HAI Types

Report: West Nile Virus will spread throughout U.S.

November 27, 2000

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mosquito-borne West Nile virus, which can cause mild flu-like symptoms but can sometimes be fatal, is already more widespread in the United States than it was last year, researchers report.

Malaria rising as DDT use falls, scientist says

November 22, 2000

WASHINGTON (Reuters) --- Malaria rates are climbing in poor countries that have stopped using the pesticide DDT to control the deadly disease, a tropical diseases expert warned on Tuesday.

Getinge/Castle announces new corporate sales team

November 21, 2000

Getinge/Castle, Inc., a worldwide supplier of disinfection, sterilization and surgical equipment has announced a new Corporate Sales Team. Carlton B. Colclough has been named Vice President, Corporate Sales and will lead the new team.

Legionnaires' Disease infects 33

November 17, 2000

Associated Press

BARCELONA, Spain - Investigators were scouring ventilation and water systems for the source of bacteria that has infected at least 33 people with Legionnaires' disease, health officials said Thursday.

Needle stick prevention bill includes new workplace rules

November 10, 2000

WASHINGTON--- Each year 600,000 to 800,000 health care workers, including many physicians, are accidentally stuck by contaminated needles or other sharp objects. A bill that recently passed Congress aims to reduce that number.