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  • New Study Finds Non-Food Factors as Important as Food in Bacterial Intestinal Infections
    A new study finds swimming, having a private well or septic system, and other factors not involving food consumption were major risk factors for bacterial intestinal infections not occurring in outbreaks.Outbreaks linked to food, such as the current Salmonella outbreak ...More
    January 26, 2009 Posted in News
  • AORN Recommended Practice for Surgical Hand Hygiene is Open for Public Review
    The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Recommended Practice for Surgical Hand Hygiene is open for public review and comment until Feb. 9, 2009. For more information, CLICK HERE. ...More
    January 26, 2009 Posted in News
  • Moog Acquires Ethox International
    Moog Inc. announced today that it has acquired the stock of Ethox International for $15.2 million in cash. Ethox is a Buffalo, N.Y. based medical products manufacturer and service provider. The company produces proprietary medical devices and is engaged in contract ...More
    January 26, 2009 Posted in News
  • FDA Confirms Source of Salmonella Outbreak
    A combination of epidemiological analysis and laboratory testing by state officials in Minnesota and Connecticut, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have enabled the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to confirm ...More
    January 26, 2009 Posted in News
  • Mask-Wearing Boosts Flu Protection, New Study Shows
    Donning a face mask is an easy way to boost protection from severe respiratory illnesses such as influenza and SARS, new research from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has found, but convincing a reluctant public and health workers is proving a struggle.In a ...More
    January 26, 2009 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • New CDC Interim Director is Named
    CNN is reporting that Department of  Health and Human Services (HHS)' acting secretary Charles E. Johnson has appointed Dr. Richard Besser as interim director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). William Gimson, who was named interim CDC director on ...More
    January 26, 2009 Posted in News
  • Research Shows How Lungs Fight Bacteria and Prevent Infection
    Actor and pancreatic cancer patient Patrick Swayze's recent hospitalization with pneumonia as a result of his compromised immune system underscores the sensitivity of the lungs: many patients die from lung complications of a disease, rather than the disease itself.Lungs are ...More
    January 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Study Finds MRSA in Midwestern Swine, Workers
    The first study documenting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in swine and swine workers in the United States has been published by University of Iowa researchers. The investigators found a strain of MRSA, known as ST398, in a swine production system in the ...More
    January 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • IDSA Issues Statement on Reintroduction of Home Infusion Legislation
    The following statement was made by Donald M. Poretz, MD, immediate past president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Poretz practices medicine in Annandale, Va., and has provided home infusion therapy to his privately insured patients for several years. ...More
    January 22, 2009 Posted in News
  • New Report Shows HAI Rate Drops 8 Percent in Pennsylvania
    Infections contracted by patients in Pennsylvania hospitals dropped nearly 8 percent from 2006 to 2007, according to new figures released today by Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4). PHC4’s latest study reports that 27,949 patients contracted an ...More
    January 22, 2009 Posted in News