• Interventions Developed at Johns Hopkins Reduce Bloodstream Infections in Abu Dhabi
    A bundled intervention focused on evidence-based infection prevention practices, safety culture and teamwork, and scheduled measurement of infection rates considerably reduced central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) across intensive care units (ICUs) in ...More
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  • Study Suggests Ways to Avoid Catching Diseases From Pets
    As new medical diagnostics become available, researchers are increasingly discovering situations in which pets can transmit diseases to humans—especially when an owner’s immune system is compromised. At Ohio State University and partner institutions, researchers ...More
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  • EIS Officers Present Findings on Ebola, MERS and More at CDC's Disease Detective Conference
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is holding its 64th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) conference April 20-23, 2015 in Atlanta. The event showcases recent ground-breaking and often times life-saving investigations by CDC disease detectives. ...More
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  • Researchers Make Key Malarial Drug-Resistence Finding
    According to the World Health Organization's 2014 World Malaria Report, there are an estimated 198 million cases of malaria worldwide with 3.3 billion people at risk for contracting the infection. Although the impact of malaria is still significant, the statistics reflect a ...More
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  • California Sets Record for West Nile Virus Activity
    It was a record-breaking year for West Nile virus activity in 2014, according to Dr. Karen Smith,  California Department of Public Health (CDPH) director and state health officer. California had the second-highest number of human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in 2014 ...More
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  • California Public Health Officials Declare Measles Outbreak That Began in December is Now Over
    The California measles outbreak that began in December 2014 is over, announces Dr. Karen Smith, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer. No new outbreak-related measles cases have been reported to CDPH for two 21-day incubation ...More
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  • Falsified Medicines Taint Global Supply
    Depending upon the type of medicine and where you live, the threat of falsified medications (also referred to as counterfeit, fraudulent, and substandard) can be quite real, yet the full scope and prevalence of the problem is poorly understood, say researchers at University ...More
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  • Closing the Gap on Pneumonia in Kenya
    Soon after the birth of her second child, a daughter she named Neema, Tabu Kalama found herself homeless and with no regular income. Kalama had no option but to sleep with her newborn daughter and her 18-month old son in the meager shelter of palm trees near the beach in ...More
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  • Returning to Normal: The Road to Early Recovery From Ebola Starts With the Health System
    As part of early recovery efforts, the World Health Organization (WHO) continues to work closely with national authorities and partners in the three high-transmission Ebola countries on how to rebuild confidence and trust in health systems and services. Nurse Sai ...More
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  • Researchers Examine Impact of Livestock-Associated MRSA in a Hospital Setting
    The Netherlands is known for a stringent search-and-destroy policy to prevent spread of methiocillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). In the hospital setting, livestock-associated MRSA (LA-MRSA) is frequently found in patients coming from the high density farming ...More
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