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  • 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
  • New Purell Alcohol Hand Sanitizer Leads in Performance, Sustainability
    Purell® Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer exemplifies GOJO Industries' leadership in developing an effective alcohol hand sanitizer that contributes to customers' sustainability initiatives. Development was driven by performance and sustainability objectives realized ...More
    August 20, 2010 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • New Hampshire Releases Its First HAI Report
    The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) has released the 2009 Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) Report based on data from the 31 hospitals in the state. The report, mandated by law, looks at central ...More
    August 20, 2010 Posted in News
  • Old Drug Holds Promise Against Opportunistic Lung Pathogen
    A drug to treat inflammation plays a surprising role reducing the level of infection caused by an opportunistic bug that is deadly for AIDS and cancer patients and others with weakened immune systems. The drug, sulfasalazine, spurs the body to get rid of the fungal evaders ...More
    August 20, 2010 Posted in News
  • Stomach Bacteria Need Vitamin B6 to Establish Infection
    Scientists have determined that Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium that causes peptic ulcers and some forms of stomach cancer, requires the vitamin B6 to establish and maintain chronic infection, according to research published this week in the online journal mBio™. This ...More
    August 20, 2010 Posted in News