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  • Study: Resistance Builds to Cipro
    BOSTON-A new report in The New England Journal of Medicine suggests microbial resistance is already building against the powerful antibiotic Cipro. Research at two Taiwan hospitals examined patients who were infected with Salmonella after eating tainted pork. They were ...More
    February 8, 2002 Posted in News
  • ICT Business News
    GAITHERSBURG, Md-US Army officials have agreed to test pharmaceuticals created y Antex Biologics Inc. The company's antibiotic compound will be used in military bioterrorism research. The antibiotic was created to treat skin and soft tissue infections caused by resistant ...More
    February 8, 2002 Posted in News
  • Drug May Fight Fat
    SYDNEY-In an attempt to cure diabetes, an Australian researcher has developed a drug that may fight fat. Frank NG of Melbourne's Monash University reports the drug has completed two human trials and is fairing well. No serious side effects have been reported. The drug, ...More
    February 7, 2002 Posted in News
  • Italy Reports First vCJD Case
    ROME-Health officials in Italy are trying to prevent the country from panicking after their first reported case of human Mad Cow disease-variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). While details about the patient were not released, it has been reported she is a student and ...More
    February 7, 2002 Posted in News
  • Avian Flu Returns to Hong Kong
    HONG KONG-Thousands of chickens have been killed by Hong Kong health officials in an attempt to prevent a bird flu virus from mutating into a potentially lethal human disease. Markets were evacuated as health workers rounded up chickens to be slaughtered. This is the third ...More
    February 7, 2002 Posted in News
  • Depression, Anxiety Linked to Strokes
    WALES, United Kingdom-Researchers in Caerphilly, Wales have reported an trend in fatal strokes in those men who suffer from depression and anxiety. The team of researchers from the University of Bristol observed a group of men for 14 years. They noted those who reported ...More
    February 4, 2002 Posted in News
  • Dengue Fever Infects Cuba
    HAVANA, Cuba-President Fidel Castro discussed a recent outbreak of dengue fever in Cuba this week during a televised speech. Castro reported two deaths and more than 1,600 infections since November of the mosquito-borne illness. Dengue fever is fatal in 5% of infections, ...More
    February 4, 2002 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Infection Control Today - 02/2002: Microbe of the Month
    Microbe of the Month By Roger P. Freeman, DDS NP, AOM, CAP, URI, HAP, IPD, APD, VAP...whoa! Sounds like a serious outbreak of polyacronymuria. How 'bout I let you arrange the alphabet, while I do my most excellent colonizing, infecting, resisting thing! In many of the ...More
    February 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • February References
    February References "Reprocessing Update," by Kelly M. Pyrek, page 28. 1. US General Accounting Office, Report to Congressional Requesters. Single-use medical devices: Little available evidence of harm from reuse but oversight warranted. June 2000. ...More
    February 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 02/2002: The NYC Healthcare Heroes
    The NYC Healthcare Heroes By Mary Olivera, BA, MS Most of us have memories of a historic event and can describe exactly where we were and what we were doing when it happened. One event most of us will have forever in our memory is where we were when we first heard of the ...More
    February 1, 2002 Posted in Articles