Public Health

  • Roche Announces Tamiflu will be in Ample Supply for 2007-2008 Flu Season
    NUTLEY, N.J. -- Roche announces that ample supplies of its prescription antiviral medication Tamiflu(R) (oseltamivir phosphate) will be widely available this flu season in pharmacies nationwide. Tamiflu is indicated for the treatment and prevention of influenza in adults ...More
    September 19, 2007 Posted in News
  • FDA Approves Second-Generation Smallpox Vaccine
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has licensed a new vaccine to protect against smallpox, a highly contagious disease with the potential to be used as a deadly bioterror weapon. The vaccine, ACAM2000, is intended for the inoculation of people at high risk of exposure ...More
    September 4, 2007 Posted in News
  • Touch-Free Technology Combats Germs in the Hospital Washroom
    Research published earlier this year in the American Journal of Medical Quality indicates that infections acquired by patients in hospitals are most often caused by poor hygiene practices in the healthcare facility, not from how ill patients were when they entered the ...More
    September 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • An Industry Waits in Anticipation
    Members of the infection control community have expected the official release of an updated set of guidelines on disinfection and sterilization since June 2007, but an ostensibly innocuous-looking formula has stalled the progress of this Centers for Disease Control and ...More
  • Experts Issue Comprehensive Report on Need to Improve Low Influenza Vaccination Rates Among People With Diabetes
    BETHESDA, Md. -- The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) today issued a new report stressing the need for increased influenza vaccination rates among Americans with diabetes. The report was issued in response to alarmingly low influenza vaccination rates ...More
    August 28, 2007 Posted in News
  • CDC Researchers Find Possible Animal Source for Marburg Virus
    Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)and their collaborators have for the first time successfully identified Marburg virus infection in a common species of African fruit bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus). Marburg virus causes severe, often fatal, ...More
    August 22, 2007 Posted in News
  • JCR Introduces New Consulting Service
    OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Joint Commission Resources (JCR) announces the launch of the Multi-Drug-Resistant Organism (MDRO) consulting service. This is a new service to help healthcare organizations prevent and control MDROs. JCR is a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint ...More
    August 20, 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
  • CDC Urges Parents to Protect Preteens with Three Recommended Vaccines
    ATLANTA -- As children approach their teen years, parents often worry about how to protect them from new risks and potential dangers. Experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today launched a campaign to educate parents about one of the things they ...More
    August 1, 2007 Posted in News
  • News
    New MRSA Study Reveals Infection Rates are Eight Times Greater Than Previous Estimates The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has released initial results from a nationwide study of 1,237 U.S. healthcare facilities, examining the ...More
    August 1, 2007 Posted in Articles