• Breakthrough Food-Safety Technology May Prevent Deadly Outbreaks of Bacterial Infections
    SEBASTIAN, Fla. -- As Labor Day weekend approaches, many people will be firing up those grills for the last barbeques of the season. However, massive beef recalls this summer has many people concerned about possible meat contamination, which can lead to severe illness. In ...More
    August 22, 2002 Posted in News
  • Expert Panel Publishes New Treatment Recommendations for Middle Ear Infections
    PITTSBURGH -- Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh announced today that consensus recommendations for the treatment of acute otitis media (AOM) are published in the current issue of Clinical Pediatrics. The guidelines underscore the need for accurate diagnosis of AOM, or ...More
    August 21, 2002 Posted in News
  • New TB Quat Cleans Up Market
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - A new TB quat disinfectant has been registered by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an intermediate-level disinfectant. 3M's TB Quat Disinfectant Ready-to-use Cleaner is non-acidic and can be used for healthcare environments, schools and ...More
    August 15, 2002 Posted in News
  • New Disinfectant Receives EPA Registration
    SAN JOSE, Calif. - EcoTru is the only U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered Tox. Category IV disinfectant on the market. The new disinfectant reportedly kills tuberculosis and a wide spectrum of viruses, bacteria and fungi within 10 minutes, without any of ...More
    August 9, 2002 Posted in News
  • FDA Officials Warn of Meningitis, Cochlear Implant Link
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Officials at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)are asking physicians to report any cases of meningitis in patients who have received a cochlear implant after 13 people with the device have reportedly fallen ill from the bacterium. Also, they urge ...More
    July 25, 2002 Posted in News
  • Tucson Officials Give Antibiotics After Meningitis Death
    TUCSON, Ariz. - A 20-year-old woman has died from meningococcal meningitis, sending health officials hurriedly to prescribe antibiotics to more than 50 of her friends and family members. There was no information on how the woman may have become infected with the lethal ...More
    July 5, 2002 Posted in News
  • New CDC Chief Announced
    ATLANTA - Dr. Julie Geberding, an anthrax expert, has been named as the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Geberding, 46, is an infectious-disease specialist who has made her mark within the scientific community. She was adamant about ...More
    July 5, 2002 Posted in News
  • Breaking the Chain of Infection
    Breaking the Chain of InfectionBy Kelly M. PyrekOne of the basic infection control principles is the chain of infection. Transmission of infection in a hospital requires at least three elements: a source of infecting microorganisms, a susceptible host and a means of ...More
  • Infection Control Today - 07/2002: First Line of Defense
    First Line of Defense: Cleaning Patient Rooms By Kathryn Dix In the hubbub of modern medical technology, it's easy to forget the basics. Sometimes we need a reminder not to ignore the first line of defense -- cleaning the patient's personal space. A telephone can carry up ...More
    July 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Bacteria Fights Bacteria to Prevent Cavities
    NEW YORK - It is a case of the good, the bad and the ugly-- or more specifically -- good bateria fighting bad bacteria to prevent cavities. In new research from the Karolinska Institute in Huddigne Sweden, scientists gave laboratory rats doses of "good" bacteria ...More
    July 1, 2002 Posted in News