This site is part of the Global Exhibitions Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.


  • Standard to Protect Against Infectious Airborne Diseases is First in the Nation
    The nation’s first standard to safeguard workers from the spread of airborne diseases has been approved by California’s Office of Administrative Law and filed with the Secretary of State. With full support from labor and management stakeholders, on May 21 the ...More
    July 8, 2009 Posted in News
  • NSAIDs Can Reduce Common Cold Symptoms
    The common cold is the most pervasive recurring illness on earth. For years, people have turned to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, to relieve pain, fever and other symptoms related to the miserable feelings brought on by the common cold. NSAIDs include ...More
    July 8, 2009 Posted in News
  • Garlic Might Fight Vampires Better Than It Fights Colds
    With the recall of the cold remedy Zicam nasal spray for possibly causing some people to lose their sense of smell and the prior failures of vitamin C and echinacea to prove effective in trials, viruses seem to be winning the war on colds. Adding to the long line of mixed ...More
    July 8, 2009 Posted in News
  • Reduced-Dose Schedule for Pneumococcal Vaccine in Infants Shows Effectiveness
    Infants who received two or three primary doses of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-7) both had a decreased rate of carrying pneumococcal microorganisms that can cause pneumonia and other infections, compared to infants who were not vaccinated, according to ...More
    July 7, 2009 Posted in News
  • Teaching Hand Hygiene at Psych Hospitals
    An ICT reader from Pennsylvania has the following question for other infection preventionists at psychiatric hospitals: “Does anyone have any strategies to convince the staff about the importance of teaching patients hand hygiene? I have limited time on the floor with ...More
    July 7, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Researchers Advancing Vaccine Against Valley Fever
    Medical mycologists at the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (STCEID) and the Department of Biology at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) have significantly advanced the fight against San Joaquin Valley Fever, a respiratory infection of humans, ...More
    July 7, 2009 Posted in News
  • Health Departments Get Mixed Marks for Communicating About Flu
    State and local health departments get mixed marks for efforts to convey information about the H1N1 virus to the public using their Web sites immediately after U.S. officials declared a public health emergency in April, according to a new RAND Corporation study.While 46 of ...More
    July 7, 2009 Posted in News
  • Influenza Monitoring by the U.S. Military
    The recent global swine flu outbreak has underscored the critical need for good surveillance and rapid access to epidemiological data. The U.S. military, starting with early monitoring efforts in the 1970s, has developed a broad-based influenza monitoring system. In an ...More
    July 7, 2009 Posted in News
  • Finding the Constant in Bacterial Communication
    The Rosetta Stone of bacterial communication may have been found. Although they have no sensory organs, bacteria can get a good idea about what's going on in their neighborhood and communicate with each other, mainly by secreting and taking in chemicals from their ...More
    July 7, 2009 Posted in News
  • International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections Slated for March 2010
    The fifth decennial International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections will be held March 18-22, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The meeting, co-organized by SHEA, the CDC, APIC and IDSA, will set the agenda for healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention ...More
    July 6, 2009 Posted in News