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The research team used whole-genome sequencing to evaluate the relationships of isolates and also analyzed infection prevention measures such as hand hygiene adherence, access to alcohol-based hand rubs, and cleaning of high-touch surfaces.

Prevalence of Zika Virus in Blood Donations

July 8, 2019

Transfusion-transmitted Zika virus (TT-ZIKV) has become an emerging threat to world blood banks due to the fast spread of ZIKV epidemics and high rate of asymptomatic infections.

Strain of Common Cold Virus Could Revolutionize Treatment of Bladder Cancer

July 6, 2019

A strain of the common cold virus has been found to potentially target, infect and destroy cancer cells in patients with bladder cancer, a new study in the medical journal Clinical Cancer Research reports. No trace of the cancer was found in one patient following treatment with the virus.

Antibiotics Weaken Flu Defenses in the Lung

July 3, 2019

Antibiotics can leave the lung vulnerable to flu viruses, leading to significantly worse infections and symptoms, finds a new study in mice led by the Francis Crick Institute.

Glow Reveals Dangerous Bacteria

July 3, 2019

Salmonella and listeria are among the most widely distributed and deadliest causes of foodborne infections. Their rapid and reliable detection on food and industrial food processing equipment is very important.

July 2019 Bug of the Month

June 28, 2019

Infection Control Today is bringing back a much-loved feature, Bug of the Month, which helps educate readers about existing and emerging pathogens of clinical importance in healthcare facilities today.

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