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May 29, 2013

May 29, 2013

Large study finds no need for ICU MRSA screening

(CIDRAP News) – Disinfecting all intensive care unit (ICU) patients was found to be more effective and easier to implement than specifically screening ICU patients for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) before disinfection in a study of more than 70,000 patients published today.

Sep 14, 2012

Sep 14, 2012

Policymakers plot next pandemic flu preparedness steps

(CIDRAP News) – US influenza policy experts who gathered in Washington, DC, today called for better vaccines and other steps for improving pandemic and seasonal flu preparedness, themes echoed in an action plan released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

Apr 07, 2011

Apr 07, 2011

IDSA calls for broad attack on antimicrobial resistance

(CIDRAP News) – Warning that medical procedures such as surgery and chemotherapy will become impossible if current trends continue, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) today called for a many-pronged campaign to counter the ever-growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

Nov 04, 2010

Nov 04, 2010

Grants for small biotechs include infectious-disease projects

(CIDRAP News) – Federal officials announced yesterday that $1 billion worth of grants and tax credits will be awarded to thousands of small biotechnology companies to support the development of new medical therapies, including a number of products for infectious diseases.

Aug 30, 2010

Aug 30, 2010

HHS funds development of drug for plague, tularemia

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a contract to a San Francisco company to further the development of a new broad-spectrum antibiotic for treating plague, tularemia, and various resistant infections.

Feb 03, 2009

Feb 03, 2009

Experts weigh new H5N1 vaccine strategies

(CIDRAP News) – At an Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) symposium in Washington, DC, today on seasonal and pandemic influenza, a group of experts fielded questions from reporters on some of the new trends and emerging issues, including prepandemic strategies for H5N1 avian influenza vaccines, now that some countries are stockpiling them.

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