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  • Florida Investigation Links Four Recent Zika Cases to Local Mosquito-Borne Virus Transmission
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been informed by the state of Florida that Zika virus infections in four people were likely caused by bites of local Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.  The cases are likely the first known occurrence of local ...More
    13 hours ago Posted in News
  • Florida DOH Says Four Zika Cases May Have Been Locally Transmitted
    The Florida Department of Health says it has gathered enough information as part of its ongoing investigation into non-travel related cases of Zika in Miami-Dade and Broward counties to conclude that a high likelihood exists that four cases are the result of local ...More
    14 hours ago Posted in News
  • Zika Infections Increasing Rapidly in Puerto Rico
    As of July 7, Zika has been diagnosed in 5,582* people, including 672 pregnant women, in Puerto Rico according to a new report published today in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Positive tests for people with suspected Zika virus infection have increased ...More
    14 hours ago Posted in News
  • Scientists Unveil New Leishmania Virulence Strategies
    Professor Albert Descoteaux of INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier Research Centre and his team have discovered novel virulence strategies employed by the Leishmania parasite. These scientific breakthroughs recently published in the prestigious PLOS Pathogens journal represent ...More
    Yesterday Posted in News
  • Examine the Evidence to Differentiate Between UV Technologies
    This report summarizes the various types of evidence that exist relating to surface decontamination systems and offers advice for differentiating between types of UV disinfection. ...More
    Yesterday Posted in Reports
  • Household MRSA Controlled Through Treatment Compliance, Patient Education
    A new study found that following basic hygienic practices and complying with protocols for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) decolonization reduces the time to clearance of the bacteria more quickly than a treatment regimen of antibiotic ointment and ...More
    Yesterday Posted in News
  • Pneumonia Discovery May Offer Way to Boost Body's Defenses
    A molecule being targeted in cancer is also critical for the immune system's ability to battle pneumonia, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined. The finding may offer a new way for doctors to boost patients' ability to fight off the ...More
    Yesterday Posted in News
  • Confronted with Sepsis, Key Immune Mechanism Breaks
    When the body encounters an infection, a molecular signaling system ramps up the body's infection-fighting system to produce more white blood cells to attack invading bacteria. Now researchers have discovered that when facing a massive bacterial infection resulting in ...More
    Yesterday Posted in News
  • HHS Forges Unprecedented Partnership to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance
    To address one of the greatest modern threats to public health — antibiotic resistance — the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Wellcome Trust of London, the AMR Centre of Alderley Park (Cheshire, United Kingdom), and Boston University ...More
    Yesterday Posted in News
  • Zika, Other Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Pose Threat to Travelers
    As the eyes of the world turn to Rio de Janiero for the 2016 Summer Olympics, the spread of the Zika virus in Brazil is a growing concern — but Zika is not the only disease that mosquitoes can spread to humans. “Mosquitoes in the Aedes family can transmit not ...More
    Yesterday Posted in News