Friday, September 18, 2009

New Antibiotics Needed
The bacterial challenge: time to react
Why Don’t Doctors Wash Their Hands More?
Further drop in NHS infections

In one UK hospital, an outbreak of C difficile has prompted opening of an isolation ward
Cheap food – not so cheap – if cost of ABR is added
Mandatory screening for patients before going to surgery
UK – falling HAI rates?
Americans expect to get better when they go to the hospital, not worse
For common colds or the flu, the grocer sells chicken soup and orange juice.”
FDA Approves Valcyte(R) (valganciclovir Hydrochloride) To Prevent Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Disease In Pediatric Patients
The Path To New Antibiotics
Biolog Microbial Identification System Identifies Bacterium Contaminating Kidney Dialysis Clinic
Typhoid Fever Cases In U.S. Linked To Foreign Travel
Washington Post Examines Development Of Vaccine For Food Borne Intestinal Illness
GeneThera Announces Plans To Add Therapeutic Testing Component To Johne's Disease Diagnostic Program
Surgical Scrub Solution: It's Good For Patients, Too
What Is Tetanus? What Causes Tetanus?
Surgical Scrub Solution: It's Good For Patients, Too
Center For Communicable Disease Dynamics To Be Established At HSPH To Model Factors Involved In Infectious Disease Spread And Intervention
Also In Global Health News: Africa Measles Eradication; Water, Food Security In South Asia; MDR-TB In Mumbai; SADC Summit; U.S. Cuba Embargo
World Rabies Day Symposium Emphasizing 1 Health Strategy, Hosted By K-State
New Online Learning Tool Launched To Help Kids Protect Themselves From Infections
WHO African Region Considers Measles Elimination - Dr Sambo
Clinical Trials that Address the Problem of Antimicrobial Resistance
Surviving Sepsis Program -- Increased Compliance Gets Results
Professor Barry R. Bloom Named Recipient Of National Award For Contributions To Understanding Immune Responses To Infectious Diseases
Relapse Of Infections Is The Most Challenging Aspect Of Treating Clostridium Difficile Infections In The Hospital Setting
Pioneering Research Succeeds In Producing Industrially Vital Chemical Through Engineered Bacteria
Australia: Hospital Infections Cost $1 Billion In Lost Bed Days
Mosquitoes Don't "Fall" Away As A Major Pest Problem When Summer Ends
Population Growth In Cities Exacerbates Transmission Of Dengue
Despite Financial Crisis, Africa Must Focus On Health, Rwandan President Says At WHO Regional Meeting
FDA Approves Valcyte(R) (valganciclovir Hydrochloride) To Prevent Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Disease In Pediatric Patients
E Coli 0157 In Surrey: Update
Investigation Of Cases Of E.Coli 0157 At Surrey Farm

Disease Transmission And Air Travel -- Two Upcoming Meetings
Pneumonia-Causing Diseases Kill 1.2M Children Under 5 Annually, Studies Say
Beans' Defenses Mean Bacteria Get Evolutionary Helping Hand
Scientists Find Way To Make Bacteria More Vulnerable To Existing Antibiotics
Improving Childhood Immunization Campaigns Could Reduce Sickle-Cell Deaths In Africa, Study Finds
NovaBay Launches Clinical Study For Non-Antibiotic Treatment Of Impetigo, One Of The Most Common Skin Infections
Polio Vaccination Resumes In Pakistan's Swat Valley

Care-Tech Laboratories Agrees To Stop Making, Selling And Distributing Unapproved Antimicrobial Products
South East Asian Ministers Gather At WHO Regional Meeting
Tracking Light-Emitting Bacteria During Infection
Disease-Causing Escherichia Coli: 'I Will Survive'
Fighting Infection With Manuka Honey
Useful Proteins From Bacteria
Fungal Infections: Mounting A Multi-Layered Attack
Probiotics That Ambush Gut Pathogens

Read The ``TRUE LIFE STORY``of a family infected with MRSA