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  • Animals Linked to Human Chlamydia Pneumoniae
    Animals have been found to have infected humans sometime in the past with the common respiratory disease Chlamydia pneumoniae, according to Queensland University of Technology infectious disease expert professor Peter Timms.Unlike the sexually-transmitted form of Chlamydia, ...More
    February 22, 2010 Posted in News
  • Review Casts Doubt on Screening Air Passengers for TB Infection
    The World Health Organization (WHO)’s international guidelines for the control of tuberculosis in relation to air travel require (after a risk assessment) the tracing of passengers who sat for longer than eight hours in rows adjacent to people with pulmonary ...More
    February 22, 2010 Posted in News
  • Medical Center Cited for Violation of Safety Standards in H1N1 Prevention
    The Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA) is reporting that on Jan. 29, 2010, Sacred Heart Medical Center was cited and fined $8,000 for failing to adhere to state and national H1N1 influenza safety standards. The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) Division ...More
    February 19, 2010 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Many Would Delay Taking Recommended Antibiotics after Anthrax Attack, Poll Finds
    In a national poll aimed at helping with planning efforts for a public health response to a possible bioterrorism attack, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have found that, in response to a fictional scenario describing a significant anthrax attack ...More
    February 19, 2010 Posted in News
  • FDA Issues Update on Salmonella Montevideo Outbreak Investigation
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, continues to work closely with the Rhode Island Department of Health and other states ...More
    February 18, 2010 Posted in News
  • Potentially Deadly Infection May be Linked to Frequent Cow Exposure
    A common bacteria found in many healthy adult females that can cause life-threatening infections when passed to newborns could be introduced to some women through frequent contact with cows, according to a research team led by a Michigan State University pediatrician. The ...More
    February 18, 2010 Posted in News
  • CDC to Monitor Reactions and Errors Associated with Blood Transfusions
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched the first national surveillance system to monitor adverse events in patients who receive blood transfusions. The CDC is encouraging healthcare facilities across the country to enroll in this new surveillance ...More
    February 18, 2010 Posted in News
  • Casting Call for New Online Forum Moderators
    Are you a social media maven? Do you enjoy facilitating conversations with your colleagues online? Then I might have just the perfect volunteer opportunity for you! On the heels of the most successful virtual conference to date, ICT will be launching an online forum ...More
    February 18, 2010 Posted in Blogs
  • Scientists Discover How Protein Trips Up Bacteria
    If bad bacteria lurk in your system, chances are they will bump into the immune system’s protective cells whose job is gobbling germs. The catch is that these do-gooders, known as macrophages, ingest and destroy only those infectious invaders that they can securely ...More
    February 17, 2010 Posted in News
  • Protein Found to be Key in Protecting the Gut from Infection
    A signaling protein that is key in orchestrating the body’s overall immune response has an important localized role in fighting bacterial infection and inflammation in the intestinal tract, according to a study by UC San Diego School of Medicine investigators, ...More
    February 17, 2010 Posted in News