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2014-07-31 23:04:04

MRSA has been found to be colonizing people’s homes. Sylmar, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 In a recent article on Salon.com titled “Antibiotic-resistant Superbug MRSA is Now Colonizing People’s Homes,” the author notes that MRSA is not as easily avoidable as once thought, because it’s now found in homes. MRSA is a strain of staph bacteria that is antibiotic-resistant, and, in turn, can be very difficult to treat in patients. MRSA is spread by coming in contact with a person who has...

2014-07-31 23:03:18

According to Lyme Research Alliance, the first sign of Lyme disease may not be a bull’s-eye rash, but a flu-like illness, particularly if you live in or have visited an area this summer where ticks are found. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 You’re having a wonderful summer—sunning, gardening, enjoying BBQs with family and friends. So why have you suddenly developed chills and fever, headache, stiff neck, achey joints, and a feeling of total exhaustion? If you suspect a flu-like...

2014-07-30 04:21:24

BILTHOVEN, the Netherlands, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dutch market research panel 'hettestpanel.nl' tested Gladskin Skin Irritation on a large group of men and women suffering from skin irritation after shaving. Gladskin's scientific approach yields exceptionally high scores, with an 80% score on efficacy and 91% on user satisfaction. Gladskin Skin Irritation targets only the bacteria that cause or worsen the majority of all skin infections: Staphylococcus aureus....

2014-07-29 08:32:03

Research goal is to identify better diagnostic, vaccine and treatment targets for chlamydia and gonorrhea BALTIMORE, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry (UM SOD) and Medicine (UM SOM) jointly announced today that they have received a five-year $10.7 million grant award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health to study the causes, prevention and treatment of...

2014-07-28 08:29:28

Assays bring an innovative solution to microbiology and molecular labs BALTIMORE, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), (NYSE: BDX) announced today it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the BD ProbeTec(TM) Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) Q(x) Amplified DNA Assay and the BD ProbeTec(TM) Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) Q(x) Amplified DNA Assay on the BD Viper(TM) LT System. The BD Viper LT System...

2014-07-24 08:34:00

Dr. Crew worries that people are dying or losing limbs unnecessarily from this deadly disease because they or their doctors aren't aware that a new treatment is available DALY CITY, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation (NNFF) today is calling attention to an interview on RadioMD with Dr. John Crew, Medical Director of the Advanced Wound Care Center at Seton Medical Center in Daly City, California. The subject: A new treatment for deadly...

2014-07-22 12:22:56

PITTSBURGH, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hussey Copper, a leader in copper manufacturing and maker of MD-Cu(29) antimicrobial copper announces Pullman Regional Hospital's conversion of more than 1,100 touch points to the first EPA-registered antimicrobial solid touch surface, at a nominal cost. This reasonably priced surface kills greater than 99.9% of MRSA, E-coli and other bacteria within 2 hours of exposure(1) and will aid the hospital in protecting against bacteria and...

2014-07-20 23:00:24

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Global Hospital Infection Therapeutics Market: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast- 2018" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/hospital-infection-therapeutics.html Albany, New York (PRWEB) July 20, 2014 Hospital acquired infections are the infections acquired by the patients following the admission in hospitals within 48 hours. These conditions are also known as...

2014-07-17 08:29:20

NEW YORK, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dipexium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DPRX) today announced it has initiated patient enrollment in the first of two pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials, known as OneStep-1 and OneStep-2, evaluating Locilex® (pexiganan cream 0.8%), the company's novel, broad-spectrum, topical antibiotic peptide, for the treatment of patients with mild infections of diabetic foot ulcers, or Mild DFI. According to medical literature, approximately 47% of all...

2014-07-15 23:05:36

Clearstream comments on the growing trend of U.S. food chains adopting antibiotic-free food practices, which the company says is an admirable feat but one that must be accompanied by advanced long-term antimicrobial technology throughout the entire food supply chain to truly control the spread of viral and bacterial contaminants and protect the public’s health. Harrisburg, NC (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 As consumer demand for antibiotic-free meat grows amid the worry that overuse in factory...


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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