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2014-06-21 08:20:23

ProCare Water Treatment Inc., manufacturer of the AquaLyse® line of medical, military and commercial grade copper-silver ionisation water treatment, announced the launch of the first Legionella related online Portal-Hub. TORONTO, June 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProCare Water Treatment Inc., manufacturer of the AquaLyse ® line of medical, military and commercial grade copper-silver ionisation water treatment, launched the first Legionella related online Portal-Hub. The new AquaLyse...

2014-06-19 04:21:30

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiopharm Group(TM)(Debiopharm), a Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical company developing prescription drugs that target unmet medical needs as well as companion diagnostics, today announced the launch of a Phase 1 dose-escalation study of Debio 1450 (previously known as AFN-1720), a highly potent anti-infective agent that is selectively active against a large number of Staphylococcus species, including all known...

2014-06-18 23:12:55

During the warm and humid summer months, fleas and ticks can come out in full force. Royal Flush Havanese shares with readers their advice on how to lower the risks associated with these pesky insects. Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Most pet owners know that spring and summer are the most important seasons to be on the lookout for fleas and ticks, as these pests become more active in warmer weather. Both fleas and ticks are parasites, and feed on canine (and human) blood. They...

2014-06-16 09:40:01

Wolters Kluwer Health 'Education, awareness, and vaccination' are keys to fighting pertussis, says review in Journal of Christian Nursing Concerted effort is needed to reverse the ongoing rise in pertussis cases and deaths, especially among children and young people, according to the article by Emily Peake, APRN, MSN, FNP-C, CLC, and Lisa K. McGuire, MSN, MBA-HCM, RN. "This effort begins with nurses and nurse practitioners and other primary care providers who educate patients and the...

2014-06-12 08:29:09

FAIRFIELD, N.J., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that its licensor, Ferrer, has initiated the second Phase III clinical study for Ozenoxacin, a novel bactericidal non-fluorinated quinolone in development for impetigo. Ferrer, a privately-help Spanish pharmaceutical company, licensed US rights for Ozenoxacin to Medimetriks earlier this year. The multicenter, randomized, double-blinded, clinical study compares Ozenoxacin 1% cream...

2014-06-10 04:22:10

-- Study to Define Impact of Beta-Lactam Antibiotics on Intestinal Bacteria -- ROCKVILLE, Md. and PARIS, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, and Enterome Bioscience SA, a pioneer in the development of innovative disease management solutions based on a deep understanding of the gut microbiome, today announced...

New Antibiotics Show Effectiveness In Treating MRSA Infections
2014-06-05 07:34:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two separate studies published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine are paving the way for more effective treatments in deadly methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. DALBAVANCIN The first study comes from a team led by Helen Boucher, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts Medical Center. That study reports on an antibiotic called dalbavancin (Dalvance) that has shown just as effective...

2014-06-04 23:12:51

The 12 Day Or Less MRSA Eradication System is a new program that provides people natural remedies and detailed instructions on how to treat and prevent the spread of MRSA or staph infections. An overview on the website Vinaf.com shows if the program is good for people to use. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 The 12 Day Or Less MRSA Eradication System is a new program that covers effective and natural ways to treat and prevent the spread of MRSA or staph infections. The program also reveals...

2014-06-04 04:21:37

Staten Island Pediatrician Michael Gabriel provides important tips and information on preventing tick bites, treating tick bites, and the risks of Lyme disease. BOHEMIA, N.Y., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics responds to an article published on Ozarksfirst.com on May 23(rd) that gives advice on tick bites and urges people to be cautious during the summer. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140603/93928 The article titled, "Health...

2014-06-02 20:22:20

OTTAWA, June 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Why you should take note The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with Provincial public health partners to investigate an outbreak of salmonellosis related to snakes and rodents used to feed reptiles, such as mice, also known as feeder rodents. The risk to Canadians is low, but anyone who is around snakes and their food could be at risk if they don't take proper precautions to protect their health. The Agency will update Canadians...


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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