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2014-06-28 09:47:39

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine New study shows extent of neonatal infections in South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America Nearly 7 million babies in the first month of life (neonates) required treatment for severe bacterial infection in South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America in 2012, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The estimates, which are the first of their kind, indicate the high burden of neonatal bacterial...

2014-06-28 09:28:48

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Human antibody therapy successfully combats virus 5 days after infection An interdisciplinary research team from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and three groups within the National Institutes of Health reports a new breakthrough in countering the deadly Nipah virus. The human monoclonal antibody known as m102.4 is the first effective antiviral treatment for...

2014-06-26 23:13:02

The hidden, unseen danger on the battlefield will show up as twice as many black-legged ticks that are being detected along the eastern United States. These ticks are notorious for carrying Lyme disease and many other infections. (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 On July 9th, 1864, the Battle of Monocacy was won by over 15,000 Confederate troops fighting against approximately 6,000 Union troops outside of Frederick, Maryland. Some of these troops may have been wearing body armor to protect themselves...

2014-06-22 23:00:36

International team of scientists find liver problems may complicate inadequate treatment of tickborne illness. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 22, 2014 A new study suggests that persistent infection may cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) in Lyme disease. The study was published in the online journal Research Open Access. Lyme disease is a tickborne infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a type of corkscrew-shaped bacteria known as a spirochete (pronounced spiro’keet). Last...

2014-06-20 16:22:57

OTTAWA, June 20, 2014 /CNW/ - This public health notice has been updated to include 8 additional cases that have been added to the investigation. There are now 52 cases in four provinces (BC, AB, ON, QC) involved in this investigation and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has updated the food recall warning to include additional information for chia seed products. Why you should take note ------------------------------ The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating...

2014-06-19 08:28:58

New 70% Alcohol-Based Formulation and Educational Resources Target Healthcare Staff, Visitors and Patients ORANGEBURG, N.Y., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes that hand hygiene is the single most important intervention that helps prevent the spread of infection.([1]) PDI, leader in the continual development of hand hygiene and infection prevention products and solutions, announced the launch of new comprehensive...

2014-06-17 23:15:39

Parents of infants seeking natural remedies for baby ear infections have made LifeWithinCenter.com’s “Baby Ear Infection” blog post the most-visited page on the site. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 LifeWithinCenter.com officially has a new most-visited page, thanks to parents seeking a baby ear infection remedy and needed relief for their children. Baby ear infections are a painful and often chronic problem for many infants, despite repeated treatments. This has led parents...

2014-06-17 23:03:04

New research study “Antibiotics Partnering Terms and Agreements” worked out by CurrentPartnering is now available at MarketPublishers.com. London, UK (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Antibiotics are antimicrobial compounds, used to treat a broad range of various bacterial infections in humans as well as animals and plants. Antibiotics have saved countess lives since their discovery. Antibiotics are effective against certain fungal and bacterial infections and are also used a treatment for...

2014-06-17 04:21:32

BATH, England, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlas Genetics Ltd ("Atlas" or the "Company"), developer of innovative, ultra-rapid diagnostics to enable a 'test and treat' solution to infectious diseases, today announces that the installation and commissioning of its manufacturing line for the Atlas io(R) Cartridge at Bespak has completed. The io Cartridge was developed in collaboration with Bespak for use with the Atlas io Reader, which together form a Point of Care system...

2014-06-16 13:04:56

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Parasitic worm genome and biology provides a solid basis for the development of new interventions Researchers have deduced essential biological and genetic information from the genome sequence of the whipworm, an intestinal parasitic worm that infects hundreds of millions of people in developing countries. This information acts as the foundation for the development of new strategies and treatments against this debilitating parasite. The whipworm is...


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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