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  • Staphylococcus aureus Infection Rates on the Rise in U.S. Hospitals
    BALTIMORE -- Findings presented today at the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America annual meeting further demonstrate that there has been a significant increase in Staphylococcus aureus infection rates among patients in U.S. hospitals, resulting in longer ...More
    April 16, 2007 Posted in News
  • FDA Approves Antibiotic Ointment for Impetigo
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Altabax (retapamulin ointment) for topical treatment of impetigo, a skin infection caused by bacteria. Altabax is indicated for use in patients aged nine months or older. Retapamulin is a new molecular entity (NME) not ...More
    April 16, 2007 Posted in News
  • FDA Warns Consumers about Health Risks of Potentially Contaminated Olives
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting consumers to possible serious health risks from eating olives that may be contaminated with a deadly bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. C. botulinum can cause botulism, a potentially fatal illness. The olives are made ...More
    April 16, 2007 Posted in News
  • TSI Incorporated Launches a Newly Redesigned Test Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Line of Products
    SHOREVIEW, Minn. -- TSI Incorporated announces the launch of a newly redesigned line of anemometers and indoor air quality instruments. The new products provide highly accurate, fast, and easy to use instrumentation for serving building service contractors, commissioning ...More
    April 13, 2007 Posted in News
  • Coverall Cleaning Concepts Launches Proprietary Healthcare Cleaning System
    BOCA RATON, Fla. – Coverall Cleaning Concepts, a leading commercial cleaning franchise company, announces a proprietary cleaning system for healthcare facilities that has proven to provide major cleanliness and maintenance benefits in a yearlong test. The system merges ...More
    April 13, 2007 Posted in News
  • Infectious Disease Doctors Need New Drugs to Treat Gonorrhea
    Warning of a looming public health crisis, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is calling for new antibiotics to treat gonorrhea, a common drug-resistant "superbug" that has become increasingly difficult to treat. IDSA's plea came in response to an ...More
    April 13, 2007 Posted in News
  • Gene That Governs Toxin Production in Deadly Mold Found
    For the growing number of people with diminished immune systems - cancer patients, transplant recipients, those with HIV/AIDS - infection by a ubiquitous mold known as Aspergillus fumigatus can be a death sentence. The fungus, which is found in the soil, on plant debris and ...More
    April 13, 2007 Posted in News
  • Raven Labs Introduces ProChem EXT
    Raven Labs, a leading supplier of biological and chemical indicators, announces the release of ProChem EXT, an extended timing steam Class 5 Chemical Integrating Indicator. ProChem EXT changes from its green color to black upon exposure to adequate sterilization conditions ...More
    April 13, 2007 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Bacteria Control How Infectious They Become, Study Finds
    The results of a new study suggest that bacteria that cause diseases like bubonic plague and serious gastric illness can turn the genes that make them infectious on or off. Knowing how disease-causing bacteria, like Yersinia pestis and E. coli, do this may one day help ...More
    April 13, 2007 Posted in News
  • Physicists Unite to Develop Anthrax Detection Method
    Texas A&M University and PrincetonUniversity physicists have joined forces to perfect a powerful new weapon in the war on terrorism – a laser technique to identify deadly anthrax spores. Their results are published in the latest issue of the journal Science. “Our report ...More
    April 12, 2007 Posted in News