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Windshield washer fluid is one of those innocuous things you probably don’t give much thought to throughout the day, but a new study has found that the familiar blue fluid often harbors the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease.
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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month: Do you know where the ticks are? Find out how to steer clear of Lyme disease during "picnic season" - a time when people are more likely to pick up ticks.
WOBURN, Mass., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx, Inc., a leading provider of molecular diagnostic tests for the rapid identification of bloodstream infections, announced today that data from thirteen
Transparency Market Research Report Added "Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Drugs Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2012 - 2018"
PDI, trusted leader in Infection Prevention solutions, announced the launch of its new Sani-Cloth® Pail and Refill format for Sani-Cloth® Bleach and Sani-Cloth® AF3 Germicidal Disposable
ATLANTA, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was written by Gary Evans, executive editor of the AHC Media infectious diseases group and long-time writer of Hospital Infection
OTTAWA, May 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Lyme disease is a serious illness that's present in Canada and spreading.
SPARKS, Md., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of leading global medical technology company BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), announced today the availability
This spring, hospitals around the globe are reporting rising numbers of Lyme disease infections.
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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