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  • Study Demonstrates that Bacterial Clotting Depends on Clustering
    Bacteria can directly cause human blood and plasma to clot—a process that was previously thought to have been lost during the course of vertebrate evolution, according to new research at the University of Chicago, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, ...More
    November 3, 2008 Posted in News
  • West Nile's North American Spread Described
    The rapid spread of West Nile virus in North America over the past decade is likely to have long-lasting ecological consequences throughout the continent, according to an article in the November issue of BioScience, the journal of theAmerican Institute of Biological ...More
    November 3, 2008 Posted in News
  • How HIV Vaccine Might Have Increased Odds of Infection
    In September 2007, a phase II HIV-1 vaccine trial was abruptly halted when researchers found that the vaccine may have promoted, rather than prevented, HIV infection. A new study by a team of researchers at the Montpellier Institute of Molecular Genetics in France shows how ...More
    November 3, 2008 Posted in News
  • Minor Shift in Vaccine Schedule has Potential to Reduce Infant Illness, Death
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A new study by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University suggests that protecting infants from a common, highly contagious and even deadly disease may be as easy as administering a routine vaccine two ...More
    November 3, 2008 Posted in News
  • Flu Vaccination Rates Lag for At-Risk Adolescents
    Influenza vaccination rates for adolescents who suffer from asthma and other illnesses are still far too low, according to a recent study. The research, published in the November 2008 issue of Pediatrics, was based at the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention at ...More
    November 3, 2008 Posted in News
  • Flu Shot Protects Kids Even During Years with a Bad Vaccine Match
    Children who receive all recommended flu vaccine appear to be less likely to catch the respiratory virus that the CDC estimates hospitalizes 20,000 children every year.This is according to new research published in Pediatrics by the University of Rochester Medical Center. ...More
    November 3, 2008 Posted in News
  • Hepatitis C May Increase Risk for Kidney Cancer
    DETROIT – Physicians at Henry Ford Hospital have found that chronic hepatitis C, an inflammation of the liver caused by a viral infection, may increase the risk for kidney cancer.Using administrative data from Henry Ford Health System, physicians found that 4.3 ...More
    November 3, 2008 Posted in News
  • Vote & Vax Flu Shot Clinics Operating at More Than 250 Polling Sites Nationwide
    LAKEVILLE, Conn. -- Thousands of people will be able to receive an influenza vaccination at special flu shot clinics being held at or near polling sites across the United States. More than 280 clinics are part of the Vote & Vax project, a non-partisan and non-political ...More
    October 31, 2008 Posted in News
  • What's Your Pick for Top Infection-Related Events of 2008?
    Even though today is Halloween, I am actually working on the December issue of Infection Control Today magazine and I need your help. I'd like to create a top 10 list of infection control-related events of 2008 as part of my editor's letter, so won't you please drop me ...More
    October 31, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • APIC Members Elect 2009 Leaders
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announces the election of its 2009 officers and directors.Cathryn Murphy, RN, MPH, PhD, CIC, MRCNA, has been elected president-elect, a position she will hold until ...More
    October 31, 2008 Posted in News