• Antimicrobial from Soaps Promotes Bacteria Build-up in Human Noses
    An antimicrobial agent found in common household soaps, shampoos and toothpastes may be finding its way inside human noses where it promotes the colonization of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria and could predispose some people to infection. Researchers at the University of ...More
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  • Providing Healthcare to Ebola Patients
    Two patients were released on the morning of April 3, 2014 from the Ebola isolation ward at Donka national teaching hospital, having spent seven days in the isolation ward after testing positive for Ebola virus. Having been free of symptoms for three days and testing ...More
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  • Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in West Africa: 151 Cases, 95 Deaths
    As of April 7, 2014, a cumulative total of 151 clinically compatible cases, including 95 deaths had officially been reported from Guinea. Laboratory investigations continue at the Institut Pasteur (IP) Dakar laboratory in Conakry (65 samples tested, of which 34 are positive ...More
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  • AAMI Releases New TIR for Manufacturers of Terminally Sterilized Healthcare Products
    The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) has released AAMI TIR52:2014, Environmental Monitoring For Terminally Sterilized Healthcare Products. This Technical Information Report assists in establishing an environmental monitoring program that is ...More
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  • Sterigenics Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Nordion
    Nordion Inc. announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Sterigenics, a global leader in sterilization services and a portfolio company of GTCR LLC, a leading private equity firm based in Chicago. Upon closing of this transaction, Nordion ...More
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  • Antibiotic Resistance Enzyme Caught in the Act
    Resistance to an entire class of antibiotics – aminoglycosides -- has the potential to spread to many types of bacteria, according to new biochemistry research. A mobile gene called NpmA was discovered in E. coli bacteria isolated from a Japanese patient several years ...More
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  • Chikungunya Poised to Invade the Americas
    A team of French and Brazilian researchers warns that chikungunya virus is poised to invade, and become epidemic in the Americas according to research published ahead of print in the Journal of Virology. ...More
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  • Lassa Fever Reported in U.S. Traveler Returning from West Africa
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) have confirmed a diagnosis of Lassa fever in a person returning to the United States from West Africa. The patient was admitted to a hospital in Minnesota on March 31 with ...More
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  • April 7 is World Health Day 2014: Preventing Vectorborne Diseases
    More than half the world’s population is at risk from diseases such as malaria, dengue, leishmaniasis, Lyme disease, schistosomiasis, and yellow fever, carried by mosquitoes, flies, ticks, water snails and other vectors. Every year, more than 1 billion people are ...More
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