• IDSA Applauds White House Action on Antibiotic Resistance, Calls for Renewed Efforts
    The following is a statement from IDSA president Barbara Murray, MD, FIDSA: "I am grateful to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health for inviting me to testify on behalf of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) on the ever-growing public health ...More
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  • Executive Order Issued on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
    Today, the President announced a new Executive Order and National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria to address recommendations identified by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). As a leader in monitoring and ...More
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    Hand Hygiene Compliance The Hand Hygiene Compliance Immersion Center provides information about all aspects of hand hygiene compliance as well as automated electronic hand hygiene monitoring and making the business case for measurement and improvement. ...More
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  • Research Yields Game Changer for Improving Understanding of Ebola
    The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)-led research, published today in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, describes the use of fecal samples from wild great apes to identify populations likely to have been exposed to the virus. This represents a new tool for ...More
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  • Mammal Traits Amplify Tickborne Illness
    In the U.S., some 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease annually. Thousands also suffer from babesiosis and anaplasmosis, tickborne ailments that can occur alone or as co-infections with Lyme disease. According to a new paper published in PLOS ONE, when small, ...More
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  • Study Finds Few Physicians are Recommending HPV Vaccination for Boys
    Research from Moffitt Cancer Center shows family physicians and pediatricians are not always recommending vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) for young male patients. Approximately 6 million people are newly infected with HPV each year, a virus that can lead to ...More
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  • Rutgers Expert Offers Update on Bacterial Meningitis
    With school underway and flu season not far behind, vaccinations are on people’s minds again, or at least they should be – according to experts such as George DiFerdinando Jr. who keep track of how disease spreads and the best ways to prevent it. DiFerdinando is ...More
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  • Flu Vaccine for Expectant Moms a Top Priority
    Only about half of all pregnant women in the U.S. get a flu shot each season, leaving thousands of moms-to-be and their babies at increased risk of serious illness. “Getting a flu shot should be a routine part of prenatal care,” says Edward McCabe, MD, March of ...More
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  • Scripps Research Institute Chemists Modify Antibiotic to Vanquish Resistant Bacteria
    Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have devised a new antibiotic based on vancomycin that is powerfully effective against vancomycin-resistant strains of MRSA and other disease-causing bacteria. The new vancomycin analog appears to have not one but two ...More
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  • In Mice, Vaccine Stops Urinary Tract Infections Linked to Catheters
    The most common type of hospital-associated infection may be preventable with a vaccine, new research in mice suggests. The experimental vaccine, developed by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, prevented urinary tract infections associated ...More
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