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2014-05-07 12:30:27

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 of the FDA-cleared BD MAX(TM) Enteric Bacterial Panel for use on the BD MAX System. The BD MAX Enteric Bacterial Panel is a qualitative IVD test detecting DNA from Campylobacter spp. (jejuni and coli), Salmonella spp., Shigella spp. / Enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC) as well as stx 1 and stx 2...

2014-05-06 23:04:34

This spring, hospitals around the globe are reporting rising numbers of Lyme disease infections. Bird-X explains how you can protect yourself and your family from ticks as the summer months approach. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Lyme Disease is exclusively transmitted by Deer Ticks, who’ve earned their name by regularly parasitizing deer. Black-Legged (Deer) Ticks are also regularly found on animals including mice, rats, bats, squirrels, and migratory birds – and are thus found...

2014-05-05 23:02:22

Pediatric patients with recurrent MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) can find the help they seek at UC Davis Children’s Hospital’s new clinic. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Pediatric patients with recurrent MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) can find the help they seek at UC Davis Children’s Hospital’s new clinic. The Recurrent MRSA Clinic will open Tuesday, May 6, and will be accepting referrals from primary care physicians. Dean Blumberg,...

2014-05-03 23:01:00

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Hospital Acquired Disease Testing Market: Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2019" to its report store. Browse full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/hospital-acquired-disease-testing.html Albany, New York (PRWEB) May 03, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Hospital Acquired Disease Testing Market (Pneumonia, UTI, Blood Stream, Surgical Site,...

2014-05-02 23:01:17

Kevin Bacon, Dr. Mehmet Oz and New York Mets Third Baseman David Wright Expressed Support with Exclusive Public Service Announcements at Nation's Top Lyme Organization's Gala New York, NY (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA), one of the country’s most authoritative voices on Lyme disease, is thrilled to announce that the organization has exceeded their fundraising goal of raising more than $1.1 million at their third annual gala, “The Great Imitator...

2014-05-01 23:11:48

It’s “business as usual for tick season,” CT health official tells Lyme Research Alliance. Here, 10 actions you can take to keep you and your family safe from Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Despite winter’s freezing temperatures and a chilly start to spring, a Connecticut health expert expects the threat of Lyme disease to be just as high this spring and summer as it was last year. “It’s business as usual for tick season,” says Kirby...

2014-05-01 23:04:02

RISE Offers Tips and Safety Measures for Protection from Ticks and Disease Washington (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 In observance of National Lyme Disease Awareness Month, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)® wants to protect families from tick bites that can transmit Lyme disease, and empower homeowners to be their own “Backyard Boss,” reducing outdoor risks that attract unwanted pests like ticks. Recent research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

2014-04-30 23:09:26

Nothing could diminish the spirits of the runners and walkers who turned out for LRA's 3rd annual 5K Walk/Run—not even the chilly, blustery conditions. Timed to help kick off Connecticut's Lyme Disease Awareness Month, the Race was held to raise awareness and critically needed funds for Lyme disease research. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Nothing could diminish the spirits of more than 200 runners and walkers who turned out for Lyme Research Alliance's 3rd annual 5K...

2014-04-30 23:04:11

Prominent Social Influencers, Celebrities and Elite Business Leaders Gather at Nation's Top Lyme Organization Gala New York, NY (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 WHO: Pop Icon Debbie Gibson will be joined by stars of “Real Housewives of New York City” Heather Thomson and Countess LuAnn De Lesseps, Actress Karen Allen, 2014 Winter Olympian and Lyme Advocate Angeli VanLaanen, Ann Bass’ daughter Samantha Bass, Annaliese Soros, Grand Prix equestrian jump rider and World Cup finalist Judy...

2014-04-30 12:30:48

DUBLIN, Apr. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9drj5b/hospital_acquired) has announced the addition of the "Hospital Acquired Disease Testing Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This report covers the market analysis for various diagnostic tests performed to detect hospital associated infections, also...


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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