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  • New Steps Toward a Universal Flu Vaccine
    Researchers at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine have developed a novel influenza vaccine that could represent the next step towards a universal influenza vaccine eliminating the need for seasonal immunizations. They report their findings today in the inaugural issue of ...More
    May 19, 2010 Posted in News
  • Unexpectedly High Rate of Multiple Strains in Fungal Infection
    New research shows that nearly 1 in 5 cases of infection with the potentially deadly fungus Cryptococcus neoformans are caused by not one but multiple strains of the pathogen. Researchers from the Institut Pasteur and the University of Minnesota Medical School report their ...More
    May 19, 2010 Posted in News
  • Progress in the Tuberculosis Drug Development Pipeline
    According to a paper published today in The Lancet, there is unprecedented progress in the development of the global tuberculosis (TB) drug pipeline with 10 drug candidates currently in clinical development. The paper was written by a team of renowned international experts ...More
    May 19, 2010 Posted in News
  • Study Finds Viruses in Untreated Drinking Water
    Do you know what is in your drinking water? A study by a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professor may have you thinking twice the next time you fill up that glass of tap water.Larry McKay, an earth and planetary sciences professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, ...More
    May 19, 2010 Posted in News
  • New Microneedle Antimicrobial Techniques May Foster Medical Tech Innovation
    A team led by researchers from North Carolina State University has developed two new approaches for incorporating antimicrobial properties into microneedles – vanishingly thin needles that hold great promise for use in portable medical devices. Researchers expect the ...More
    May 19, 2010 Posted in News
  • New Research Points to Prevalence of Acinetobacter in the Community
    New research by Sengstock, et al. in the latest issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, a journal of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, points to increased prevalence and resistance of Acinetobacter species in the community; they point to  patients with ...More
    May 19, 2010 Posted in News
  • C. diff Poll Reveals Increased Control Efforts by Hospitals
    Despite additional measures being taken to prevent and control the spread of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) within national healthcare institutions, one-third of infection preventionists surveyed believe their facilities should be doing more to prevent this sometimes ...More
    May 19, 2010 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene, Hand Hygiene
  • New York Health System Demonstrates the Power of Aiming for Zero Infections
    When the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (NSLIJHS) in Great Neck, N.Y., sets its sights on achieving as close to a zero tolerance of infections as possible, it knew it faced an intricate and complex journey, but according to Karen Nelson, RN, vice president of ...More
    May 18, 2010 Posted in Articles
  • Achieving Zero Infections is Our Greatest Challenge
    All around the world prevention and reduction of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) is undergoing a resurgence. Levels of media, public, business and political engagement in HAI prevention and reduction in the developed world are unprecedented. Regardless, achieving ...More
    May 18, 2010 Posted in Articles
  • Clinicians Share Their Thoughts on Getting to Zero
    ICT asked clinicians for their thoughts on zero tolerance of infections:“I think there are two issues with the focus on zero in the era of public reporting. The CDC’s healthcare-acquired infection definitions, particularly the BSI, classify many infections as ...More
    May 18, 2010 Posted in Articles