One of the key interventions in occupational health is vaccination, particularly to protect against influenza. Flu among healthcare personnel (HCP) can lead to lost workdays and can spread to other workers and to patients who are at significant risk of serious flu complications.
Fomite-mediated transmission can be an important pathway causing significant disease transmission in number of settings such as schools, daycare centers, and long-term care facilities.
Dogs could be trained to sniff out malaria in people according to new research aimed at preventing the spread of the deadly disease. Researchers found that dogs could scent malaria in samples of socks worn by infected children.
A systematic review of clinical studies involving more than 2 million patients aged 50 years and older suggests a recently released shingles vaccine was far more successful in preventing the painful condition compared to the older vaccine - but also carried greater risk of side-effects.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces it has approved Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza (flu) in patients 12 years of age and older who have been symptomatic for no more than 48 hours.
A new study of survey data finds that only a minority of parents choose not to immunize their children against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) due to concerns that vaccination would encourage or support youth sexual activity, a reason frequently cited by doctors as a barrier t
Researchers at McMaster University have solved a vexing problem by engineering surface coatings that can repel everything, such as bacteria, viruses and living cells, but can be modified to permit beneficial exceptions.
Results from a new study suggest that high-dose influenza vaccine is associated with lower risk for hospitalizations in kidney failure patients on dialysis. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).
A study by researchers at the University of Waterloo reiterates the need for healthcare professionals, including pharmacists, to take certain precautions to minimize the risk of their patients suffering shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA).
ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced today the publication of new recommendations for economic analysis of vaccination programs given limited resources and budgets.