• How Can We Combat MRSA?
    The attitude toward MRSA in the United Kingdom is a case of shutting the gate after the horse has bolted, argues a doctor in a letter in a recent issue of British Medical Journal. Nicholas Akerman's experience of working in Australia was that people are unable to work with ...More
    October 25, 2004 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Infection, Not Lack of Oxygen, Plays Larger Role in Premature Infant Brain Injury
    Researchers at Johns Hopkins have dispelled the widespread belief among obstetricians that, in premature infants, brain injury results from a lack of oxygen, also called hypoxia, when, in fact, infection plays a larger role. “Infection plays a much larger role than lack of ...More
    October 25, 2004 Posted in News
  • Bug's-Eye-View of Urinary Tract Reveals E. Coli Infection Genes
    Anyone who thinks scientists lead a glamorous, exciting life should talk to Jennifer Snyder, a graduate student at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine. During July of 2003, while all her friends were out enjoying themselves, Snyder spent 10 days trying to get 40 ...More
    October 25, 2004 Posted in News
  • "Bad Bugs" Causing Respiratory Infections are Increasingly Resistant to Antibiotics
    Between 1995 and 2003, the major “bad bugs” causing respiratory infections in hospitals have grown increasingly resistant to commonly prescribed antibiotics, according to data from the Antimicrobial Resistance Management (ARM) Program. The sharpest decline was between 1995 ...More
    October 25, 2004 Posted in News
  • Mass Vaccination Exercise Clinics Provide Flu Shots To 7,855
    LA JUNTA -- Approximately 7,855 persons in at-risk categories received free flu shots on Oct. 16 as part of the mass vaccination clinic exercise held in nine Southeastern Colorado counties. The event, one of the largest bioterrorism exercises to be held in Colorado, also ...More
    October 25, 2004 Posted in News
  • California Will Distribute 271,740 Additional Flu Shots
    SACRAMENTO -- California has received a shipment of 271,740 additional doses of flu vaccine and will distribute the vaccine to local health departments next week, State Public Health Officer Dr. Richard Joseph Jackson announced today. "Because of the nationwide shortage of ...More
    October 25, 2004 Posted in News
  • Illinois Governor Negotiates to Buy Flu Vaccine From Europe
    CHICAGO – Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-Illinois) today announced that his administration has negotiated a tentative agreement -- subject to approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) -- to immediately ship at least 30,000 doses of flu vaccine from Europe for ...More
    October 25, 2004 Posted in News
  • Kimberly-Clark Professional Provides Cold and Flu Care Packages to Retirement Community
    ROSWELL, Ga. -- The residents of Holiday Retirement Village in Evansville, Ind., sure know how to throw a party.  Their birthday bash to celebrate the invention of toilet paper made headlines across the country. To acknowledge the successful celebration of this vital ...More
    October 25, 2004 Posted in News
  • Nasal Powder Influenza Vaccine Under Development
    Dr. John Quarles and Nancy Arden from the College of Medicine at The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center have worked for the last year and a half with DelSite Biotechnologies, Inc., and colleagues in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M ...More
    October 25, 2004 Posted in News
  • MedImmune Expands Production Plans For FluMist®
    GAITHERSBURG, Md. -- MedImmune, Inc. announced that it is increasing its planned delivery of FluMist (Influenza Virus Vaccine Live, Intranasal) up to a total of three million doses.  Originally the company had completed production of 1.1 million doses.  In ...More
    October 22, 2004 Posted in News