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New test detects MRSA and SA, the leading causes of healthcare-associated infections worldwide PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan.
- Fully human mAb neutralizes multiple virulence factors of S. aureus, including alpha-hemolysin LEBANON, N.H. and VIENNA, Jan.
CDC report provides first snapshot of state efforts to prevent MRSA and deadly diarrheal infections ATLANTA, Jan.
- IRIDICA has the potential to change how pathogens that cause serious infections, such as sepsis and pneumonia, are detected and identified ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Dec.
Unique Phenotypic Targeting Approach Provides Physicians with a Better, Faster Way to Identify MRSA and MSSA WOBURN, Mass., Nov.
Clearstream officials comment on the propensity of secondary infections contracted at hospitals and the fact that they are often not covered by insurance – which could not only compromise patient
Antimicrobial patient and staff stations installed into Western Australian private hospital, capable of a biocidal kill rate of 99% against deadly infections and superbugs. Perth,
LONDON, Oct. 15, 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Infections from activities and procedures taking place within a healthcare facility have become a cause for great concern.
Hospital visitors and staff are greeted with hand sanitizer dispensers in the lobby, by the elevators and outside rooms as reminders to wash their hands to stop infections, but just how clean are patients' hands?
SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruthigen Inc.
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...
Klebsiella pneumoniae is a Gram-negative, non-motile, encapsulated, lactose fermenting, facultative anaerobic, rod shaped bacterium found in the normal flora of the mouth, skin, and intestines. It is the most important member of the Klebsiella genus of Enterobacteriaceae. It is naturally occurring in soil and about 30% of strains can fix nitrogen in anaerobic conditions. Hans Christian Gram developed the technique now known as Gram staining in 1884 to discriminate between K. pneumoniae and...
Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhea among infants and young children and is one of several viruses that cause the stomach flu. It is in the family Reoviridae and is a genus of double-stranded RNA. Most children have been infected by the age of five. Each infection builds on previous immunity and thus subsequent infections are less severe and adults are rarely affected. The fives species of the virus are referred to as A, B, C, D, and E. Type A, which is the most common, causes more...