• Possible Treatment for Norovirus is Identified
    Antibiotics aren’t supposed to be effective against viruses. But new evidence in mice suggests antibiotics may help fight norovirus, a highly contagious gastrointestinal virus, report scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers ...More
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  • New Model Predicts Ebola Epidemic in Liberia Could End by June
    The Ebola epidemic in Liberia could likely be eliminated by June if the current high rate of hospitalization and vigilance can be maintained, according to a new model developed by ecologists at the University of Georgia and Pennsylvania State University. ...More
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  • Influenza and Sepsis: Mayo Expert Describes Warning Signs
    Sepsis can be a dangerous complication of almost any type of infection, including influenza, pneumonia and food poisoning; urinary tract infections; bloodstream infections from wounds; and abdominal infections. Steve Peters, MD, a pulmonary and critical care physician at ...More
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  • Joint Commission Launches Infection Prevention and HAI Portal
    The Joint Commission is merging its two online infection prevention resources into one convenient, expanded tool: the Infection Prevention and Healthcare Acquired Infection (HAI) Portal. Previously, the Joint Commission offered both the Infection Control Page and the HAI ...More
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  • Cold Plasma Treatment May Reduce Risk of Norovirus Transmission
    Treating surfaces with cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAPP) may reduce the risk of transmitting norovirus, a contagious virus leading to stomach pain, nausea and diarrhea, according to a new study. The work, published this week in mBio®, the online open-access ...More
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  • Hybrid Super Mosquito is Resistant to Insecticide-Treated Bed Nets
    Interbreeding of two malaria mosquito species in the West African country of Mali has resulted in a "super mosquito" hybrid that is resistant to insecticide-treated bed nets. "It's 'super' with respect to its ability to survive exposure to the insecticides on treated bed ...More
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  • Public Health Progress Five Years After the Haiti Earthquake
    Five years after the devastating earthquake in 2010 left millions in need of urgent medical care, Haiti has made significant progress toward rebuilding the national public health system. Working with the Haitian government, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...More
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  • Fast Sorting of CD4+ T Cells Using Glass Microbubbles Speeds Enumeration
    Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease represents a global health problem concern in the world especially in many areas of Africa. According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), there were 24.7 million people living with HIV in sub-Saharan ...More
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  • New Strains of Parasites are Identified
    About 600 million people around the world live with whipworms. Most are children in the developing world, whose physical and mental development is stunted by these gastrointestinal parasites. The whipworms affect their ability to learn and therefore have a long-term impact ...More
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  • Joint Communication Addresses Challenge of Humidity Levels and Medical Equipment in the OR
    With more healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) lowering the relative humidity levels in operating rooms (ORs), there are concerns about the impact on sterile supplies and electro-medical equipment. A multisociety communication, organized by the Association for the ...More
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