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  • PDI Champions the Fight Against HAIs with Toolkit
    Continuing in its mission to prevent hospital acquired infections (HAIs), Professional Disposables International, Inc. (PDI), will fund and collaborate with leaders from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and Safe Care Campaign, ...More
    June 1, 2009 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene, Hand Hygiene
  • Selenium Could be Key to Developing New Antibiotics
    A mineral found at health food stores could be the key to developing a new line of antibiotics for bacteria that commonly cause diarrhea, tooth decay and, in some severe cases, death.The trace mineral selenium is found in a number of proteins in both bacterial cells and ...More
    June 1, 2009 Posted in News
  • VA Officials to Face Congressional Hearing Over Infection Control Practices is reporting that on June 16, officials from the Department of Veteran Affairs will face the U.S. House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs oversight and investigations subcommittee regarding substandard infection control practices that may have exposed ...More
    June 1, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Contact Lens Solution-Related Fungal Infection Cases Settled Out of Court
    The Boston Globe, citing an Associated Press report, is reporting today that Bausch & Lomb has settled almost 600 lawsuits relating to claimants’ exposure to a potentially blinding fungal infection while using contaminated lens cleaner solution ReNu with ...More
    June 1, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Study Finds Unexpected Bacterial Diversity on Human Skin
    The health of our skin — one of the body’s first lines of defense against illness and injury — depends upon the delicate balance between our own cells and the millions of bacteria and other one-celled microbes that live on its surface. To better understand ...More
    May 29, 2009 Posted in News
  • Quicker, Cheaper SARS Virus Detector
    Members of a USC-led research team say they've made a big improvement in a new breed of electronic detectors for viruses and other biological materials — one that may be a valuable addition to the battle against epidemics. It consists of a piece of synthetic antibody ...More
    May 29, 2009 Posted in News
  • FDA Ignores Critical Information on Home HIV Tests
    The FDA is ignoring critical information in deciding whether to approve an over-the-counter, rapid HIV test for home use, according to a recent article in the journal Medical Decision Making (MDM). As the price of the HIV test rises, some lower-income individuals who are at ...More
    May 29, 2009 Posted in News
  • Infectious Prion Strains Identified by Accelerated Method
    Current tests to identify specific strains of infectious prions, which cause a range of transmissible diseases (such as mad cow) in animals and humans, can take anywhere from six months to a year to yield results – a time-lag that may put human populations at risk. ...More
    May 28, 2009 Posted in News
  • Who's Who in Infection Prevention 2009
    We present our annual list of exceptional individuals working in infection prevention and control, as nominated by Infection Control Today magazine readers. Congratulations to these dedicated professionals who are working hard to advance the infection prevention agenda. ...More
    May 28, 2009 Posted in Articles
  • H1N1 Draws Renewed Attention to Health Policy Issues
    The global spread of a unique strain of swine-origin H1N1 influenza (SO-IV) is almost a certainty. The lethality of the SO-IV and the impact of a pandemic on an already fragile world economy has yet to be determined. However, in the early days of this pandemic we have much ...More
    May 28, 2009 Posted in Articles