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2014-01-23 12:29:54

Alere(TM) i Transforms Influenza Testing by Providing Highly Accurate, Molecular Results via a Simple, User-Friendly Platform WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), a leading global provider of point-of-care rapid diagnostic and health information solutions, today announced the availability in Europe of the Alere i Influenza A & B test, the first and only molecular test to detect and differentiate influenza A and B virus in less than 15 minutes....

2012-04-02 09:12:31

Today, the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) publish their jointly developed European Union Standards for Tuberculosis Care (ESTC). The 21 patient-centered standards aim to guide clinicians and public health workers to ensure optimal diagnosis, treatment and prevention of tuberculosis (TB) in Europe — with nearly 74,000 reported TB cases in the EU/EEA in 2010 clearly showing that TB remains a public health challenge...

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2009-11-19 06:20:00

Europe has been hit with the dangerous and expensive problem of hyper-resistant bacteria because of excessive antibiotic use, according to health experts gathering in Stockholm on Wednesday. This marked the 2nd annual European Antibiotics Awareness Day hosted by the Stockholm-based European Centre for Diseases Prevention and Control (ECDC). Experts attending the meeting said that new strain of resistance bacteria was popping up and threatening global health, reported AFP. "Some bacteria are...

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2009-11-10 11:08:10

Using antibiotics to excess is causing extensive resistance in parts of Europe and may stop fundamental medical care like hip replacements, intensive care for premature children and cancer treatment, health experts announced. Dominique Monnet of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control's (ECDC) scientific counsel unit found that the "whole span of modern medicine" is being faced with danger because viruses are become defiant to antibiotic treatment, making the drugs...

2009-09-16 07:21:00

COPENHAGEN, September 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Zsuzsanna Jakab has been nominated as the new WHO Regional Director for Europe by the WHO European Region's governing body in Copenhagen. Mrs Jakab, the first representative of Hungary to lead a WHO region, is currently Director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. She was one of five candidates for the post. Mrs Jakab is scheduled to take up her new post on 1 February 2010, succeeding Dr Marc Danzon, who has served as...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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