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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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While nearly 400,000 residents of long-term care facilities die as a result of healthcare associated infections, these facilities continue to lack the resources, including qualified personnel, necessary to implement adequate infection...

source: Outbreak News Today

Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland scientists have developed a new technique to study how some common disease-causing pathogens can spread up to 4 meters and remain alive in the air for up to 45 minutes. The simple, well-worn advice for...

source: Infection Control Today

Legionnaires’ disease has made headlines again after seven people living in Manhattan were diagnosed with the disease over just 11 days, according to officials at the New York City Health Department. One of the patients —...

source: Healthline

Staphylococcus aureus infections among U.S. hospital patients have been less resistant to key antibiotics in recent years, a new study finds. Between 2009 and 2015, researchers tested antibiotic resistance in more than 19,000 S. aureus samples from 42 medical centers nationwide. "Results...

source: HealthDay News

An initiative led by the Veterans Health Administration reduced Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections by 89 percent over four years in a Veterans community living center in North Carolina, according to research presented...

source: Outbreak News Today

On a chilly autumn morning in northwest London, just outside the Euston train station, Adam Roberts stops at the top of an outdoor staircase, looks around for police, and tries to appear inconspicuous. This is harder than it sounds, and not only because he’s 6 foot...

source: The Atlantic


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