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  • FDA Finds Genetic Match in Pistachio Investigation
    CIDRAP is reporting today that the FDA has found a match of the genetic fingerprint between environmental samples taken at Setton Farms' California pistachio processing plant and a finished-product sample at the same plant. To read the rest of this news item, CLICK HERE. To ...More
    April 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Don't Miss This Infection Prevention Practice Survey
    The Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC) is giving infection preventionists (IPs) the opportunity to make an impact on the content of the examinations for infection control certification (CIC).  The organization is asking IPs to ...More
    April 15, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Prenatal Exposure to Hong Kong Flu Associated With Reduced Intelligence in Adulthood
    The Hong Kong flu pandemic was responsible for more than 700,000 deaths worldwide in the late 1960s, with major disease outbreaks in Europe in the winter of 1969-1970. A number of studies have been conducted to determine if prenatal exposure to the influenza virus may ...More
    April 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Scientists Partner to Fight Infectious Diseases
    Oregon Health & Science University and the University of Washington, along with a number of partner institutions across the Northwest, have received federal funding to form a regional research center aimed at combating emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases that ...More
    April 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Flying Spittle and Bed Bugs... Just Another Routine News Day
    OK, people, the things I don’t do to bring you some interesting tidbits every day! First, I found a news item about flying spittle. Then I came across something from the Associated Press that discusses a bedbug summit held by the Environmental Protection Agency ...More
    April 14, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • The Perils of Flying Saliva
    Mark Nicas has given some of his best years to spittle. He builds models – the mathematical kind – of how someone else's slobber ends up on you. The size of the particles, whether they come out in a dry cough or a wet sneeze, their evaporation rate, air speed ...More
    April 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • Researcher Develops E. coli Vaccine
    A Michigan State University researcher has developed a working vaccine for a strain of E. coli that kills 2 million to 3 million children each year in the developing world.Enterotoxigenic E. coli, which is responsible for 60 percent to 70 percent of all E. coli diarrheal ...More
    April 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • IDSA Lyme Disease Review Panel Extends Public Input Period and Sets the Public Hearing Date
    The Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) has convened a review panel to examine whether the Society’s Lyme Disease guidelines, published in 2006, should be revised or updated based on a rigorous review of the medical and scientific evidence on the diagnosis ...More
    April 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • Study Finds Many Consumers Ignore Food Product Recalls
    Rutgers' Food Policy Institute (FPI) released a study today showing that many Americans fail to check their homes for recalled food products. Only about 60 percent of the studied sample reported ever having looked for recalled food in their homes, and only 10 percent said ...More
    April 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • Discovery Turns Model Parasite Into Genetic Workhorse
    In a genetic leap that could help fast-track vaccine and drug development to prevent or tame serious global diseases, Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) researchers have discovered how to destroy a key DNA pathway in a wily and widespread human parasite. The feat surmounts a ...More
    April 13, 2009 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization