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  • APIC Members Elect 2010 Leaders, Reject Association Name Change
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announces the election of its 2010 officers and directors.Russell N. Olmsted, MPH, CIC, has been elected president-elect, a position he will hold until January 2011, at which time he will become ...More
    November 24, 2009 Posted in News
  • Antiviral Therapy to Treat Hepatitis C is Declining in the U.S.
    Researchers from the University of Michigan determined that only 663,000 of the approximately 3.9 million Americans with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection received antiviral therapy between 2002 and 2007. Treatment rates appear to be declining, in part because only half of ...More
    November 24, 2009 Posted in News
  • New Study Finds MRSA on the Rise in Hospital Outpatients
    The community-associated strain of the deadly superbug MRSA—an infection-causing bacteria resistant to most common antibiotics—poses a far greater health threat than previously known and is making its way into hospitals, according to a study in the December ...More
    November 24, 2009 Posted in News
  • Infectious Disease Experts Call for 10 New Antibiotics by 2020
    The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has asked for a commitment from the Obama administration and the European Union to further the Society’s mission to achieve the development of 10 new antibiotics within the next 10 years, known as the 10 x ’20 ...More
    November 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Surface Bacteria Maintain Skin's Healthy Balance
    On the skin's surface, bacteria are abundant, diverse and constant, but inflammation is undesirable. Research at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine now shows that the normal bacteria living on the skin surface trigger a pathway that prevents ...More
    November 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • CDC Kicks Off National Travelers’ Health Public Awareness Campaign
    Every holiday season, millions of Americans travel through the nation’s airports, seaports, and train stations to spend time with loved ones. Special holiday get-togethers – and traveling itself – bring people close together but also provide an ideal way ...More
    November 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • ASP Acquires Gloster Europe to Help Reduce Infections in Healthcare Facilities
    Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP), a leading global infection prevention solution provider, announced today the acquisition by its French affiliate, Apsis S.A.S., of Gloster Europe, a privately held developer of innovative disinfection processes and technologies to ...More
  • Got the Flu? You Might Pass It On to Your Pet
    Pet owners who contract H1N1 flu may pass the disease along to their pets, especially if the pet is a cat or ferret."A small number of companion animal H1N1 flu cases have been confirmed in the U.S.," said Dick Hesse, a flu expert and director of virology in Kansas State ...More
    November 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Link Between Infectious Disease Transmission and Climate Change is Examined
    An emerging body of evidence suggests that the changing global climate is already affecting infectious disease transmission patterns. As noted today in a symposium at the 58th annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), such changes are ...More
    November 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Vicks Sinex Nasal Spray Recalled for Bacterial Contamination
    The Procter & Gamble Company announced today it is voluntarily recalling three lots of its Vicks Sinex nasal spray in three countries: the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom.The company said it is taking this precautionary step after finding the bacteria B. ...More
    November 20, 2009 Posted in News