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  • Universal Flu Vaccinations Urged
    Flu vaccine will soon be available at local pharmacies and doctor’s offices, and government officials are urging everyone over 6 months of age to receive it. This year’s vaccine protects against H1N1 and two other strains of seasonal flu. The recommendation represents a ...More
    August 23, 2010 Posted in News
  • Survey Looks at Cleaning Industry's Reaction to H1N1
    A recent survey polled 131 jansan distributors and their customers regarding their thoughts on last year's H1N1 scare and its impact on the professional cleaning industry. The survey was commissioned by Enviro-Solutions, a manufacturer of environmentally preferable cleaning ...More
    August 23, 2010 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene
  • Researchers Identify Two Drugs That May Fight HIV
    Researchers at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center have identified two drugs that, when combined, may serve as an effective treatment for HIV. The two drugs, decitabine and gemcitabine – both FDA approved and currently used in pre-cancer and cancer therapy – ...More
    August 20, 2010 Posted in News
  • WHO Urges Measures to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance
    Antimicrobial resistance, the ability of microorganisms to find ways to evade the action of the drugs used to cure the infections they cause, is increasingly recognized as a global public health issue which could hamper the control of many infectious diseases. ...More
    August 20, 2010 Posted in News
  • AIDS Virus Changes in Semen Make it Different Than in Blood
    The virus that causes AIDS may undergo changes in the genital tract that make HIV-1 in semen different than what it is in the blood, according to a study led by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Worldwide much of the transmission of HIV-1 is ...More
    August 20, 2010 Posted in News
  • Cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Popping Up in the U.S.
    The Detroit Free Press is reporting today that two cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have been reported in Kalamazoo, Mich. and that public health officials are expected to continue to warn people about avoiding mosquito bites, the cause of this rare but ...More
    August 20, 2010 Posted in News
  • Avian Influenza Virus May Persist on Feathers Fallen from Domestic Ducks
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N1) may persist on feathers fallen from the bodies of infected domestic ducks and contribute to environmental contamination. Researchers from the National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan report their findings in ...More
    August 20, 2010 Posted in News
  • Virus May Act as "Evolution-Proof" Biopesticide Against Malaria
    A naturally occurring virus in mosquitoes may serve as a "late-life-acting" insecticide by killing older adult mosquitoes that are responsible for the bulk of malaria transmission. The researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research ...More
    August 20, 2010 Posted in News
  • New Compound May Be Effective Against Chagas Disease
    A new compound may offer an effective drug candidate against the deadly tropical infection, Chagas' disease say researchers from Brazil. They report their findings in the August 2010 issue of the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Chagas' disease is an infection ...More
    August 20, 2010 Posted in News
  • Mobile Phone is a Hygiene Risk, Study Says
    Technology, from smart and mobile phones to laptops, could be spreading illnesses and potentially killer diseases because of poor hand hygiene, according to research released by the Co-operative Pharmacy, a pharmacy retail chain in the United Kingdom. The Co-operative ...More
    August 20, 2010 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene