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Computerized Surveillance System Quickly Detects Disease Outbreaks Among Preschoolers

Provided by Deborah Jacobson, American Academy of Pediatrics ​A web-based system that allows preschools and child care centers to report illnesses to local public health departments could improve the detection of disease outbreaks and allow...

Latest Infectious diseases Stories

2014-10-20 12:31:07

'Emerging Leader Award' aims to inspire a much-needed focus on Lyme disease among researchers SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Lyme Foundation, the leading nonprofit funder of innovative Lyme disease research in the US, today announced a call for applications for its 'Bay Area Lyme Foundation Emerging Leader Award' and accompanying $100,000 grant. This award will be given to a promising scientist who embodies the future of leadership in Lyme disease...

2014-10-19 08:20:58

FERNDALE, Mich., Oct. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of the importance of infection prevention to patient safety, Eloquest Healthcare is joining the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) as a Champion for International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), October 19-25. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130723/DE51604LOGO-b "We are proud to support IIPW," said Tim O'Halla, President and CEO. "By working together and engaging...

2014-10-15 16:29:09

LONDON, Oct. 15, 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Infections from activities and procedures taking place within a healthcare facility have become a cause for great concern. These infection may occur in a postoperative wound or as a complication unrelated to the disease or condition. This report, Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Control Markets: focuses on the market opportunities for companies that can assist hospitals and other healthcare facilities with important HAI mitigation tasks...

2014-10-08 08:26:16

VIENNA and PHILADELPHIA, October 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nabriva Therapeutics AG, a biotechnology company focused on developing pleuromutilins, a new class of antibiotics for the treatment of serious infections caused by resistant Gram-positive and Gram-negative pathogens, announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) as well as Fast Track status designation to Nabriva's lead product lefamulin,...

2014-10-02 12:30:51

DUBLIN, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Hospital Infection Therapeutics Market - Global Industry Analysis, Pipeline Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Hospital infection is also referred to as healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) or nosocomial infection or hospital-acquired infection (HAI). HAI are those infections that develop in...

2014-10-01 23:14:37

The Oliver Law Group P.C. Represents Individuals Who Contracted Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Infections at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, Allegedly Due to Contaminated Other-Sonic Ultrasound Transmission Gel Chicago IL (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 The Oliver Law Group P.C. announces that it has launched a new Other-Sonic Ultrasound Gel lawsuit web page to provide the public with information about the litigation surrounding the 2011 Pseudomonas aeruginosa / bacterial infection...

2014-10-01 12:31:46

LANSING, Mich., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that, effective Sept. 30, it has acquired all the outstanding stock of BioLumix, Inc., an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based manufacturer and marketer of automated systems for the detection of microbial contaminants. The BioLumix business will be consolidated with Neogen's closely related Soleris(®) technology, which is widely used for the detection of spoilage organisms in several food industries, as...

2014-09-30 23:22:34

LRA receives record number of grant applications to advance Lyme disease research. Funds seven promising studies to find a reliable diagnostic test and effective treatment options for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Lyme Research Alliance (LRA), the nation’s largest private non-profit funder of Lyme disease research at universities, today announced the awarding of seven grants worth $587,000 to researchers focused on the identification,...

2014-09-26 23:06:34

With hospitals struggling to do more with less, many are hard pressed to balance cost and resources with infection control program goals. Using their RevEgis clinical predictive analytics solution, Jvion has achieved remarkable predictive results to help providers better target and manage their infection control programs. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 According to a recent study released by The Emerging Infections Program Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Use...

2014-09-25 08:28:38

DUBLIN, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Control Markets: Disinfection, Area, Sterilization, Device Sterilization, Testing-C.diff, Testing-MRSA, Treatments" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Infections from activities and procedures taking place within a healthcare facility have become a cause for great concern. These infection may occur in a postoperative...


Latest Infectious diseases Reference Libraries

Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
2012-05-02 19:12:54

The Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by Informa Healthcare, a trading division in Informa PLC, based in the United Kingdom. As of May 2012, the current editor-in-chief is Ragnar Norrby, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Vaccine Institute. The journal publishes original research and review articles on clinical and microbiological aspects of infectious diseases. Topics include: clinical aspects of infectious...

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2012-04-02 20:35:58

The White-footed Mouse, (Peromyscus leucopus), is a species of rodent native to North America. Its range extends from Ontario, Quebec, Labrador and the Maritime Provinces (excluding Newfoundland) south to the southwestern United States and Mexico. In Texas this creature is known as the Woodmouse. The adult of this species measures 3.5 to 3.9 inches in length, not counting the tail, which can measure an additional 2.5 to 3.8 inches. It weighs typically about an ounce. It has a maximum life...

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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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2011-04-25 16:25:00

Mycoplasma genitalium is a small parasitic bacterium that lives on the ciliated epithelial cells of the primate genital and respiratory tracts. It is the smallest known free-living bacterium. Up until 2002 it was also considered to be the organism with the smallest genome. M. genitalium was isolated in 1980 from urethral specimens of two male patients with non-gonococcal urethritis. Infection is fairly common and can be transmitted between partners during unprotected sex. It can be treated...

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2011-04-15 15:26:30

Haemophilus influenzae is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium first described in 1892 by Richard Pfeiffer during an influenza pandemic. It is generally aerobic but can grow as a facultative anaerobe. H. influenzae was mistakenly considered to be the cause of influenza until 1933 when the flu virology became apparent. It was the first free-living organism to have its entire genome sequenced. The project was completed and published in 1995. Two major categories were defined: the...

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