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  • Getinge/Castle announces new corporate sales team
    Getinge/Castle, Inc., a worldwide supplier of disinfection, sterilization and surgical equipment has announced a new Corporate Sales Team. Carlton B. Colclough has been named Vice President, Corporate Sales and will lead the new team. Colclough takes over an established ...More
    November 21, 2000 Posted in News
  • Scientists report advance in tackling common viral respiratory disease
    Respiratory infections strike millions of people each year and collectively cause more deaths than any single infectious disease. For the first time, scientists have determined the structure of a key protein from a paramyxovirus, a leading cause of respiratory disease in ...More
    November 20, 2000 Posted in News
  • FDA approves AIDS combination pill
    WASHINGTON (AP) - In the latest effort to trim the number of pills HIV-infected patients swallow, the government on Wednesday approved Glaxo Wellcome's Trizivir - a combination of the company's older AIDS drugs AZT, 3TC and abacavir. Glaxo already sold AZT-3TC combination ...More
    November 20, 2000 Posted in News
  • E.Coli O157:H7 outbreak associated with fresh cheese curds
    American Medical Association A recent report in the October 13 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) indicates that a June 1998 outbreak was due to fresh cheese curds in a dairy plant. On June 15, 1998, the Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department ...More
    November 20, 2000 Posted in News
  • Legionnaires' Disease infects 33
    Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain - Investigators were scouring ventilation and water systems for the source of bacteria that has infected at least 33 people with Legionnaires' disease, health officials said Thursday. At least four of the victims, who had already suffered ...More
    November 17, 2000 Posted in News
  • Meningitis - killer gene discovered
    The Times (London) Scientists have discovered the genes that transform harmless meningitis bacteria into potential killers. The breakthrough, by researchers at Oxford, may help the development of a vaccine against the meningitis B strain of the disease, responsible for 60 ...More
    November 17, 2000 Posted in News
  • Study verifies importance of vinyl upholstery for infection control
    CLEVELAND --- A recent study that shows the bacteria-resistant benefits of vinyl upholstery in healthcare facilities comes as no surprise to members of the Chemical Fabrics & Film Association (CFFA) Decorative Products Division. Manufacturers of vinyl upholstery fabric ...More
    November 16, 2000 Posted in News
  • Uganda warns Kenya Ebola may have crossed border
    KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's health ministry warned Kenyan authorities Tuesday that seven Kenyan nationals may have come into contact with the deadly Ebola virus. Ugandan health ministry spokesman Paul Kagwa told Reuters his department had spoken with its counterpart across ...More
    November 16, 2000 Posted in News
  • Laser device lets researchers see how bacteria spread between cells
    Johns Hopkins University Using a laser device that allows them to view microscopic movement, biomedical engineering researchers at the Johns Hopkins University have produced startling new findings about how deadly bacteria spread infection between neighboring cells. Writing ...More
    November 15, 2000 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Flu Vaccine delay puts some at risk
    FoxNews Dr. Raymond Scalletar has watched with frustration in recent weeks as healthy, young people receive their flu shots, while frail, elderly patients go without. "The problem is there is obviously a maldistribution of the vaccine going to supermarkets and employers ...More
    November 15, 2000 Posted in News