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Nov 07, 2013

Nov 07, 2013

News Scan for Nov 07, 2013

Campylobacter in chicken livers
Call for rabies elimination
H1N1 spread on airplanes
MRSA on buses

Oct 23, 2013

Oct 23, 2013

News Scan for Oct 23, 2013

Meningococcal vaccine option for babies
Drug-resistant bacteria in the ICU

Oct 07, 2013

Oct 07, 2013
ICU monitor

Study: ICU gowns, gloves have limited impact on VRE, MRSA

Wearing gowns and gloves in all ICU rooms didn't lower the combined levels of two key drug-resistant threats significantly.

Sep 23, 2013

Sep 23, 2013

News Scan for Sep 23, 2013

Ebbing flu vaccine effectiveness
MRSA increase in kids
Group decries poultry inspection program

Sep 18, 2013

Sep 18, 2013

News Scan for Sep 18, 2013

H7N9 surveillance
Test for viral, bacterial infections
Plague cases, deaths
Malaria prevention in pregnancy
MRSA pneumonia

Sep 16, 2013

Sep 16, 2013
Manure spreading in field

MRSA studies: Incidence down; field manure may be risk factor

Healthcare-related MRSA cases are down, but where a person lives may influence risk.

Sep 12, 2013

Sep 12, 2013

News Scan for Sep 12, 2013

Dengue cases in Florida
Health departments and the recession
European foodborne disease
C diff, MRSA treatments

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.

May 23, 2013

May 23, 2013

Unusual pathogens ruled out in Alabama illness cluster

(CIDRAP News) – Test results on a cluster of Alabama patients hospitalized with similar respiratory symptoms indicated no unusual pathogens but instead a variety of common respiratory viruses and bacteria, state health officials announced today.


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