2014-07-22 - MERS-CoV Detected in the Air of a Saudi Arabian Camel Barn
Saudi Arabian researchers have detected genetic fragments of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the air of a barn holding a camel infected with the virus. The work, published this week in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, indicates that further studies are needed to see if the disease can be transmitted through the air.
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2013-08-26 - Studies Stir New Debate on PPE Use
recent studies indicating that the influenza virus can be carried in smaller particles than previously thought. Additionally, there is debate over airborne transmission and what kind of PPE healthcare
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Aqua Guard : Listing : Buyer's Guide
Aqua Guard is a latex-free infection control solution for patient and provider. Available in numerous sizes, it helps fight infection by acting as a barrier against waterborne or airborne bacteria. U
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2014-07-22 - Researchers Create Vaccine for Dust-Mite Allergies
Researchers at the University of Iowa have developed a vaccine that can combat dust-mite allergies by naturally switching the body’s immune response. In animal tests, the nano-sized vaccine package lowered lung inflammation by 83 percent despite repeated exposure to the allergens, according to the paper, published in the AAPS (American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists) Journal. One big re
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2013-07-23 - Pandemic Preparedness Immersion Center
This immersion center examines issues related to pandemic preparedness in healthcare facilities. It explores key infection control-related prevention strategies, and updates practitioners on trends news and information relating to the transmission of pathogens with pandemic potential.
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2014-07-07 - Three New Cases of MERS-CoV are Reported to WHO
Between June 30, 2014 and July 1, 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for Saudi Arabia reported an additional three laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and a death in a previously reported case.
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