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2014-04-02 23:01:33

Kevin Bacon, Dr. Oz and Ben Stiller Lend Their Voices and Support at May 1, 2014 Gala New York, NY (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA), one of the country’s most authoritative voices on Lyme disease, is pleased to announce its third annual fundraising gala titled “The Great Imitator Masquerade Ball,” to be held at Chelsea Piers in New York City on Thursday, May 1, 2014. This year’s theme looks to shed light on the debilitating effects of Lyme disease,...

2014-04-01 08:30:35

Approval reinforces the safety profile of Adacel as an active booster immunization for the prevention of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis SWIFTWATER, Pa., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approved age indication of Adacel(®) (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed; Tdap) for active booster...

2014-04-01 08:29:55

CHICAGO, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Get tested", says MRSA Survivors Network's founder and national spokesperson Jeanine Thomas. "It could save your life". Healthcare-acquired infections, community-acquired MRSA methicillin-resistant staphyloccocus aureus (CA-MRSA) and antimicrobial resistance- (AMR) are a major global health threat and crisis. Every single day in the United States >200 patients die from a preventable healthcare-acquired infection. Patients...

2014-03-31 23:31:58

Flu season is still in full swing, and Riverdale Urgent Care knows how to help patients with it. Bronx, NY (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Spring may be here, but that doesn’t mean flu season is over. Riverdale Urgent Care is providing tips on how to treat and prevent the flu and strep throat. These highly contagious ailments, which can be passed through something as simple as a cough or a sneeze, can leave people feeling miserable for many days. That’s why Riverdale Urgent Care is prepared to...

2014-03-27 12:31:24

New virus infects six more people and found in second state ATLANTA, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with health officials in Missouri and Tennessee have identified six new cases of people sick with Heartland virus: five in Missouri and one in Tennessee. The new cases, discovered in 2012 and 2013, are described today in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Heartland virus was first reported in two...

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2014-03-27 05:21:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online About one of 25 men and women receiving medical care in American hospitals on any given day will acquire an infection during the course of their treatment, according to new estimates released Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to Kim Painter of USA Today, the federal health agency report said that even though these incidents are preventable, they affect 648,000 patients per year....

2014-03-26 12:29:30

National and state data detail threat of healthcare-associated infections and opportunities for further improvements ATLANTA, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On any given day, approximately one in 25 U.S. patients has at least one infection contracted during the course of their hospital care, adding up to about 722,000 infections in 2011, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This information is an update to previous CDC estimates of...

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2014-03-26 08:32:06

Oli Usher, University College London Researchers at UCL have developed a new antibacterial material which has potential for cutting hospital-acquired infections. The combination of two simple dyes with nanoscopic particles of gold is deadly to bacteria when activated by light - even under modest indoor lighting. And in a first for this type of substance, it also shows impressive antibacterial properties in total darkness. The research, from by Sacha Noimark and Ivan Parkin (both UCL...

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2014-03-25 08:54:06

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Amplifying risk of Lyme disease and other tick-borne ailments People living in northern and central parts of the U.S. are more likely to contract Lyme disease and other tick-borne ailments when white-footed mice are abundant. Mice are effective at transferring disease-causing pathogens to feeding ticks. And, according to an in-press paper in the journal Ecology, these "super hosts" appear indifferent to larval tick infestations. Drawing on 16 years...

2014-03-24 23:04:55

Tampa Bay-based PR firm JoTo PR recently signed Clearstream, LLC to increase awareness of the threat of MRSA and other bacterial infections and enhance consumers’ lives by providing the most bacteria and maintenance-free environment possible. Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 JoTo PR has announced that they have extended their clientele with the recent signing of Clearstream, LLC. As outbreaks of MRSA begin to surface in athletic facilities and communities, Clearstream, a...


Latest Bacterial diseases Reference Libraries

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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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