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2014-06-25 08:31:04

Many more people will die or lose limbs unless new medical treatments are developed and used MEDINA, Ohio, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation (NNFF) today announced a campaign to raise awareness of the tragic inadequacy of the current standard of care for necrotizing fasciitis, or 'flesh-eating' infection --and to push for the adoption of new treatments for this deadly condition. "Too many people are losing their lives or their limbs because...

Sharing A Common Microbiological Connection To Our Mobile Phones
2014-06-24 13:12:03

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online We might be more connected to our mobile phones than we think. According to recent research, such phones reflect a significant microbiological connection with their owners. The study focused on the collection of microorganisms on the items worn or carried by a person regularly. In a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation workshop in Princeton, New Jersey, researchers from the University of Oregon sequenced microbes from the dominant-hand...

2014-05-19 08:28:53

The new treatment, pioneered by Dr. John Crew, uses NovaBay Pharmaceuticals' NeutroPhase® BLOOMFIELD, N.J., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation (NNFF) today announced a successful new referral initiative that is saving the lives and limbs of patients with necrotizing fasciitis, or 'flesh-eating' disease. In the program, the NNFF is connecting patients and their families from all over the United States and other countries with Dr. John Crew,...

2014-05-12 08:31:17

AUSTIN, Texas, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) today announced that Group B Streptococcus (group B strep, GBS) is the fifth assay planned for the launch menu of its new sample-to-answer system, ARIES(TM). The assay will complement Luminex's growing portfolio of ASR and IVD products. Previously announced items in the five assay launch menu targeted for the ARIES system include: Flu A/B and RSV, HSV 1&2, Norovirus, and Clostridium difficile (C. diff)....

2014-05-07 09:51:33

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a genetic risk factor for premature birth. The risk factor is related to a gene that codes for a protein that the scientists have found helps the body's immune cells recognize and fight Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria. These bacteria are found in the vagina or lower gastrointestinal tract of approximately 15 to 20 percent of healthy women, but may cause life-threatening infections, such as sepsis...

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...

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...


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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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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