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  • Duke Researcher Receives 2016 Distinguished Scientist Award from APIC
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) today awarded Deverick J. Anderson, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine at Duke University Medical Center, with the Distinguished Scientist Award. The award, presented at APIC's 43rd ...More
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  • Pennsylvania Executive Receives APIC's 2016 Healthcare Administrator Award
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) today presented Beth Duffy, chief operating officer, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery (EMCM) in East Norriton, Penn., with its 2016 Healthcare Administrator Award. The award, presented at ...More
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  • Globally Minded Infection Preventionist Receives Highest Honor From APIC
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) today honored Georgia (Gigi) Dash, RN, MS, CIC, director of infection prevention, Cape Cod Healthcare, with the 2016 Carole DeMille Achievement Award for her global contributions to the field of ...More
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  • A New Way to Nip AIDS in the Bud
    When new AIDS virus particles bud from an infected cell, an enzyme named protease activates to help the viruses mature and infect more cells. That's why modern AIDS drugs control the disease by inhibiting protease. Now, University of Utah researchers found a way to turn ...More
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  • UAB Tackling Hepatitis C Infection Through Emergency Department Testing
    Hepatitis C testing in the emergency department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital has discovered 2,436 positive cases since testing began in September 2013. UAB physicians say identifying those patients and linking them to appropriate therapy is one ...More
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  • Southern Europe Risks Zika Outbreaks This Summer
    Established Aedes-mosquito population could spread the Zika virus in Europe this summer if infected travelers introduce the virus. An analysis of temperatures, vectorial capacity, basic reproductive number (R0), and air traveler flows suggests parts of Southern Europe may ...More
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  • Experts Call for Efficient and Equitable Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases
    The continuing permanence of major neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is leading to a revision of the related research agenda towards current and future control interventions and associated targets. In the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, published June 7, 2016, LSTM's ...More
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  • Study Finds Little Consistency for UTI Prevention in Nursing Homes
    A survey of nearly 1,000 nursing homes in the U.S. found little consistency across facilities of policies implemented to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to a new study presented at the 43rd Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in ...More
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  • The Hawthorne Effect Hinders Accurate Hand Hygiene Observation, Study Says
    When healthcare providers know they are being watched, they are twice as likely to comply with hand hygiene guidelines. This is in comparison to when healthcare providers do not know someone is watching, according to a new study being presented at the 43rd Annual Conference ...More
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