• NIH Awards $6.5 Million Grant to UT Southwestern to Develop New Antibiotic
    DALLAS -- Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have been awarded a $6.5 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop a new antimicrobial compound to target bacterial pathogens such as Salmonella and Escherichia coli. ...More
    March 26, 2008 Posted in News
  • Colorado Salmonella Cases Top 200
    DENVER -- Laboratory results of the city of Alamosa’s municipal water system have tested positive for salmonella according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Officials at the state health department laboratory confirmed five out of six water ...More
    March 26, 2008 Posted in News
  • TB Begs the Question of Life vs. Liberty
    Yesterday was World TB Day, and while you are pondering the infectious disease that seems to be a sleeping giant now being awakened, you may want to check out a thought-provoking story in today’s New York Times about a TB hospital in Port Elizabeth, South Africa that has ...More
    March 25, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Medical Students Ask Congress to Increase Funding to Fight Infectious Diseases
    RESTON, Va. -- In commemoration of World Tuberculosis Day yesterday, the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), the nation's largest, independent medical student organization, joined Families USA to call on Congress to increase funding to combat infectious diseases. ...More
    March 25, 2008 Posted in News
  • Scientists Uncover How Superbug Resists Body’s Natural Defenses
    Dr. Ferric Fang and his colleagues at the UW have uncovered the mechanisms through which the bacteria Staph aureus, seen here in clusters under an electron microscope, can protect itself against our body's natural defenses. Fang's research was featured on the cover of ...More
    March 25, 2008 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • New Technique Will Speed the Development of Vaccines
    A team of Washington State University scientists has devised a method that could lead to the development of vaccines against some of the most troubling infectious diseases we face—diseases that have so far been difficult or impossible to vaccinate against. The new method ...More
    March 25, 2008 Posted in News
  • EPA Approves Registration of Antimicrobial Copper Alloys
    NEW YORK -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the registration of antimicrobial copper alloys with public health claims. These public health claims acknowledge that copper, brass and bronze are capable of killing harmful, potentially deadly ...More
    March 25, 2008 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • FDA Warns of Salmonella Risk with Cantaloupes from Agropecuaria Montelibano
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an import alert regarding entry of cantaloupe from Agropecuaria Montelibano, a Honduran grower and packer, because, based on current information, fruit from this company appears to be associated with a Salmonella Litchfield ...More
    March 25, 2008 Posted in News
  • Did you know today is Stop TB Day?
    Did you know that today is the World Health Organization’s Stop TB day? Many of you probably didn't, nor did you know that TB is still a problem. Measures still need to be taken to help eradicate this disease. This is, after all, a global problem. With the advent of air ...More
    March 24, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Today is World TB Day
    Today, March 24, marks World TB Day, which commemorates the date in 1882 when Robert Koch discovered Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the cause of tuberculosis (TB). World TB Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the disease and for TB-prevention organizations to ...More
    March 24, 2008 Posted in News