Infection Control Today Magazine

  • Study Reveals Gaps in Vaccine Financing For Underinsured Children
    A national survey of state immunization program managers reveals gaps in coverage for the current vaccine financing system, suggesting that many underinsured children may not receive recommended vaccinations, such as for pneumonia and meningitis, according to a report in ...More
    August 7, 2007 Posted in News
  • Scientists Link E. coli Bacteria to Crohn’s Disease
    A team of Cornell University scientists from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have discovered that a novel group of E. coli bacteria – containing genes similar to those described in ...More
    August 7, 2007 Posted in News
  • How Key Protein Stops Inflammation
    Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine recently identified how a regulatory protein called Bcl-3 helps to control the body’s inflammation response to infection by interfering a critical biochemical process called ubiquitination. While previous ...More
    August 7, 2007 Posted in News
  • Cranberries May Offer Natural Protection as Antibiotic Resistance Becomes a Major Public Health Concern
    LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass. -- Recent headlines suggesting consumers and doctors are doing everything they can to combat antibiotic resistance -- the immunity that bacteria develop to common prescriptions -- a natural alternative and household beverage just might be the ...More
    August 6, 2007 Posted in News
  • Study Identifies Source of Fever
    With the finding that fever is produced by the action of a hormone on a specific site in the brain, scientists have answered a key question as to how this adaptive function helps to protect the body during bacterial infection and other types of illness. Reported by ...More
    August 6, 2007 Posted in News
  • FDA Warns of Potential Botulism Risk from Canned French Cut Green Beans
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to eat certain brands of French Cut Green Beans in 14.5 ounce cans manufactured by Lakeside Foods Inc, of Manitowoc, Wis. because the product may not have been processed adequately to eliminate the ...More
    August 6, 2007 Posted in News
  • GlaxoSmithKline Receives New HHS Order for H5N1 Bulk Antigen; First Clinical Trials of Candidate Pre-pandemic Flu Vaccine to Start
    PHILADELPHIA -- GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world's largest vaccine manufacturers, announces that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has placed another order to purchase bulk H5N1 antigen for the US national stockpile of pre-pandemic vaccines. The company ...More
    August 3, 2007 Posted in News
  • Manufacturer of Disinfecting Hand and Surface Products Introduces Major Initiative to Reduce HAIs
    PDI®, a leader in wet wipe infection prevention, education and patient care, announces the formation of a new program aimed at assisting hospitals to comply with hand and surface sanitization in an effort to reduce the spread of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs). The ...More
    August 3, 2007 Posted in News
  • Instant Steam Tackles MRSA
    A method for making instant steam, without the need for electricity, promises to be useful for tackling antibiotic resistant superbugs such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile, as well as removing chewing gum from pavements and ...More
    August 3, 2007 Posted in News
  • Is West Nile Virus a Threat in Your Area This Year?
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Cases of West Nile virus have more than doubled over the same time last year, potentially signaling an epidemic in certain areas, according to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To date, 185 cases have been registered ...More
    August 2, 2007 Posted in News