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Health Care Worker Unknowingly Infected with TB Potentially Exposes Over 600 Individuals
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced they are conducting an investigation of tuberculosis exposure at 3 health care facilities.
FDA Warns of Potential Long-Term Risks Of Clarithromycin in Patients with Heart Disease
FDA recommends that health care providers practice caution before prescribing clarithromycin to patients with heart disease due to potentially fatal long-term risks.
Improving Hand Hygiene Efforts in Nursing Homes
The authors of a new study sought to change the constant problem of hand hygiene adherence at their institution: here's how they did it.
CDC's ACIP Recommends Dynavax's Hepatitis B Vaccine To Prevent Virus In Adults
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has included HEPLISAV-B on its list of recommended products for use to vaccinate adults against hepatitis B.
Solving the Problem of Antibiotic Over-Prescribing and Resistance One Provider at a Time: Public Health Watch
One agency estimates that at least 50% of all antibiotic prescriptions written in the United States do not fall under currently accepted practice guidelines.
Molecule May Offer New Potential Treatment Option for Resistant Ocular HSV
A molecule capable of clearing HSV-1 infection in the cells of the cornea could be a promising potential option for those who have developed resistance to current drugs.
Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaigns May Be Key to Eliminating Epidemics Worldwide
Massive vaccination campaigns launched in Brazil and Nigeria strive to quell ongoing outbreaks.
A New Approach To Reducing CAUTIs
Can culturing process changes reduce the impact of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs)?
Influenza A (H3N2) has caused most of the illnesses in this severe flu season, but influenza B is becoming increasingly responsible for more infections as the flu season continues to hit the United States.