• Improved Culture System for Hepatitis C Virus Infection
    A University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researcher has developed the first tissue culture of normal, human liver cells that can model infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and provide a realistic environment to evaluate possible treatments. The novel ...More
    July 16, 2008 Posted in News
  • Unimmunized Kids Less Likely to Get Chickenpox if Vaccinated After Exposure
    “Better late than never” might be a true statement when it comes to vaccinating children for chickenpox, according to a new review of studies. Only 18 percent of children given the vaccine within the 3 days following exposure to chickenpox developed the ...More
    July 16, 2008 Posted in News
  • Booster Vaccination May Help With Possible Future Avian Influenza Pandemic
    New evidence suggests that a booster vaccination against H5N1 avian influenza given years after initial vaccination with a different strain may prove useful in controlling a potential future pandemic.  The study is published in the August 1 issue of the Journal of ...More
    July 16, 2008 Posted in News
  • CBSPD’s Technician, Supervisor and Manager Certification Examinations Re-Accredited Through 2013
    ALPHA, N.J. —  The board of directors of the Certification Board for Sterile Processing & Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD) announces that the Technician, Supervisor and Manager certification examinations have received full re-accreditation from the National ...More
    July 15, 2008 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Stomach Bug Appears to Protect Kids from Asthma
    H. pylori   A long-time microbial inhabitant of the human stomach may protect children from developing asthma, according to a new study among more than 7,000 subjects led by NYULangoneMedicalCenter researchers. Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that has co-existed ...More
    July 15, 2008 Posted in News
  • Global Warming Heats Up Need For Malaria Vaccine Says Expert
    August is National Immunization Awareness Month, dedicated to furthering efforts to provide what are oftentimes lifesaving vaccinations to those in need. While media coverage of the flu vaccine has become a seasonal commonplace, vaccines are currently being sought for many ...More
    July 14, 2008 Posted in News
  • Combo Shots Make Vaccines Less of a Pain in the Arm
    For children heading back to school this fall, the obligatory visit to the doctor’s office may leave them feeling less like a pincushion than in previous years. This is due in large part to the growing trend of combining vaccines and booster shots into one or two ...More
    July 14, 2008 Posted in News
  • New Online Tool Manages Children’s Vaccine Schedules
    Georgia Tech associate professor Pinar Keskinocak, graduate student Faramroze Engineer and executive secretary of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the CDC Larry Pickering (left to right) display the new online tool they developed that allows parents and ...More
    July 14, 2008 Posted in News
  • What’s in a Name?
    Everything, according to the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), which announced yesterday that infection control professionals should now be referred to as “infection preventionists.” APIC says that this new nomenclature ...More
    July 11, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • APIC Announces New Name for Infection Control Profession
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To articulate the expanding roles of its members, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announced that infection control professionals will now be referred to as “infection preventionists.” This ...More
    July 11, 2008 Posted in News