• Legislature Passes Joint Resolution to Finance and Construct New State Laboratory to Detect and Identify Emerging Infections, Terrorism-Related Threat
    TRENTON -- The New Jersey Legislature has passed a joint resolution authorizing the financing and construction by the New Jersey Building Authority of a new $139 million Public Health, Environmental, and Agricultural Laboratory for use by the New Jersey Department of Health ...More
    November 17, 2004 Posted in News
  • Computer Models to Simulate Hypothetical Outbreak of Avian Flu
    A group of scientists who are developing computer models to combat infectious diseases have focused their attention on the H5N1 strain of the bird influenza virus. By simulating the outbreak of this potentially deadly avian flu in a hypothetical human community, the ...More
    November 17, 2004 Posted in News
  • Ground-Level Ozone Linked to Increased Mortality
    Changes in ground-level ozone were significantly associated with an increase in deaths in many U.S. cities, according to a nationwide study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Yale University School of Forestry and ...More
    November 17, 2004 Posted in News
  • NIAID Launches Influenza Genome Sequencing Project
    The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced a joint influenza genome sequencing project with several scientific partners. The project will help researchers understand how flu viruses evolve, ...More
    November 17, 2004 Posted in News
  • Infection Puts Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants at Risk For Developmental Delays
    Extremely low birth weight infants -- the tiniest category of premature infants -- are much more likely to experience developmental impairments if they acquire an infection during the newborn period, according to a study by the Neonatal Research Network of the National ...More
    November 17, 2004 Posted in News
  • Health Protection Agency Welcomes New White Paper on Public Health
    Professor Pat Troop, chief executive of the Health Protection Agency, welcomed the publication of the government's Public Health White Paper. “The White Paper puts public health firmly on the map,” said Troop. “It highlights the major public health challenges facing the ...More
    November 17, 2004 Posted in News
  • Cardinal Health Introduces Central Supply Chain Registry
    DUBLIN, Ohio  – Cardinal Health, Inc., a provider of products and services supporting the healthcare industry, announced the introduction of SupplyCentral™, a healthcare product synchronization database. The SupplyCentral database is a central registry of medical ...More
    November 17, 2004 Posted in News
  • CMS to Allow Alcohol Handrub Dispensers in Hospital Corridors
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hospitals striving to increase handwashing compliance among their healthcare workers will soon receive good news from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). A CMS regulation prohibiting the placement of alcohol-based hand sanitizers in ...More
    November 17, 2004 Posted in News
  • APIC Elects New Leadership
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announces the election of its 2005 board of directors. Serving APIC in this capacity are: ·       Incoming APIC President: Sue Sebazco, RN, BS, ...More
    November 17, 2004 Posted in News
  • Prevalence of Human Papillomavirus Infection Differs for Men and Women
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The age-specific prevalence of sexually transmitted human papillomavirus infection in women differs substantially from that in men who have sex with men, according to a new study published in the Dec. 15, 2004 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, ...More
    November 16, 2004 Posted in News