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Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)

  • Is It Strep Throat? CDC Offers Advice
    Strep throat is a common type of sore throat in children, but it's not very common in adults. Healthcare professionals can do a quick test to determine if a sore throat is strep throat and decide if antibiotics are needed. Proper treatment can help you feel better faster ...More
    October 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC Launches Improved Online Foodborne Outbreak Search Tool
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released a redesigned online tool making it easier to search data on foodborne disease outbreaks. The updated Foodborne Outbreak Online Database Tool (FOOD Tool) lets users search nearly 20 years of outbreak data by ...More
    October 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC's Safe Healthcare Blog: Clean Hands Stop Germs
    Today, on CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog, Laura Buford with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), calls for healthcare professionals to pledge to prevent infections by cleaning their hands in honor of International Infection ...More
    October 20, 2015 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Opportunity for Public Comment on Revisions to USP 797 Pharmaceutical Compounding
    On Sept. 25, 2015, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Compounding Expert Committee pre-posted revisions to General Chapter 797 Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations for public comment. The purpose of these revisions is to clarify requirements, reflect ...More
    October 16, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC Issues Reminder That Adults Need Vaccines, Too
    Your need for immunization doesn't end when you become an adult; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reminds people to get vaccinated to protect yourself and your loved ones from serious diseases. The specific vaccines you need as an adult are determined by ...More
    October 16, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC Offers New Infection Prevention Tools to Promote Dialysis Safety
    Patients who undergo hemodialysis have an increased risk of getting a healthcare-associated infection (HAI). To prevent HAIs, hemodialysis healthcare workers should understand and follow the basics of infection control as a routine part of their practice. The Centers for ...More
    October 15, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC Offers Surveillance Atlas Online Tool
    The National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) Atlas is an innovative and interactive, online data tool that lets you use and analyze the most recent CDC surveillance data on HIV, hepatitis, STDs, and tuberculosis. The Atlas also gives ...More
    October 13, 2015 Posted in News