• Scientists Discover Cellular Targets to Thwart Influenza Virus Infection
    The influenza virus, like all viruses, is a hijacker. It quietly slips its way inside cells, steals the machinery inside to make more copies of itself, and then -- having multiplied -- bursts out of the cell to find others to infect. Most drugs currently used to treat ...More
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  • WHO is Notified of Five Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia
    Between Oct. 12 and Oct. 16, 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of five additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including two deaths. Details of ...More
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  • WHO Director-General Visits Mali to Bolster UN Response to the Ebola Outbreak
    Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) visited an Ebola treatment center in Bamako, Mali. She met with President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, Prime Minister Moussa Mara, and other government leaders to discuss Mali’s ongoing Ebola ...More
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  • HHS, APIC and SHEA Honor 2014 Partnership in Prevention Award Recipient
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) have recognized the University of Vermont Medical Center with the 2014 ...More
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  • Outbreak Investigations
    At some point in your Infection Prevention career, you will be faced with investigating an outbreak. Every Infection Preventionist needs to know the basics of an outbreak investigation. This webinar will provide an overview of the steps for investigating an outbreak along ...More
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  • Archaea May Be an Untapped Source of Antibacterial Drugs
    One of the most mysterious forms of life may turn out to be a rich and untapped source of antibacterial drugs. The mysterious life form is Archaea, a family of single-celled organisms that thrive in environments like boiling hydrothermal pools and smoking deep sea vents ...More
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  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Carries Out a Human Trial of Experimental Ebola Vaccine
    Myron M. Levine, MD, DTPH, director of the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Vaccine Development (CVD), and Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today the start of a clinical trial in Baltimore to evaluate different dosage levels of a promising ...More
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  • WHO Declares End of Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo
    On Aug. 24, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) was notified by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Jeera County, Equateur Province. This outbreak, which is unrelated to that affecting West Africa, caused a total of 66 ...More
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  • WHO is Notified of a Plague Outbreak in Madagascar
    On Nov. 4, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) was notified by the Ministry of Health of Madagascar of an outbreak of plague. The first case, a male from Soamahatamana village in the district of Tsiroanomandidy, was identified on Aug. 31, 2014. The patient died ...More
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  • Researchers Survey Hospital Managers on Strategies to Improve Hand Hygiene
    Despite universal recognition of the importance of hand hygiene in reducing the incidence of healthcare associated infections, healthcare workers’ compliance with best practice has been sub-optimal. Senior hospital managers have responsibilities for implementing ...More
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