease, according to the...
Monday, March 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Guide to Infection Control in the Hospital »
The chapters herein are intended to facilitate the implementation of effective infection prevention and control measures a...
Friday, March 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MCR-1-carrying Shigella found in China »
Scientists in China have for the first time identified the colistin-resistance gene MCR-1 in a species of bacteria that's...
Friday, March 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
This deadly flu season has peaked, but a late bump could loom »
The worst of the flu season is over, but increasing numbers of people are being infected by a secondary strain of the resp...
Friday, March 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA alerts health care professionals and patients not to use compounded drugs from Cantrell Drug »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and patients not to use drug products produced...
Friday, March 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PPE Do’s and Don’ts »
To help educate healthcare professionals on how to properly wear personal protective equipment (PPE), APIC has created the...
Friday, March 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
WHO: World Tuberculosis Day »
Each year we commemorate World TB Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and econo...
Friday, March 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NIAID creates ‘scientific blueprint’ for universal flu vaccine »
Officials from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases published a roadmap for developing a universal in...
Friday, March 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NYU Dentistry Develops Saliva Test for Zika »
Researchers at NYU Dentistry have developed a new test for Zika through using saliva samples instead of blood samples. The...
Friday, March 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Drug Abuse Among the Elderly: Implications for Dental Practice. »
Current demographic data demonstrate an aging North American population, and projections suggest that the percentage of th...
Friday, March 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
VERIFY: Can your toothbrush re-infect you with the flu? »
This viral Facebook post with more than 2,000 shares and 1,000 comments warns your toothbrush can reinfect you with gross...
Thursday, March 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
'Zero not an option' — the complexity of antibiotic use in agriculture »
I n November 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) took a significant step in its campaign to address the crisis of an...
Thursday, March 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Patient safety issues could drive $383B in healthcare costs by 2022 »
By 2022, avoidable adverse patient safety events across the U.S. and Western Europe, including healthcare-associated infec...
Thursday, March 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Adults Need Vaccines, Too »
Regardless of age, we all need immunizations to protect against serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases. Protection from v...
Thursday, March 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amid nightmare flu season, FDA working on next year's vaccine »
With a nasty flu season still raging, it didn't help that this year's influenza vaccine was just 25 percent effective agai...
Thursday, March 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ontario Expands Patient Access to Chronic Hepatitis C Therapies On Public Drug Plan »
Gilead Sciences Canada, Inc. (Gilead Canada) today recognizes the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for its le...
Thursday, March 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ASHE Executive Director PJ Andrus: Using the Health Care Physical Environment to Improve Infection »
The physical environment of hospitals and other health care facilities can contribute to efforts to reduce the risk of hea...
Thursday, March 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study identifies the top surfaces where C. difficile persists »
A recent study published in the Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology journal has identified the most common sites...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
US flu has likely peaked, but hospital illness still high »
The percentage of outpatient visits for influenza-like illnesses (ILI) dropped for the first time this season to 6.4%, a p...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
So, How Contagious Is This Year’s Flu? »
So, we keep wondering how contagious this flu actually is — and what we can do to avoid catching it. Luckily, Dr. Arnold M...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Integrating Infectious Disease Considerations with Response to the Opioid Epidemic: A Workshop »
A one and a half day public workshop on the infectious disease consequences of the opioid epidemic will be held. Participa...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. hospitals testing experimental therapies to prevent two common bacterial infections »
Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG) with a large international consortium leading the effort, the U.S. invest...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Latent TB Infection : Updated and consolidated guidelines for programmatic management »
The programmatic management of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in populations most at risk of developing TB remains a...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Characteristics Associated With Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing »
Research published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology concluded that a combination of patient, practice, a...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Smoking threatens health gains from hepatitis C treatment, US researchers warn »
People with hepatitis C in the United States are at least three times more likely to smoke than the general population but...

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