• Nevada ICPs Designated as “Heroes” by APIC
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Theresa Lampkins, RN, CIC and Linda Feola, RN, BSN, MS, CIC, infection prevention and control practitioners (ICPs) at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals in Henderson, Nev., are among the 2006 “Heroes of Infection Prevention” named by the Association for ...More
    March 27, 2006 Posted in News
  • It’s Time for Britain to Adopt Universal Hepatitis B Immunization, Doctors Say
    It’s time for Britain to adopt universal hepatitis B immunization, say senior doctors in an editorial published online by the British Medical Journal. The United Kingdom is one of the few developed countries that have not implemented universal immunization. Instead, it ...More
    March 27, 2006 Posted in News
  • Purdue Project Could Help Pets Serve as Disease Watchdogs
    By Maggie Morris A national surveillance network that uses the medical records of companion animals could help prepare for a wide variety of emerging disease threats to humans and animals, including avian influenza, according to veterinary scientists at Purdue University's ...More
    March 27, 2006 Posted in News
  • AIDS, TB, Malaria and Bird Flu Spread Unchecked in Burma
    Government policies in Burma that restrict public health and humanitarian aid have created an environment where AIDS, drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria and bird flu (H5N1) are spreading unchecked, according to a report by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School ...More
    March 27, 2006 Posted in News
  • AORN Elects Paula R. Graling as its 2006 President
    DENVER -- The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) named Paula R. Graling association president at its 53rd Annual Congress in Washington, D.C. In addition to her presidency for AORN, a 40,000-member organization, Graling is a clinical nurse specialist at ...More
    March 24, 2006 Posted in News
  • Defective Immune System Response to Smallpox Vaccine Detailed in New Study
    Scientists supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have identified a defect in the immune response of people with the skin condition atopic dermatitis that puts them at risk of ...More
    March 24, 2006 Posted in News
  • FDA Prohibits Use of Antiviral Drugs in Poultry to Help Keep Drugs Effective for Humans
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a proposed final rule to prohibit the extralabel use in poultry of two classes of approved human antiviral drugs in treating influenza. FDA is taking this measure to help preserve the effectiveness of these drugs for ...More
    March 24, 2006 Posted in News
  • Novel Vaccine Approach Stimulates Protective Immunity Against Listeria
    When bacterial pathogens attack the surface of a cell, vaccine-induced antibodies can mount a formidable defense and fend off the bad bugs. The trouble comes when antibodies cannot recognize the pathogen because the bacteria have infected the cell and are hidden, growing ...More
    March 24, 2006 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • HIV Reveals Another Secret to Its Success
    In HIV infection, a protein produced by infected cells penetrates immune B cells, preventing them from producing antibodies that could do the virus real harm. That finding by WeillCornellMedicalCollege researchers could alter the way experts view HIV, helping to explain how ...More
    March 24, 2006 Posted in News
  • New International Standards for Tuberculosis Care Published on ATS and WHO Web Sites
    Led by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the World Health Organization (WHO), a consortium of international health agencies has published on the Web the first International Standards for Tuberculosis Care (ISTC). “The purpose of the ISTC,” said Philip C. Hopewell, MD, ...More
    March 24, 2006 Posted in News