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Common Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant

Common Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Originated In Africa

Jim Sliwa, American Society for Microbiology The predominant strain of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infecting people in Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa derived from a single sub-Saharan...

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2014-09-01 00:20:57

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wockhardt Limited today announces a major boost to the New Drug Discovery program in Anti-Infective research when two of its drugs, WCK 771 and WCK 2349, received the coveted Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) status from U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). QIDP status is granted to drugs which act against pathogens which have a high degree of unmet need in their treatment and are identified by Centre for Disease Control...

2014-08-28 23:08:39

New Paper: Minor Changes to Federal, State Water Regulations Could Save Thousands of Lives Lombard, IL (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Former Head of EPA’s Drinking Water Standards Division Calls for Action to Reduce Waterborne Disease Risk A new paper authored by the first director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Drinking Water Standards Division argues that supplemental disinfection of building plumbing systems to reduce incidence of Legionnaires’ disease and other...

2014-08-26 12:29:28

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire -- Clongen Laboratories, celebrating its tenth anniversary, is a leading provider of diagnostic and contract research services. The company announced new test offerings to detect and identify emerging pathogens most recently implicated in severe to fatal cases resulting from tick and other arthropod bites. Since 2004, Clongen Laboratories has provided a comprehensive menu of test services. Clongen's newest test offerings will enable clinicians...

2014-08-26 08:30:26

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruthigen Inc. (NASDAQ: RTGN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patient outcomes and reducing healthcare costs in invasive procedures, has announced that its lead drug candidate, RUT58-60, has received a recommendation from the Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) to begin enrolling patients in the Company's planned Phase 1/2 clinical trial. RUT58-60 is intended for use as an adjunct therapy in combination with prophylactic...

2014-08-18 23:07:59

Request A Test now offers Lyme Disease blood testing which includes an automatic confirmatory test at no additional cost. All Lyme testing is discounted 10% with promo code LYMED10 through August 31, 2014. Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, has updated their selection of Lyme Disease blood tests to provide more thorough and accurate screenings. Customers can now order three different types of antibody...

2014-08-13 23:10:19

The next discovery that could change the world of Lyme disease could come from the inquiring mind of a high school or undergraduate college student. Already, students in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Virginia, New York and elsewhere have managed to make valuable contributions to Lyme research and are being saluted by Lyme Research Alliance for taking part in the effort to put an end to the disease. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 The next discovery that could change the world of Lyme...

2014-08-13 08:29:35

CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Antibiotic resistance continues at an alarming rate with the indiscriminate overuse of antibiotics given to humans and animals. The number one pathogen is MRSA - methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, an antibiotic resistant form of Staphylococcus and at epidemic levels in the United States and worldwide. MRSA and antibiotic resistance (AR) must to be a top political priority. "How can we ever hope to control an Ebola or SARS...

2014-08-12 12:27:59

Virulent Vibrio bacteria that live in warm ocean or tidal waters can turn a small cut into life-threatening flesh-eating disease. Here's what you can do to protect yourself. NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation (NNFF) today issued a public service alert about a potentially deadly bacterium called Vibrio vulnificus. "This microbe can get into the body through a tiny cut in the skin, causing a life-threatening infection,"...

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2014-08-07 02:00:05

The University of Edinburgh Findings about how bacteria cooperate to cause infection may help spot diseases that might jump from animals to people. Bugs that can cooperate best with each other are most likely to be able to jump to new species, including humans, a new study shows. Bacteria interact by releasing molecules to help them adapt to their environment - for example, when killing competing infections in their victim. They coordinate these actions by releasing tiny amounts...

2014-08-06 12:29:16

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital discovery lays the groundwork for a new class of antibiotics to fight multi-drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus and related bacteria that cause serious infections. MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have discovered an enzyme that regulates production of the toxins that contribute to potentially life-threatening Staphylococcus aureus infections. The study recently appeared in...


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2011-04-28 16:37:36

Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped bacteria of the Vibrio Genus. Hollis et al. first reported it in 1976. It was given the name Beneckea vulnifica by Reichelt et al. in 1976 and in 1979 Vibrio vulnificus by Farmer. V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae and is present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas. It causes an infection often incurred after eating seafood, especially raw or undercooked oysters. It can...

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2011-04-28 15:06:23

Vibrio cholerae is a gram negative comma-shaped bacterium with a polar flagellum that causes cholera in humans. V. cholerae belongs to the gamma subdivision of the Proteobacteria. Classical and El Tor are the two types of V. Cholerae identified by hemaggluttination testing. El Tor is found throughout the world, while the classical biotype is found only in Bangladesh. It was first isolated as the cause of cholera by Italian anatomist Filippo Pacini in 1854; however, this discovery was not...

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2011-04-28 14:40:22

Streptococcus pyogenes is a spherical, Gram-positive bacterium is the cause of Group A streptococcal infections. It displays streptococcal group A antigen on its cell wall. When it is cultured on blood agar plates it produces large zones of beta-hemolysis. They are catalase-negative and in ideal conditions it has an incubation period of about 1-3 days. It is an infrequent part of the skin flora. It is the cause of many important human diseases, ranging from mild superficial skin infections...

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2011-04-26 20:20:41

Staphylococcus aureus is a facultative anaerobic gram-positive coccus, and is the most common cause of staph infections. It is commonly part of the skin flora found in the nose and on skin. Around 20% of the human population is long-term carriers. It gets its golden color due to its carotenoid pigment staphyloxanthin. The pigment acts as a virulence factor with an antioxidant action that allows the microbe to evade death by reactive oxygen species used by the host immune system. Staphylococci...

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2011-04-25 21:24:26

Rickettsia rickettsii is a gram-negative bacterium native to the New World and causes the malady known as Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). It is transmitted through the bit of an infected tick when it feeds on animals and humans. Humans are not necessary hosts in the rickettsia-tick life cycle but they can be. S. Burt Wolbach created the first detailed description of the etiologic agent in 1919. He recognized it as an intracellular bacterium seen most frequently in endothelial cells....

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monteith
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