• Kill Microbes on Instruments Cost Effectively with 3M Steri-Vac Sterilizer/Aerator GS Series
    Recent CRE outbreaks traced to inadequately processed duodenoscopes have highlighted the need for health care facilities to review cleaning and sterilization processes. In the case of a facility in northeastern Illinois, after the hospital changed its reprocessing procedure ...More
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  • Group B Streptococcus Breaches the Blood-Brain Barrier
    Bacterial meningitis is a life-threating infection of the central nervous system. Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is the leading cause of meningitis in newborn babies and can cause severe complications in those that survive the infection. GBS must cross the blood-brain barrier ...More
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  • CDC Observes 20th Anniversary of Hepatitis Awareness Month
    This month marks the 20th anniversary of Hepatitis Awareness Month and the 4th National Hepatitis Testing Day (May 19) in the United States. Although care and treatment can be life-saving, many of the 3 million persons estimated to be living with hepatitis C virus (HCV) ...More
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  • FDA Approves Additional Antibacterial Treatment for Plague
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces that it has approved Avelox (moxifloxacin) to treat patients with plague, a rare and potentially fatal bacterial infection. The agency approval for plague includes use of the drug for the treatment of pneumonic plague ...More
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  • WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak in Liberia is Over
    On May 9, 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Liberia to be free of Ebola virus transmission. Forty-two days have passed since the last laboratory-confirmed case was buried on March 28, 2015. Interruption of transmission is a monumental achievement for a ...More
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  • UNC-Chapel Hill and GSK Announce Partnership to Accelerate Search for HIV Cure
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and GSK announce the creation of the dedicated HIV Cure center and a jointly owned new company that will focus on discovering a cure for HIV/AIDS. This unique public-private partnership will redefine the traditional way of ...More
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  • Starved T Cells Allow Hepatitis B to Silently Infect Liver
    Hepatitis B stimulates processes that deprive the body's immune cells of key nutrients that they need to function, finds new UCL-led research funded by the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust. The work helps to explain why the immune system cannot control hepatitis ...More
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  • WHO Recommends 10 Measurements for HIV Epidemic
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines recommending simplified indicators to measure the reach of HIV services, and the impact achieved at both the national and global levels. The new consolidated strategic information guidelines for HIV in the ...More
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  • New Malaria Test Could Lead to to Global Eradication of the Disease
    One of the biggest difficulties faced by worldwide programs aimed at eliminating malaria is that the tests they use are not sensitive enough to detect all people who have the disease and need treatment. A study appearing online today in Clinical Chemistry, the journal of ...More
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  • Long-Term Study on Ticks Reveals Shifting Migration Patterns, Disease Risks
    Over nearly 15 years spent studying ticks, Indiana University's Keith Clay has found southern Indiana to be an oasis free from Lyme disease, the condition most associated with these arachnids that are the second most common parasitic disease vector on Earth. He has also ...More
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