• New Insights on an Ancient Plague Could Improve Treatments for Infections
    Dangerous new pathogens such as the Ebola virus invoke scary scenarios of deadly epidemics, but even ancient scourges such as the bubonic plague are still providing researchers with new insights on how the body responds to infections. In a study published online Sept. 18, ...More
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  • Research Milestone in CCHF Virus Could Help Identify New Treatments
    New research into the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV), a tickborne virus which causes a severe hemorrhagic disease in humans similar to that caused by Ebolavirus, has identified new cellular factors essential for CCHFV infection. This discovery has the ...More
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  • Back to Basics: The Hand Hygiene Primer
    This Pulse explains the basics of hand hygiene, including how to wash, when to wash, glove use, surgical hand antisepsis, and best-practice recommendations from the guidelines. ...More
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  • SHEA Applauds White House on Efforts to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance Nationally
    The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) is pleased to see the Obama Administration’s attention and support for addressing antimicrobial resistance – a crisis that has profound impact on how we practice modern medicine.  The ...More
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  • Executive Order Issued on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
    Today, the President announced a new Executive Order and National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria to address recommendations identified by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). As a leader in monitoring and ...More
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  • Hand Hygiene Compliance
    Hand Hygiene Compliance The Hand Hygiene Compliance Immersion Center provides information about all aspects of hand hygiene compliance as well as automated electronic hand hygiene monitoring and making the business case for measurement and improvement. ...More
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  • Research Yields Game Changer for Improving Understanding of Ebola
    The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)-led research, published today in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, describes the use of fecal samples from wild great apes to identify populations likely to have been exposed to the virus. This represents a new tool for ...More
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  • Mammal Traits Amplify Tickborne Illness
    In the U.S., some 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease annually. Thousands also suffer from babesiosis and anaplasmosis, tickborne ailments that can occur alone or as co-infections with Lyme disease. According to a new paper published in PLOS ONE, when small, ...More
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  • Study Finds Few Physicians are Recommending HPV Vaccination for Boys
    Research from Moffitt Cancer Center shows family physicians and pediatricians are not always recommending vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) for young male patients. Approximately 6 million people are newly infected with HPV each year, a virus that can lead to ...More
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  • Rutgers Expert Offers Update on Bacterial Meningitis
    With school underway and flu season not far behind, vaccinations are on people’s minds again, or at least they should be – according to experts such as George DiFerdinando Jr. who keep track of how disease spreads and the best ways to prevent it. DiFerdinando is ...More
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