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Thursday, September 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Notes from the Field: Outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni Associated with Consuming Undercooked C »
On July 13, 2016, Clark County (Washington) Public Health (CCPH) received a report of diarrheal illness in four of seven m...
Thursday, September 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Evaluation of the Impact of Mandating Health Care Providers to Offer Hepatitis C Virus Screeni »
Approximately 75% of all hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections in the United States and 73% of HCV-associated mortality occur...
Thursday, September 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Pregnant Women — United States, 2016–17 Influenza Season »
Pregnant women and their infants are at increased risk for severe influenza-associated illness ( 1 ), and since 2004, th...
Thursday, September 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: nfluenza Vaccination Coverage Among Health Care Personnel — United States, 2016–17 Influenza S »
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that all health care personnel (HCP) receive an annual...
Thursday, September 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New study shows Tdap vaccination during pregnancy can prevent whooping cough in babies »
A new CDC  study  published today in  Clinical Infectious Diseases  reported that vaccination wi...
Thursday, September 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
One needle, one syringe, only one time? A survey of physician and nurse knowledge, attitudes, and pr »
Highlights •Unsafe injection practices were reported by both surveyed physicians and nurses.•12% of physicians and 3%...
Thursday, September 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
20 latest findings on MRSA »
Here are 20 findings on MRSA in 2017, beginning with the most recent: MORE >>
Wednesday, September 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 27, 2017 »
Restaurant antibiotic grades Antibiotics for kids' diarrhea MDR pathogens and gangrene...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Sep 27, 2017 »
Avian flu in Vietnam, Korea Yellow fever immunization Global MERS agreement MORE...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pneumonia vaccine gaps found in adults with work-related asthma »
A study of adults who have work-related asthma—triggered by exposure to allergens, dust, fumes, environmental conditions,...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC report: STDs at all-time high »
New numbers released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) yesterday show that sexually transmitted d...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Countries agree next steps to combat global health threat MERS-CoV »
Critical next steps to accelerate the response to the global public health threat posed by Middle-East respiratory syndrom...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
A fresh set of eyes: Rotating plant inspectors reduces risk of medical device recalls »
More frequent rotation of plant inspectors at medical device manufacturing facilities could benefit consumers and lead to...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Antibiotics warranted for kids with minor staph infections »
The overuse of antibiotics has left some doctors questioning whether to give such drugs to children diagnosed with uncompl...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAC Express #1328 »
News from the  Immunization Action Coalition. MORE >>
Wednesday, September 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu Scan for Sep 26, 2017 »
Avian flu in Europe VLP flu vaccine trial MORE >>
Wednesday, September 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Sep 26, 2017 »
More US Cyclospora Hospital MERS outbreak XDR Acinetobacter in Turkey MORE >>
Wednesday, September 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Scientists identify dengue antibody that protects against Zika »
In findings that could one day pave the way for a new strategy to protect pregnant women and their babies against Zika vir...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
HIV rates on rise among over 50s in Europe »
Around one in six new cases of HIV diagnosed in Europe are in people over the age of 50, health officials said on Wednesda...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New STD cases in U.S. set record high in 2016: CDC report »
New U.S. cases of three common sexually transmitted diseases - chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis - reached more than 2 mil...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
2017-2018 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations »
CDC recommends that everyone aged 6 months or older receive an influenza vaccine every year, by the end of October if poss...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC launches campaign to help states fight prescription opioid epidemic »
The campaign aims to increase awareness and knowledge among Americans about the risks of prescription opioids and stop ina...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
When Athletes Share Infections »
When parents of young athletes reel off their kids’ sports-related health issues, they usually think of sprains, broken bo...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AIHA Warns of Looming Mold Crisis »
The climate of the areas affected by the recent hurricane season offers a fast recipe for mold accumulation. The  Am...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trends in antibiotic prescribing by dental practitioners in Germany. »
Dental and medical antibiotic prescriptions in Germany show statistically significant differences regarding the shares of...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
An evaluation of dental antibiotic prescribing practices in the United States. »
Antibiotic prescribing practices among general dentists and dental specialists in the United States remains poorly underst...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu Scan for Sep 25, 2017 »
Flu in Maryland fair pigs H7N9 cluster analysis Peramivir pediatric indication...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Sep 25, 2017 »
Saudi MERS cases   Chikungunya spike Measles outbreak response...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report highlights progress made in global AMR fight »
A new report from the United Nations Foundation and the Wellcome Trust is highlighting the progress that's been made, and...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Antiviral combo cuts flu virus shedding but not symptoms »
A new study published in  The   Lancet Infectious Diseases  suggests that a triple combination of antiv...
Monday, September 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
World Health Officials Describe Progress Against Tetanus, H.I.V. and Malaria »
Infant and maternal tetanus was officially eliminated from the Americas this year, the Pan American Health Organization&nb...
Monday, September 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Infection protection: Anticipatory guidance for young athletes should include infectious disease pre »
Millions of U.S. children participate in organized sports each year. While these sports provide numerous health benefits,...
Monday, September 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Checklist for Infection Control Concerns When Reopening Healthcare Facilities Closed Due to Extensiv »
Prior to opening a healthcare facility that has undergone extensive water and wind damage, inspections need to be conducte...
Monday, September 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Remediation and Infection Control Considerations for Reopening Healthcare Facilities Closed Due to E »
During a natural disaster, many hospitals may suffer water and wind damage; some may have standing water for an extended p...
Sunday, September 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Antibiotics and Biocidal Cleaners May Spread Multidrug Resistance in MRSA »
Antibiotic use on people or pets, and use of biocidal cleaning products such as bleach, are associated with multidrug resi...

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