• CDC Issues Guidance to Improve Health and Safety at Public Pools
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued the first national Model Aquatic Health Code, guidelines that public pool operators can follow to help keep swimmers healthy and safe and that state and local health departments can use when they create or ...More
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  • HAI Prevention Strategies: Updated Compendium Offers Practical Ways to Implement Science Into Practice
    This special thematic digital issue outlines key strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections including catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), central line-associated blood-stream infections (CLABSIs), Clostridium difficile infections, ...More
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  • Study Reveals How Ebola Blocks Immune System
    Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine have identified one way the Ebola virus dodges the body's antiviral defenses, providing important insight that could lead to new therapies, in research results published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. In ...More
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  • UTMB Researcher Says There's an Effective Treatment for Ebola
    A leading U.S. Ebola researcher from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has gone on record stating that a blend of three monoclonal antibodies can completely protect monkeys against a lethal dose of Ebola virus up to five days after infection, at a ...More
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  • U.S. Infant Vaccination Rates High, Unvaccinated Still Vulnerable
    The vast majority of parents are making sure that their children get vaccinated against potentially serious diseases, according to data from CDC’s 2013 National Immunization Survey (NIS) – Children (19-35 months) published in this week’s Morbidity and ...More
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  • University of Bonn Virologists Reveal Transmission Rate of MERS
    The MERS coronavirus has caused disease outbreaks across the Arabian Peninsula and spread to Europe several times. The severe pneumonia virus has claimed the lives of several hundred people since its discovery in 2012. For a long time, scientists have been puzzled over how ...More
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  • HIV Lessons From the 'Mississippi Baby'
    The news in July that HIV had returned in a Mississippi toddler after a two-year treatment-free remission dashed the hopes of clinicians, HIV researchers and the public at large tantalized by the possibility of a cure. But a new commentary by two leading HIV experts at ...More
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  • AJRCCM Releases Perspective on Caring for Critically Ill Patients with Ebola Virus Disease
    The largest-ever Ebola virus disease outbreak is ravaging West Africa, but with more personnel, basic monitoring, and supportive treatment, many of the sickest patients with Ebola virus disease do not need to die, note the authors of a new paper published ahead of print ...More
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  • CDC Deployee Returns from West Africa by Charter Flight
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has returned a staff member from West Africa by charter flight after the employee had low-risk contact with an international health worker who recently tested positive for Ebola. The CDC staff member worked in close ...More
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  • Drug Shows Promise Against Sudan Strain of Ebola in Mouse Model
    Researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and other institutions have developed a potential antibody therapy for Sudan ebolavirus (SUDV), one of the two most lethal strains of Ebola. A different strain, the Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV), is now ...More
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