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Dangerous Bacteria Persists On Daycare Surfaces Far Longer Than Previously Believed
2013-12-27 04:27:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two types of Streptococcus bacteria responsible for many sore throats and other, more serious infections persist on surfaces far longer than previously believed, according to new research appearing in Thursday’s edition of the journal Infection and Immunity. Previous studies have determined that the bacteria in question, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Streptococcus pyogenes, are unable to live for long outside of the human body....

2013-12-10 23:30:21

FastCare, a South Florida urgent care provider, announced today that its state-of-the-art facilities will provide new and improved care for streptococcus and similar diseases. (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Strep throat is a short-term, bacterial infectious disease common in people between 5 and 40 and many people get it often. While typically it is not life-threatening (unless another condition is suppressing an individual’s immune system), the disease can be painful and take a child out of...

2013-07-18 14:45:53

Facebook posts helped alert public health officials to a strep throat outbreak among a high school dance team in 2012, and DNA fingerprinting led investigators to pasta prepared by a previously ill parent as the likely source. Although strep throat, or Group A Streptococcus (GAS) pharyngitis, usually spreads from person to person by droplets, foodborne transmission is possible, as a report published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases found. The most common form of GAS illness is strep...

2013-05-15 08:30:58

TURKU, Finland, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcDia Ltd (http://www.arcdia.com). ArcDia International Ltd has released results from a clinical study comparing its rapid mariPOC(R) test product to the standard bacterial culture in detection of Group A streptococcal infections. The study results were presented at the GAS Infections 2013 conference, held in Rome in March, by Dr Jukka Vakkila from Mehilainen. Mehilainen is a leading private care provider in Finland. The...

Does Strep Throat Mean You Have To Throw Your Toothbrush Away?
2013-05-05 07:01:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online You might not need to throw out your tooth brush after recovering from a sore throat after all, according to a new study presented Saturday at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) in Washington DC. While some health care professionals tell patients — especially children — to replace their toothbrushes after suffering from a cold, the flu, or a case of strep throat, researchers from the...

2012-12-17 11:11:29

New research from Lund University casts new light on the interaction between the immune system and streptococcus bacteria, which cause both mild tonsillitis and serious infections such as sepsis and necrotising fasciitis. The way in which antibodies attach to the bacteria is linked to how serious the disease is. Antibodies are key to the recognition and neutralization of bacteria by our immune system. The most common antibodies have the shape of a Y, and the two prongs fasten to molecules...

2012-09-21 14:20:50

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health is advising customers of Monarch Medspa in Harrisburg, King of Prussia and Philadelphia that they may have been exposed to Group A Streptococcus, or Group A Strep. The department is warning customers as a precautionary measure after learning that the chain's Maryland location closed on Sept. 19 due to Group A Strep exposure. Since the Maryland employees often work in the Pennsylvania locations...

2012-09-18 13:51:32

Dr. Russell Russo, an Orthopedic Surgeon at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, and other researchers stress that orthopedists should have a high index of suspicion for necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating bacterial infection, in every patient with pain or other symptoms that are out of proportion to the initial diagnosis. Their recommendations are published in the September 2012 issue of Orthopedics Today. Although relatively rare and difficult to diagnose because its symptoms often...

2012-08-01 02:24:32

HUBBARD, Ohio, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NanoLogix (OTC Markets: NNLX), a biotechnology innovator in the rapid detection and identification of live-threat bacteria, is featured today in the USA Today Group B Strep (GBS) Awareness Campaign titled Your guide to Group B Strep. The campaign featured in the USA Today News Section promotes public education on the dangers of GBS in newborns and highlights the latest testing methods to help prevent the disease. Research using NanoLogix BNF...

2012-06-27 11:59:50

A more accurate, faster diagnostic test for Group B Streptococcal infection in babies has been reported in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. The new test could allow better treatment and management of the disease and reduce the risk of mortality among newborns. Group B streptococcus (GBS) infections, caused by the bacterium Streptococcus agalactiae, are the most common cause of meningitis, septicaemia and pneumonia in newborns. In 2010 there were 506 cases of GBS infections in infants...


Latest Streptococcus Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 14:40:22

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...

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2011-04-28 14:27:08

Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus, is Gram-positive, alpha-hemolytic, bile-soluble aerotolerant, anaerobic member of the genus Streptococcus. It was recognized as a major cause of pneumonia in the late 19th century and is thus the subject of many humoral immunity studies. It causes many other types of pneumococcal infections other than pneumonia including acute sinusitis, otitis media, meningitis, bacteremia, sepsis, septic arthritis, peritonitis, cellulites, and brain abscess. It...

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2011-04-15 14:36:05

Enterococcus faecalis "“ formerly classified as part of the Group D Streptococcus system "“ is a Gram-positive, commensal bacterium inhabiting the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and other mammals. It is one of the main constituents of some probiotic food supplements. E. faecalis can cause life-threatening infections in humans. It is frequently found in root canal-treated teeth in prevalence values ranging from 30% to 90% of the cases. It is a non-motile, facultatively anaerobic...

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