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2015-05-05 12:29:28

OTTAWA, May 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Why you should take note Lyme disease is a serious illness that is present in Canada and spreading.

pig farmers
2015-05-05 12:22:02

Swine farmers are six times more likely to be carriers of drug-resistant Staphylococcus than individuals who do not have regular contact with pigs, researchers from the University of Iowa, Kent State University and the National Cancer Institute have discovered.

2015-05-04 12:24:34

C. diff. Spores and More on Voice America, Tuesday, May 5th at 11 a.m. PT ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join us on Tuesday, May 5(th) at 11:00 a.m.

2015-04-30 08:42:27

Company's Conference Presence to Feature 14 Posters on Clinical Success of MEDIHONEY ®, AMNIOMATRIX®, AMNIOEXCEL® and TCC-EZ®, and Saturday Breakfast Session on Complex Wounds PRINCETON,

2015-04-28 12:32:38

After the death of a patient, a Northwestern Medicine thoracic surgeon determines possible cause of rare infection, likely saving lives of future lung transplant patients CHICAGO,

2015-04-28 08:39:02

WHO campaign raises awareness for important role hand hygiene plays in reducing the spread of infection in healthcare settings. AKRON, Ohio, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The World

2015-04-24 08:30:14

As well as results from its Pivotal Phase 3 C-EDGE Programme Evaluating Grazoprevir/Elbasvir Showing High Sustained Virologic Responses Across Broad Range of Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Virus

taiga tick
2015-04-23 10:27:35

Researchers working in China have identified a new bacterium capable of infecting and causing illness in humans, according to a new report in the journal Lancet Infectious Disease.

2015-04-23 04:21:59

- Data from OPTIMIST-1 and OPTIMIST-2 Trials Showing SVR12 Rates of 97 Percent and 84 Percent to be Presented at The International Liver Congress(TM) 2015 of the European Association for the Study

2015-04-21 23:02:37

Early Detection of Lyme Disease Possible with Ancon Medical Nanoparticle Biomarker Tagging Technology Device, Further Research Bloomington, MN (PRWEB) April


Latest infection Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 18:03:11

Yersinia enterocolitica is a species of gram-negative coccobacillus-shaped bacterium, belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae. Infection from Yersinia enterocolitica causes the zoonotic disease yersiniosis. Most infected animals recover from the disease and become asymptomatic carriers. Acute infections lead to mild self-limiting entero-colitis or terminal ileitis in humans. Symptoms include watery or bloody diarrhea and fever. After oral uptake it replicates in the terminal ileum and...

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2011-04-28 17:02:45

Labor Induction is a process of giving an artificial start to birth with medical intervention or other methods. When an induction is not performed for emergency or other medical reasons, the method is considered an elective process. The decision to induce labor has increased in recent years due to its convenience or because it easily accommodates busy schedules. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, however, say that labor should only be induced when it is more risky...

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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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2011-04-26 20:59:00

Staphylococcus epidermidis is one of thirty-three known species belonging to the genus Staphylococcus. It is part of our skin flora and can also be found in the mucous membranes and in animals. It is the most common species found in laboratory test due to contamination. It is not usually pathogenic; however, patients with a compromised immune system often risk infection. Infections can be both nosocomial and community acquired and are more of a threat to hospital patients. Hospitals carry...

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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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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.