• Research Predicts a Possible 6,800 New Ebola Cases This Month
    New research published today in the online journal PLoS Outbreaks predicts new Ebola cases could reach 6,800 in West Africa by the end of the month if new control measures are not enacted. Arizona State University and Harvard University researchers also discovered through ...More
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  • Is It a Bad Cold or Enterovirus D68?
    It’s hard to tell the difference between the two, but Pia Pannaraj, MD, an infectious diseases specialist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles speaks on how parents should treat their kids’ symptoms and when to seek medical attention. What is Enterovirus 68? ...More
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  • A New Way to Prevent the Spread of Devastating Diseases
    For decades, researchers have tried to develop broadly effective vaccines to prevent the spread of illnesses such as HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis. While limited progress has been made along these lines, there are still no licensed vaccinations available that can protect ...More
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  • Researchers Study Switches That Control When Bacteria Turn Deadly
    No matter how many times it's demonstrated, it's still hard to envision bacteria as social, communicating creatures. But by using a signaling system called "quorum sensing," these single-celled organisms radically alter their behavior to suit their population. In short, ...More
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  • NIH Grant Awarded to Study Vaccine for Hospital-Acquired Infections
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded the first year of funding from a four-year, $1.3 million grant to the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) to aid in the research and development of a vaccine to protect patients from the ...More
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  • APIC Offers Antibiotic Resistance Information for Consumers
    In light of President Obama’s new Executive Order and National Strategy for Combatting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has released an informational poster for consumers on the ABC’s ...More
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  • WHO Director-General Addresses UN Security Council on Ebola
    On Sept. 18, 2014, Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, addressed the UN Security Council in New York, regarding the Ebola outbreak. ...More
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  • FDA Releases Updated Food Safety Proposals in Response to Public Comments
    Based on extensive outreach and public comment, the Food and Drug Administration today proposed revisions to four proposed rules designed to help prevent foodborne illness. When finalized, the proposed rules will implement portions of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act ...More
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  • 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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