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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,
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
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).
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
Researchers at UCL have developed a new antibacterial material which has potential for cutting hospital-acquired infections.
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.
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
Since April 2013, over 250 men with chronic non-malignant prostate problems have started a supervised treatment with Dr.
JAMA commentary and NIAID report discuss research priorities to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment
Clearstream, LLC warns of athletes' increased risk of contracting MRSA due to the bacterium's tendency to target crowded areas with lenient hygiene.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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