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Thursday, December 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Paper suggests antibiotic alternatives should focus on mild infections »
A paper today in  PLoS Biology  argues that developing antibiotic alternatives for mild infections rather than...
Thursday, December 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Overcoming difficulties developing an HIV vaccine »
The development of an HIV vaccine has proven extraordinarily difficult. One of the reasons is that naïve precursor B cells...
Wednesday, December 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Dec 27, 2017 »
Saudi MERS case Yellow fever in Nigeria South Korean anthrax developments...
Wednesday, December 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Six countries report more avian flu outbreaks »
A handful of countries reported new avian flu outbreaks over the past few days that involved different strains, including...
Wednesday, December 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Jump in H3N2 flu prompts CDC warning, antiviral reminder »
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today warned clinicians that flu activity has increased significan...
Wednesday, December 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory Regarding Seasonal Influenza A(H3N2) Activity and Ant »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing: 1) a notice about increased influenza A(H3N2) activity...
Sunday, December 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years with Any Hearing Loss,* by State — National He »
Overall, 15.9% of U.S. adults aged ≥18 years had any hearing loss during 2014–2016. The prevalence of any hearing loss was...
Sunday, December 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Notes from the Field: Use of Asynchronous Video Directly Observed Therapy for Treatment of Tub »
To treat a cluster of tuberculosis (TB) transmission cases in a long-term care facility for cognitively impaired adults lo...
Sunday, December 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: CDC Grand Rounds: National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Registry Impact, Challenges, an »
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rapidly progressive fatal neurologic dis...
Sunday, December 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Prevalence and Disparities in Tobacco Product Use Among American Indians/Alaska Natives — Unit »
An overarching goal of  Healthy People 2020  is to achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve h...
Sunday, December 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Prevalence of Obesity Among Adults, by Household Income and Education — United States, 2011–20 »
Studies have suggested that obesity prevalence varies by income and educational level, although patterns might differ betw...
Saturday, December 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
5 ways to conduct infection control training for your office »
Infection control training can — and very regularly should — be an important part of your staff’s continuing education. Tr...
Friday, December 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Dec 22, 2017 »
Dengvaxia review planned Saudi Arabia MERS Drug-resistant priority pathogens...
Friday, December 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Four groups get Longitude funds for point-of-care tests »
The Longitude Prize has named the latest winners of funding for the development of point-of-care diagnostic tests that wil...
Friday, December 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Netherlands, Italy report new avian flu outbreaks »
In ongoing avian flu activity in Europe, the Netherlands today reported two more highly pathogenic H5N6 outbreaks in wild...
Friday, December 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Outpatient flu visits spike as more states note high activity »
The proportion of people visiting outpatient clinics with influenza-like illness (ILI) symptoms is now 3.5%, well above th...
Friday, December 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Zika remains a research and public health challenge, say NIAID scientists »
Since 2016, when Zika was declared by WHO as a public health emergency of international concern, the virus has become esta...
Thursday, December 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Dec 21, 2017 »
Saudi MERS case   Legionella in cooling towers 1 million cholera cases...
Thursday, December 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
As 2 nations report more avian flu, USDA alters reimbursement »
As South Korea and the Philippines report new highly pathogenic avian flu outbreaks, the US Department of Agriculture (USD...
Thursday, December 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study: For kids with respiratory infections, broader isn't better »
A new study in the  Journal of the American Medical Association  ( JAMA ) indicates that broad-spectrum anti...
Thursday, December 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC releases grim new opioid overdose figures: ‘We’re talking about more than an exponential increas »
The national opioid epidemic escalated in 2016, driven by an unprecedented surge in deaths from fentanyl and other synthet...
Wednesday, December 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 20, 2017 »
Long-term FMT success Antibiotic choice for C diff MORE >>
Wednesday, December 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Dec 20, 2017 »
Camels and MERS Zika screening in Florida South Korea reports H5N6   MOR...
Wednesday, December 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA finalizes rule on healthcare antiseptics »
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday finalized a rule that bans marketing of over-the-counter healthcare an...
Wednesday, December 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAC Express #1342 »
News from the  Immunization Action Coalition  MORE >>
Tuesday, December 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA Bans Triclosan, 23 Other Antiseptic Ingredients »
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized a  rule  that bans the marketing of over-the-counter (...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Dec 19, 2017 »
More monkeypox Contaminated rattlesnake pills Resistant gonorrhea H5...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
States' report card highlights threat of weather, infectious diseases »
Today Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), a Washington, D.C.–based health advocacy group, in its annual report card ranking...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Feds lift gain-of-function research pause, offer guidance »
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today lifted a 3-year moratorium on funding gain-of-function (GOF) research on pot...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New evidence supports HIV screening in young adulthood »
Study indicates that age 25 would be better than younger ages for a single HIV screening test among those without symptoms...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. announces new policy for pathogens that could cause a pandemic »
The government lifted a three-year moratorium Tuesday on funding for research into ways that certain viruses can be made m...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 18, 2017 »
Candida auris cases rise   Reduced antibiotics in fast-food beef MDRO readmission...
Monday, December 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Dec 18, 2017 »
'America First' biothreats Dengue vaccine probe   Vaccine education and exemption...
Monday, December 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New antibiotic combo may be option for hospital pneumonia »
The results of a phase 3 trial show that the novel antibiotic combination ceftazidime-avibactam is non-inferior to meropen...
Monday, December 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Infectious disease groups weigh in on CDC-budget word ban »
A  Washington Post  story published over the weekend about seven words (or phrases) banned from US Centers for...

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