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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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Join us as SHEA hosts an in person workshop for the joint SHEA/CDC Outbreak Response Training Program in Philadelphia at the Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square from June 20-21. The training workshop includes lectures, case studies...

source: SHEA

The public could soon get a look at confidential reports about errors, mishaps and mix-ups in the nation's hospitals that put patients' health and safety at risk, under a groundbreaking proposal from federal health officials. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

source: NPR

The mother of one of 10 infants hit by a potentially lethal superbug at UC Irvine Medical Center disputed this week the hospital administration’s claim that parents were told about the outbreak. Briana Walker of Mission...

source: Los Angeles Times

As resistance to antibiotics grows in the U.S., researchers are looking for new ways to fight germs like Clostridium difficile, a bacterium that can cause fatal infections in hospitals and nursing homes. One way to do that: a CRISPR pill that instructs harmful bacteria...

source: MIT Technology Review

Superbugs like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus often don’t respond to conventional antibiotics, and a host of other infectious diseases are growing more and more resistant to traditional treatments. Scientists at Rockefeller University believe they’ve...

source: FierceBiotech

An antimicrobial stewardship program at Children's Hospital Colorado was shown to be effective at fighting antibiotic resistance. The program is called handshake stewardship based on the personal contact, trust and sealing deals that...

source: United Press International


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