• Study Shows Effect of Vaccination on Spread and Diversification of Bordetella Pertussis
    The most comprehensive study to date of the family of bacteria that causes whooping cough points to more effective vaccine strategies and reveals surprising findings about the bacteria's origin and evolution. The new results could alter public health strategies to control ...More
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  • Nine Cases of MERS-CoV are Reported to WHO
    The Ministry of Health of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) an additional nine laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).   The following details were provided ...More
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  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 208 Cases, 136 Deaths
    As of April 20, 2014, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 208 clinical cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), including 136 deaths. To date, 169 patients have been tested for ebolavirus infection and 112 cases have been laboratory ...More
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  • Emerging Technologies Redefine Infectious Disease Diagnostics
    The diagnostics market for infectious diseases such as tuberculosis (TB), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C virus and human papilloma virus is expanding, giving rise to commercial opportunities especially in the developing economies of Asia, Africa and Latin ...More
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  • ECRI Institute Highlights Root Causes for Serious Patient Safety Events
    Patient safety is a top priority for every healthcare organization, but knowing where to direct initiatives can be daunting. To help organizations decide where to focus their efforts, ECRI Institute has compiled its first annual list of the Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns ...More
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  • 179 Million Cases of Acute Diarrhea in U.S. Each Year, Most are Preventable
    In the United States, approximately 179 million cases of acute diarrhea occur each year, and most of those cases are entirely preventable, a researcher from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) concluded in a New England Journal of Medicine ...More
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  • URI Scientists, Collaborators Closer to Designing Vaccine for H. pylori
    Researchers from the University of Rhode Island are championing a recent breakthrough in the laboratory with hopes it could lead to a vaccine against the pathogen responsible for stomach cancer and to therapeutics for inflammatory diseases. The results were published Friday ...More
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  • Cow Manure Harbors Diverse New Antibiotic Resistance Genes
    Manure from dairy cows, which is commonly used as a farm soil fertilizer, contains a surprising number of newly identified antibiotic resistance genes from the cows' gut bacteria. The findings, reported in mBio® the online open-access journal of the American Society for ...More
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  • Greece Reports First Case of MERS-CoV
    On April 18, 2014, the Ministry of Health of Greece reported one laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).   The patient is a 69-year-old male Greek citizen residing in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, who traveled back ...More
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  • Polio Confirmed in Equatorial Guinea, Linked to Outbreak in Cameroon
    In Equatorial Guinea, three new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases have been reported on 14 April 14, 2014, the first polio in the country since 1999. Genetic sequencing indicates these cases are linked to an ongoing WPV1 outbreak in Cameroon which has subsequently been ...More
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