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  • Researchers Rapidly Detect Rotavirus Strains
    By Kat GilmoreUsing nanotechnology and a patented signal enhancing technique developed at the University of Georgia, UGA researchers have discovered a rapid, sensitive and cost-effective method to detect and identify a number of rotavirus strains and genotypes in less than ...More
    May 14, 2010 Posted in News
  • Med Students' Needle-Handling Error Exposes Patients to Potential Infection
    The Associated Press is reporting that a group of medical students at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque did not properly change out needles on medical devices used to test blood glucose levels, thus putting as many as 50 patients at risk for ...More
    May 14, 2010 Posted in News
  • Sentara Remains Successful at Preventing Infections
    Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center announces that it has posted another year with not a single case of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).  That makes six consecutive years without this healthcare-acquired infection that can lead to increased mortality and ...More
    May 14, 2010 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • AAMI Updates Sterilization Standards Collections
    The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) has released two major editions of its sterilization collections that contain important new and updated standards and guidance documents.A new 2010 edition of Sterilization, Part 1: Sterilization in ...More
    May 12, 2010 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Response to Vaccines Could Depend on Your Sex
    Biological differences between the sexes could be a significant predictor of responses to vaccines, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. They examined published data from numerous adult and child vaccine trials and found that sex ...More
    May 12, 2010 Posted in News
  • CDC is Updating Influenza Guidance Document
    The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) is updating its document, “Interim Guidance on Infection Control Measures for 2009 H1N1 Influenza in Healthcare Settings, Including Protection of Healthcare Personnel,” with new information that has become ...More
    May 12, 2010 Posted in News
  • Texas Children's Hospital Vaccine Experts Present Studies
    Advances in vaccine delivery and efficacy were discussed at the 44th National Immunization Conference sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A research study by each of the four directors from the Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research at ...More
    May 12, 2010 Posted in News
  • Study Finds Rotavirus Vaccine Greatly Reduces Hospitalizations for Acute Gastroenteritis in Children
    Vaccinating infants against rotavirus, a leading cause of severe diarrhea and dehydration among babies and young children, was associated with a dramatic decline in U.S. hospitalization rates for acute gastroenteritis. The findings appear in a study, now available online, ...More
    May 12, 2010 Posted in News
  • Officials Confirm Link Between Bagged Lettuce and E. coli O145 Illness Outbreak
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its state health partners have confirmed that the strain of E. coli O145 detected by the New York State Public Health Laboratory, Wadsworth Center, in Albany, in an ...More
    May 11, 2010 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover Metabolic Vulnerability in TB and Potential Drug Target
    Tuberculosis (TB) has been present in humans since ancient times. The origins of the disease date back to the first domestication of cattle, and skeletal remains show prehistoric humans (4,000 B.C.) had TB. Although relatively rare in the United States, it is the single ...More
    May 11, 2010 Posted in News