Pfizer Foundation Donates Millions to Help Combat Zika
The CDC Foundation and the Florida Department of Health have announced that the the Pfizer Foundation has donated millions to improve Zika response efforts.
ASPIRE HIV Prevention Study Reveals Several Key Findings
During the 2016 HIV Research and Prevention (HIVR4P) meeting in Chicago, researchers conducting trials to assess the safety and efficacy of the dapivirine vaginal ring announced several key findings and insights of the ASPIRE study, known as MTN-020.
CDC Reports STDs are on the Rise in the US
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a rise in STDs and a dent in preventive services in their 2015 Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance report.
Mutant Y. pestis May Hold the Key to Potential Vaccine for Plague
A mutated version of Yersinia pestis may hold the key to vaccines for the plague.
Healthcare Provider Attitudes Toward Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Policies
To assess factors associated with the likelihood that healthcare providers will accept seasonal influenza vaccine policy changes, Nova Scotia researchers examined the roles that their knowledge and attitude play in the matter.
Pharmacists are Becoming Valuable Public Health Partners During Flu Season
Pharmacists are critical to expanding access to pandemic vaccination. However, little is known about the relationships and planning activities between public health programs and pharmacies.
The World Health Organization Closes the GAP on Influenza Initiative
Recently, WHO published a paper outlining their decade-long initiative to increase access and regulate production of the influenza vaccine.
Nurse Assist Recalls IV Flush Syringes Due to Burholderia cepacia infections
A voluntary recall has been initiated by Nurse Assist. All unexpired lots of IV Flush Syringes have been potentially linked to bloodstream infections from Burholderia cepacia.
New Technology Detects Antimicrobial Resistance More Quickly
Current traditional culture methods can take up to three days to identify bacteria and test antimicrobial resistances from a urine sample.
Physical Leisure Activity May Reduce Risk of Bacterial Infections
Recent research suggests those who are physically active may have a lower risk of bacterial infections than those who live a sedentary lifestyle.
The Cholera Epidemic in Haiti Continues
For the last six years Haiti has been fighting a severe cholera epidemic and it is unlikely that the fight will end soon.
Consuming High Levels of Zinc Could Make You Susceptible to C. Difficile
According to newly published research, high levels of zinc changes microbiota in the gut decreasing resistance to infections from Clostridium difficile.
Multi-state E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Linked to Beef in Massachusetts
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a multi-state outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7.
Malaria Vaccine Sansaria PfSPZ Put on FDA Fast Track
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is designating Sansaria PfSPZ, a malaria vaccine, to the “fast track” a move that will expedite the process for the drug, now in review.
More Infections Linked to the Consumption of Raw Milk in the United States
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn infections from the consumption of raw milk and products made from raw milk will increase, especially in states where raw milk is legal.
Cat-Scratch Disease May Lead to Serious Illness
Bartonella henselae, the bacterium that causes Cat-Scratch Disease, is carried in the claws and mouth of infected cats and spreads through bites, scratches, or licks to an open wound.
UK Publishes Guide for Health Care Professionals on Reducing the Risk of Listeriosis
The United Kingdom Food Standards Agency has published a guidance for health care and social service organizations who care for vulnerable populations at greater risk for contracting listeriosis and other food-borne diseases.
Atlantic Shellfish Products Recalls Oysters due to Salmonella Contamination
In Quebec, Atlantic Shellfish Products Inc. is recalling oysters from the marketplace after possible Salmonella contamination.
Safety Tips for Pre-packaged Meals and Home-delivered Food
For consumers ordering pre-packaged foods, the United States Department of Agriculture recommends following several food safety tips.
NoroCORE and the Perfect Pathogen: USDA-NIFA Efforts to Control Norovirus
Dubbed 'the perfect pathogen' by researchers, norovirus possesses all the markers of an ideal infectious agent.
Keeping Backyard Flock Owners Safe after Recent Salmonella Outbreaks
As more people are choosing to keep live poultry as pets, educating the public on appropriate health and safety guidelines has become a priority. In response, the CDC is offering recommendations to backyard flock owners.
Connection Between Blood Type O and Cholera Explained in New Study
New research from Washington University in St. Louis may explain why those with blood type O become more severely ill from cholera.
CDC Releases Genome Sequencing Data on Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella
For the first time, the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System includes whole genome sequencing data of bacteria from individuals with antibiotic-resistant Salmonella infections.
Macadamia Nuts Recalled Due to Health Risk
A voluntarily recall of 2.25 oz and 4 oz packages of Diamond of California Macadamia Nuts has been initiated after a sample tested positive for Salmonella contamination.
STEC Prevention Insight Through Collaborative Study from MSU Researchers
A collaborative study at Michigan State University could lead to Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria prevention practices in the cattle farming industry.
Recent Salmonella Outbreak in Utah Linked with Raw Milk
Utah Department of Health officials are investigating a cluster of illnesses associated with raw milk from Heber Valley Milk in Wasatch County.
Drug-resistant Shigella Infection Risk Among Men Who have Sex with Men
In the United States, Shigellosis causes approximately 500,000 illnesses annually and resistance to drugs to treat the infection, such as ciprofloxacin, ceftriaxone, and azithromycin, is emerging.
Listeria Outbreak in Leafy Greens Prompts Change in CDC Listeria Questionnaire
Investigations into a multi-state, multi-year listeriosis outbreak continue, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) change investigative tools, adding “leafy greens” to their Listeria Initiative questionnaire.
Cryptosporidium Outbreak Continues to Grow in Central Ohio
Ohio public health officials are working with pools, schools, and childcare facilities to prevent new infections after Cryptosporidium (Crypto) outbreak grows.
FDA Issues Three New Draft Guidelines under the FSMA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) issued three new Draft Guidances under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
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