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  • 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
  • 2008 Who's Who in Infection Prevention
    We present our annual list of exceptional individuals working in infection prevention and control, as nominated by Infection Control Today magazine readers. Congratulations to these dedicated professionals who are working hard to advance the infection prevention ...More
    October 30, 2008 Posted in Articles
  • Handwashing Policies in Place but Monitoring Hand Hygiene Remains a Challenge
    According to a new analysis from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), 99 percent of the 103 Ontario hospitals participating in a 2008 patient safety survey reported that they had a formal hand hygiene policy in place, and just more than one-third of these ...More
    October 30, 2008 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Newsflash on XDR-TB
    Newsflash ... the mainstream media seems to have discovered extremely drug-resistant TB! Newsweek magazine’s Anne Underwood conducted a Q&A with Dr. Mario Raviglione, director of the World Health Organization's Stop TB Department, and Anna Cataldi, world ...More
    October 30, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Predatory Bacterial Swarm Uses Rippling Motion to Reach Prey
    Image shows swarm of M. xanthus bacteria (left) invading a colony of prey bacteria (right). The rippling pattern is the highly organized behavior of thousands of M. xanthus cells working in concert to digest the prey.  Image courtesy of John Kirby, University of Iowa ...More
    October 30, 2008 Posted in News
  • New Report Finds Rising Risk of Infectious Diseases in U.S.
    WASHINGTON – The Trust for America's Health (TFAH) released a new report today, “Germs Go Global: Why Emerging Infectious Diseases Are a Threat to America,” which finds that at least 170,000 Americans die annually from newly emerging and re-emerging ...More
    October 30, 2008 Posted in News