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  • LaMonica Clams Possibly Contaminated
    CAPE MAY, NJ-Officials from Cape May Foods are asking people to check their pantries; cans of LaMonica brand of chopped clams may be contaminated with the potentially fatal Clostridium botulinum--botulism. The company was contacted after consumers called to report swollen ...More
    January 14, 2002 Posted in News
  • Antibody Shows Positive Results in Hep C Trial
    REHOVOT, Israel-Officials from XTL Biopharmaceuticals are reporting positive results of the first monoclonal antibody to treat hepatitis C (HCV). XTL-002, the company's monoclonal antibody, has been tested in Phase 1a studies and has reportedly reduced HCV and RNA levels in ...More
    January 14, 2002 Posted in News
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma Infected San Francisco Before AIDS
    SAN FRANCISCO-Researchers from the University of California have discovered Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) had potentially infected 25% of the gay male population in San Francisco in 1978-several years before the AIDS epidemic began. It was previously thought the rare form of skin ...More
    January 11, 2002 Posted in News
  • Report: Colonscopies Best Method of Colorectal Cancer Screening
    NEW YORK-A new report from a team of researchers at the Veterans Health Services Research and Development in Ann Arbor, Mich, suggests colonoscopies performed at ages 50 and 60 are the most efficacious screening method for colorectal cancer. Sandeep Vijan, MD, headed ...More
    January 10, 2002 Posted in News
  • Eli Lilly, Vertex Pair to Fight Hepatitis
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass-In 1997, officials from pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly decided to take a chance on a new biotechnology company, Vertex, by investing some $10 million. Five years later, the two companies have come together to announce Phase I clinical trial expectations of a ...More
    January 9, 2002 Posted in News
  • AORN, Kimberly-Clark Host 6th Annual Infectious Disease Conference
    ROSWELL, Ga-Healthcare workers from the US, and Korea joined together at Kimberly-Clark's corporate facility in Roswell, Ga, to discuss the latest in infectious diseases December 3-5. "The knowledge that perioperative healthcare providers have with regard to expeditious ...More
    January 9, 2002 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Japanese Agriculture Officials Resign: Criticized for Mad Cow Outbreak
    TOKYO-Two top agriculture officials in Japan have resigned after being publicly blamed for the island nation's recent brush with bovine spongiform encephelopathy (BSE)-also known as Mad Cow disease. Hideaki Kumazawa, vice minister of agriculture, forestry, and fisheries, ...More
    January 7, 2002 Posted in News
  • Measle Vaccination Campaign Fans Afghanistan
    KABUL, Afghanistan-While hard to believe, there is a killer in Afghanistan more elusive than the greatly hunted Osama bin Laden. The virus responsible for causing measles is a cunning killer in a country where vaccinations are a luxury. Officials at the UN Children's Fund ...More
    January 7, 2002 Posted in News
  • Infection Control Today - 01/2002: Healthcare Workers Exposed
    Healthcare Workers Exposed: Chemicals Necessary, Dangerous By Kelli M. Donley Chemicals are omnipresent in American society. From crop dusters ensuring the next season's fruits and vegetables, antifreeze protecting engines from the chilly winter, and caffeine coursing ...More
    January 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Hand Hygiene, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Infection Control Today - 01/2002: Instrumental Knowledge
    Scoping Out Repairs An Industry Insider Answers Endoscope Maintenance Questions Brian Newton, president of The Scope Exchange, an endoscopy repair company based in Greensboro, NC, explains the latest information for keeping delicate equipment functioning effectively. Q: How ...More
    January 1, 2002 Posted in Articles