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  • Flu Expert Urging Cautious Optimism
    The Associated Press is reporting that Dr. Richard Besser, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is urging caution when declaring whether or not the H1N1 influenza outbreak is leveling off around the globe. To read more, CLICK HERE.  ...More
    May 4, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Dilution of Microbes
    I feel compelled to say something positive today. In search of a thought upon which to focus that positivity, I came up with “Prevention of infection through the dilution of microbes.”  I remember learning about the management of tuberculosis back in the ...More
    May 4, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • The Lesson of SARS
    By Betsy McCaughey, PhDIn Long Island, New York, hospitals are coping with a 50 percent increase in emergency room walk-ins. In California, hospitals are setting up tents in parking lots to handle the surge. Yet the hospital may be the most dangerous place to go. When ...More
    May 1, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Hand Hygiene Monograph Released by The Joint Commission
    To help healthcare organizations target their efforts in measuring hand hygiene performance, The Joint Commission is releasing “Measuring Hand Hygiene Adherence: Overcoming the Challenges.”           The ...More
    May 1, 2009 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Hype and Hysteria
    I wanted to tell you about a terrific blog from The Los Angeles Times, “Hyping Swine Flu Isn't Really Healthy,” in which blogger James Rainey captures the sentiment that most of us are feeling right now – let’s not blow this flu stuff out of ...More
    May 1, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Hand Hygiene as Flu Protective Measure
    As H1N1 influenza A (swine flu) spreads, keeping hands clean is one of the most important ways to prevent  infection and illness. "Frequent handwashing is probably the single most effective and simplest intervention you can do to protect yourself and your family," ...More
    May 1, 2009 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • New Technology Promising Against Resistant Staph Infections
    Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of YeshivaUniversity have combined their revolutionary new drug-delivery system with a powerful antimicrobial agent to treat potentially deadly drug-resistant staph infections in a mouse model. The study is published this ...More
    April 30, 2009 Posted in News
  • Researchers Design Method to Induce Immunity to Certain STDs
    Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common bacterial agent of sexually transmitted disease, accounting for more than a million reported infections in the United States each year. Researchers at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA and the David Geffen School of ...More
    April 30, 2009 Posted in News
  • Swine Flu: Top 20 Answers You Need to Know
    With more outbreaks of the new strain of swine flu come outbreaks of misinformation and rumor. Below are 20 questions answered by infectious disease expert Charles Ericsson, MD, professor of internal medicine and director of travel medicine at the University of Texas ...More
    April 30, 2009 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Infection Preventionists Urge Public to Stay Calm, Heed Advice About Swine Flu
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) today encouraged the public to remain calm, listen to public health authorities and follow common sense health precautions during the swine influenza A (H1N1) virus outbreak.“This is the ...More
    April 30, 2009 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene