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Flu cases rising at alarming rates

As 2017 has gotten underway and much of the country has their attention turned to the new presidency, the flu virus is starting to take hold. According to the recent FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the cases of influenza continue to rise....

source: By Joan Spitrey
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Angela Ballard, RN, EMT , writes: "The last time you walked into a patient’s hospital room, what was touching the floor? A purse or briefcase? A cellphone charger? The call button? The TV remote? A blood pressure cuff? Pulse...

source: Daily Nurse

Dr. Michael Mosley writes: "I was born in India and, as a young child, I developed a serious gut infection that would have killed me if it hadn't been for antibiotics. These days a young child in India, with the same condition, would be far more vulnerable because of the...

source: BBC

Please join us for an upcoming webinar May 23 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. ET, “Conflict Management in Times of Competing Resources and Priorities,” as part of the Outbreak Response Training Program....

source: SHEA

An international team of researchers, led from Karolinska Institutet, has identified two receptors on the cells in the blood vessels of the brain that can be blocked and thereby prevent pneumococci from entering the brain. The study, which is published in The Journal of...

source: Karolinska Institutet via Medical Xpress

Leading hospital superbugs known as the enterococci arose from an ancestor that dates back 450 million years — about the time when animals were first crawling onto land (and well before the age of dinosaurs), according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard...

source: Harvard Medical School

Between August and March, a deadly superbug spread to 10 infants in the intensive care unit of UC-Irvine Medical Center — the hospital where researchers developed a leading strategy to prevent the spread of that very superbug,...

source: Ars Technica


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