• Loyola Honored for Study on Infection Prevention Initiative
    Jorge Parada, MD, hospital epidemiologist and medical director of the Infection Prevention and Control Program at Loyola University Health System, will receive the Implementation Science Award at the annual meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control ...More
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  • APIC Issues Statement in Support of National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
    The White House released a comprehensive plan that identifies critical actions to be taken by key federal departments and agencies to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria outlines steps for ...More
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  • ASTHO Releases Stewardship Report
    A recent report by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) describes current state efforts and state health agency resources to develop or enhance stewardship policies and activities as they work toward an overall strategy for combating antibiotic ...More
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  • White House Releases National Action Plan to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
    Today, the White House released a comprehensive plan that identifies critical actions to be taken by key federal departments and agencies to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria outlines ...More
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  • HIV Can Spread Early, Evolve in Patients' Brains
    The AIDS virus can genetically evolve and independently replicate in patients' brains early in the illness process, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have discovered. An analysis of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF), a window into brain chemical activity, ...More
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  • C. difficile Doubles Hospital Readmission Rates, Lengths of Stay
    Patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) are twice as likely to be readmitted to the hospital as patients without the deadly diarrheal infection, according to a study published in the April issue of the American Journal of Infection Control. Researchers from the ...More
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  • NIH Study Finds No Evidence of Accelerated Ebola Virus Evolution in West Africa
    The Ebola virus circulating in humans in West Africa is undergoing relatively few mutations, none of which suggest that it is becoming more severe or transmissible, according to a National Institutes of Health study in Science. The study compares virus sequencing data from ...More
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  • Ebola Whole Virus Vaccine Shown Effective, Safe in Primates
    An Ebola whole virus vaccine, constructed using a novel experimental platform, has been shown to effectively protect monkeys exposed to the often fatal virus. The vaccine, described March 26, 2015 in the journal Science, was developed by a group led by Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a ...More
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  • 15 Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia are Reported to WHO
    Between March 11, 2015 and March 22, 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of 15 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including three deaths. Details ...More
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