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The Importance of Frailty in the Assessment of Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Against Influenza-Rel »
Influenza is an important cause of morbidity and mortality among older adults. Even so, effectiveness of influenza vaccine...
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 26, 2017 »
New antibiotics class   Triple-drug combo for MCR-1 & NDM-5   US MRSA tr...
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News Scan for Jul 26, 2017 »
Saudi MERS case Flu vaccine and frailty Papaya Salmonella advisory MORE >>
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Yemen cholera outbreak tops 400,000, draws high-level UN visit »
Suspected cholera illnesses in Yemen's outbreak have now topped 400,000 cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said to...
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Texas reports first local Zika case of 2017 »
Texas health officials today announced the state's first probable local Zika infection of the year, which also appears to...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAC Express #1317 »
News from the  Immunization Action Coalition  MORE >>
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 25, 2017 »
Funds for antibiotic development Improper antibiotic prescribing MORE >>
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Jul 25, 2017 »
Yellow fever vaccine shortage Predicting Lyme Zika peptide treatment...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Microbiologist highlights diagnostics, engagement to fight AMR »
Hosam Zowawi, PhD, is a bit of an evangelist for antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and he'll enlist anyone in his cause to g...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
WHO: Hospital outbreaks underscore MERS challenges »
Though surveillance for MERS-CoV and response to suspected clusters have improved, especially in hard-hit Saudi Arabia, ea...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
High-Dose Flu Vaccine Lowers Rate of Hospitalization From Respiratory Illnesses in LTC Residents »
In the largest nursing home study to date on the effect of a high dose (HD) flu vaccine, researchers found that vaccines w...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Antibiotics come with 'environmental side effects,' experts say »
Researchers writing in  Microchemical Journal  are bringing attention to the fact that commonly used antibioti...
Monday, July 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 24, 2017 »
Costly NDM-1 outbreak Stewardship and vancomycin Resistant Campylobacter MORE &g...
Monday, July 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Jul 24, 2017 »
Zika pregnancy testing updated   Ebola detection in semen H5N8 outbreaks...
Monday, July 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study: Small drop in vaccine uptake can trigger measles outbreak »
A modeling study today in  JAMA Pediatrics  shows that even a 5% reduction in vaccine coverage could trigger a...
Monday, July 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Papaya-linked Salmonella outbreak sickens 47 in 12 states »
A  Salmonella  Kiambu outbreak likely linked to eating contaminated Maradol papayas has sickened 47 people in...
Monday, July 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Potential public health, economic consequences of declining childhood vaccination »
An article published by  JAMA Pediatrics  estimates the number of measles cases in U.S. children and the assoc...
Monday, July 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Researchers develop new method to generate human antibodies »
An international team of scientists has developed a method to rapidly produce specific human antibodies in the laboratory....
Friday, July 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Jul 21, 2017 »
H7N9 case in China Zika birth defects High-dose flu vaccine in nursing home patients...
Friday, July 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Yemen's cholera epidemic called 'worst ever' by Oxfam »
In just over 3 months, Yemen has reported more than 368,000 cholera cases, the most recorded in a single year, according t...
Friday, July 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
High levels of resistant E coli found in Indian poultry »
A survey of commercial poultry producers in India has revealed high levels of antibiotic resistance in chickens raised for...
Thursday, July 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 20, 2017 »
Origins of MRSA Drug-resistant gonorrhea Antiretroviral-resistant HIV MORE >>
Thursday, July 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Jul 20, 2017 »
Produce safety funds   Ebola risk factors Zika, GBS link MORE >>
Thursday, July 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report details economic benefits of US global health R & D »
Against the backdrop of steep cuts in global health spending proposed in President Donald Trump's budget, two health advoc...
Thursday, July 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC keeping a watchful eye on Candida auris »
In June 2016, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a clinical alert about an emerging multidrug-...
Thursday, July 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: QuickStats: Percentage* of Office-Based Primary Care Physicians Accepting New Patients, by Sou »
Overall, 88.9% of primary care physicians reported that they accepted new patients. However, acceptance varied by the pati...
Thursday, July 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Announcement: Community Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations for Multicomponent Inte »
Established in 1996 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the task force is an independent, nonfederal pane...
Thursday, July 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Notes from the Field: Hospital Contact Investigation for a Patient Who Developed a Zoster Vacc »
On January 30, 2015, the public health department of a Maryland hospital was notified of a patient who developed a dissemi...
Thursday, July 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Notes from the Field: Cronobacter sakazakii Infection Associated with Feeding Extrinsically Co »
In April 2016, a female infant was born via Cesarean delivery at 29 estimated gestational weeks and had a birthweight of 3...
Thursday, July 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Notes from the Field: Cluster of Acute Flaccid Myelitis in Five Pediatric Patients — Maricopa »
In 2016, CDC saw an increase in cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM); 144 persons in 37 states and the District of Columb...
Thursday, July 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Progress Toward Measles Elimination — Bangladesh, 2000–2016 »
In 2013, at the 66th session of the Regional Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) South-East Asia Region (SEAR...
Thursday, July 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Surveillance for Silicosis Deaths Among Persons Aged 15–44 Years — United States, 1999–2015 »
Silicosis is usually a disease of long latency affecting mostly older workers; therefore, silicosis deaths in young adults...
Thursday, July 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Racial and Ethnic Differences in Homicides of Adult Women and the Role of Intimate Partner Vio »
Homicide is one of the leading causes of death for women aged ≤44 years.* In 2015, homicide caused the death of 3,519 girl...
Thursday, July 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Have Long Resided on Ready-to-Eat Foods »
Investigators from California State University - Northridge presented an abstract at the  American Society of Microb...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 19, 2017 »
AMR in the food chain Stewardship and skin infections MDR plasmid transfer...

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