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  • Health Departments Get Mixed Marks for Communicating About Flu
    State and local health departments get mixed marks for efforts to convey information about the H1N1 virus to the public using their Web sites immediately after U.S. officials declared a public health emergency in April, according to a new RAND Corporation study.While 46 of ...More
    July 7, 2009 Posted in News
  • Influenza Monitoring by the U.S. Military
    The recent global swine flu outbreak has underscored the critical need for good surveillance and rapid access to epidemiological data. The U.S. military, starting with early monitoring efforts in the 1970s, has developed a broad-based influenza monitoring system. In an ...More
    July 7, 2009 Posted in News
  • Finding the Constant in Bacterial Communication
    The Rosetta Stone of bacterial communication may have been found. Although they have no sensory organs, bacteria can get a good idea about what's going on in their neighborhood and communicate with each other, mainly by secreting and taking in chemicals from their ...More
    July 7, 2009 Posted in News
  • International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections Slated for March 2010
    The fifth decennial International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections will be held March 18-22, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The meeting, co-organized by SHEA, the CDC, APIC and IDSA, will set the agenda for healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention ...More
    July 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Infectious Disease Experts Applaud Move to Overturn HIV Entry Ban
    The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), and the Center for Global Health Policy say they strongly support the Obama administration’s move to lift the two-decades-old ban on travel and immigration to the U.S. by ...More
    July 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • HAIs and Nurse Staffing Ratios
    The New York State Nurses Association is promoting legislation that would require hospitals to report the number of nursing staff they have available to patients every day during every shift. The association says that New Yorkers deserve to know patient-to-nurse ratios in ...More
    July 6, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • MIT, CDC find H1N1 Flu Virus Ill-Suited for Rapid Transmission
    By Anne TraftonA team from MIT and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found a genetic explanation for why the new H1N1 "swine flu" virus has spread from person to person less effectively than other flu viruses.The H1N1 strain, which circled the globe ...More
    July 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Surgical Patients Exposed to Hepatitis C
    CNN is reporting today that a former surgical technician at a Denver medical center could have exposed hundreds of surgical patients to the hepatitis C virus when she replaced fentanyl injections with used syringes filled with saline solution. To read the rest of this news ...More
    July 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Existing Parkinson’s Disease Drug May Fight Drug-Resistant TB
    Existing drugs used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease could be repositioned for use in the treatment of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, which kills about 2 million people each year, according to a study led by researchers at the University of California, ...More
    July 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Few Changed Their Behavior in the Early Stages of the Flu Outbreak
    Few people changed their behavior in the early stages of the swine flu outbreak, finds a study published on bmj.com today. But the results do support efforts to inform the public about specific actions that can reduce the risks from swine flu and to communicate about the ...More