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Tuesday, October 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rare Gene Mutation May Have Link to Common Cold »
COLDS SEEM HARDER to escape as the temperature drops and people spend more time indoors. They are also not well understood...
Tuesday, October 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is a Dangerous Bird Flu on the Horizon? »
 Scientists have found new evidence that the H7N9 bird flu, currently confined to China, has the potential for a wide...
Tuesday, October 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Surgical checklist can help prevent life-threatening infections in low resource settings »
Preventing infections after a surgical procedure is important in any setting, but these complications can be particularly...
Tuesday, October 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 23, 2017 »
Resistant Salmonella in pigs Antimicrobial resistance research awards MORE >>
Tuesday, October 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Oct 23, 2017 »
Mugabe flap shakes WHO Plague in Madagascar   Shingles vaccine approval...
Tuesday, October 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK report shows progress, areas of concern in fight against AMR »
A new surveillance report from Public Health England (PHE) shows a mixed picture in the battle against antimicrobial resis...
Tuesday, October 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NARMS report shows some improvements in resistant Salmonella but a few red flags »
An annual surveillance report from federal health officials that provides a snapshot of antibiotic resistance in foodborne...
Tuesday, October 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tackling Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Challenges and Advancements »
“ Innovation drives progress ,” according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Innovation is desperately needed...
Tuesday, October 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legionnaires' Disease on the Rise in the United States »
Over the last few years there have been several high-profile outbreaks of a particular infectious disease: Legionnaires.'...
Monday, October 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on medical device manufacturing recovery in Puert »
During the weeks since Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the infrastructure of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Food and Drug Admi...
Monday, October 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Infection Prevention and Control in Pediatric Ambulatory Settings »
Since the American Academy of Pediatrics published its statement titled “Infection Prevention and Control in Pediatric Amb...
Monday, October 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Keep kids safe from germs at the doctor’s office »
Cold and flu season  is officially upon us, and while kids can pick up germs anywhere from the school bus to the cl...
Friday, October 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu Scan for Oct 20, 2017 »
IV zanamivir in kids H5N8 in Italy MORE >>
Friday, October 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Oct 20, 2017 »
Marburg virus in Uganda Polio in Afghanistan and Syria Salmonella outbreak probe ends...
Friday, October 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
'Big Chicken' tells the story of antibiotic use, misuse in the poultry industry »
In the prologue to her new book,  Big Chicken , journalist Maryn McKenna paints a mouth-watering portrait of a roas...
Friday, October 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Majority of US Measles Cases From Lack of Vaccination »
While measles incidence is extremely low in the United States, most cases that do occur happen in unvaccinated patients, a...
Friday, October 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Anticipating a Severe Flu Season »
While the flu season in this hemisphere has yet to fully commence, there are important signals that it may be severe....
Friday, October 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why You Should Be Celebrating International Infection Prevention Week »
October 15-21, 2017 marks  International Infection Prevention Week  and while this may seem like a week where...
Thursday, October 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Oct 19, 2017 »
Plague in Madagascar Marburg deaths in Uganda CDC Zika guidance update...
Thursday, October 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New diarrhea guidelines stress implications of molecular tests »
New guidelines for diagnosing and managing infectious diarrhea stress that improved tests are capable of detecting multipl...
Thursday, October 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
H7N9 study finds virus poised to become more lethal, resistant to treatment »
During China's unprecedented fifth wave of H7N9 avian influenza activity, worrisome changes to the virus emerged, includin...
Thursday, October 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: QuickStats: Infant Mortality Rate, by Urbanization Level* — National Vital Statistics System, »
In both 2007 and 2015, infant mortality rates were highest in rural counties (7.5 infant deaths per 1,000 live births and...
Thursday, October 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Announcement: Community Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation for Comprehensive Telehe »
The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recently posted new information on its recommendation regarding teleh...
Thursday, October 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Notes from the Field: Counterfeit Percocet–Related Overdose Cluster — Georgia, June 2017 »
On June 5, 2017, a Georgia North-Central Health District emergency department (ED) notified the Georgia Poison Center of s...
Thursday, October 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Reporting Deaths Among Children Aged <5 Years After the Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic — Bombali »
Mortality surveillance and vital registration are limited in Sierra Leone, a country with one of the highest mortality rat...
Thursday, October 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Related to Ebola Virus Disease at the End of a National Ep »
Health communication and social mobilization efforts to improve the public’s knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) reg...
Thursday, October 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Tdap Vaccination Coverage During Pregnancy — Selected Sites, United States, 2006–2015 Weekly / »
Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine is recommended during the third trimeste...
Thursday, October 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: HIV Testing, Linkage to HIV Medical Care, and Interviews for Partner Services Among Women — 61 »
Diagnoses of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among women declined 17% during 2011–2015, and a total of 7,498...
Thursday, October 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Update: Interim Guidance for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management of Infants with Possibl »
CDC has updated its interim guidance for U.S. health care providers caring for infants with possible congenital Zika virus...
Thursday, October 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Illicit Drug Use, Illicit Drug Use Disorders, and Drug Overdose Deaths in Metropolitan and Non »
Problem/Condition:  Drug overdoses are a leading cause of injury death in the United States, resulting in approximat...
Thursday, October 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Oct 18, 2017 »
No Seychelles plague cases Influenza B antibody HPV vaccine safety MORE >>
Thursday, October 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Studies show rise in drug-resistant TB in India, China »
A systematic review and meta-analysis of previously published studies reveals a significant rise in drug-resistant pulmona...
Thursday, October 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Ebola guidelines address immediate supportive care »
Two new studies offer insight into how to care for patients during the next Ebola outbreak, including recommendations for...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New video: Joint Commission president explains how safety culture can protect patients »
Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and chief executive officer of The Joint Commission, explains in a new ...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Silent Epidemic of Cancer Is Spreading Among Men »
Jason Mendelsohn had been married for close to 20 years and was happily raising three kids when he noticed the painless lu...

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