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2014-04-01 08:29:55

CHICAGO, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Get tested", says MRSA Survivors Network's founder and national spokesperson Jeanine Thomas. "It could save your life". Healthcare-acquired infections, community-acquired MRSA methicillin-resistant staphyloccocus aureus (CA-MRSA) and antimicrobial resistance- (AMR) are a major global health threat and crisis. Every single day in the United States >200 patients die from a preventable healthcare-acquired infection. Patients...

2013-10-03 23:27:18

The global market for healthcare-acquired infections (HAI) treatments and products was valued at $12.3 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $14.3 billion by 2013. BCC Research projects the market to grow to $21.3 billion in 2018, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.2% from 2013 to 2018. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 According to a new technical market research report, Healthcare-Acquired Infections: Devices, Pharmaceuticals and Environmental...

2013-10-02 08:30:03

CHICAGO, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MRSA survivors along with physicians and lawmakers gathered for the Chicago-based nonprofit MRSA Survivors Network's 5(th) Annual World MRSA Day Kickoff Event & Global C. difficile Summit on Sept. 28, 2013 in Chicago. The event was a great success and raised awareness for the fight against MRSA and healthcare-acquired infections. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091005/MRSALOGO) "The U.S. Congress must declare MRSA and...

2011-08-17 19:57:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A businessman from Texas has invented a miraculous new medical laser machine haled as one of the most important medical inventions and scientific advancements in modern history. The miraculous machine uses laser light energy to penetrate tissue and organs to kill harmful germs and bacteria during surgical procedures to help prevent surgical site infections (SSIs) which currently contribute to the estimated 100,000 annual deaths attributed to...

2010-06-14 07:31:00

CHICAGO, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MRSA Survivors Network with MRSA survivors, family members and other victims of healthcare-acquired infections unite across the globe and on World MRSA Day, October 2, 2010 in a grassroots movement to raise awareness and push for more mandated reporting of infections, MRSA screening laws, funds to raise awareness and educate the public on prevention, which will save lives. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090825/DC65136LOGO ) Jeanine...

2009-02-25 08:53:00

Washing your hands best way to curb the spread of germs HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health today reminded residents to visit www.CleanHandsSaveLives.org site for tips and other resources on how to protect themselves from healthcare-acquired infections - also known as HAIs. "Pennsylvania is proud to be the first state to require comprehensive, in-state HAI reporting," said Secretary of Health Everette James. "We have also worked with all of the...