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PREVENTION NEWS - Page 10

Top 5 Key Takeaways from ASM Microbe 2018
The American Society for Microbiology’s (ASM) annual meeting, held June 7-11, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia, featured results of numerous studies on and advancements being made in infectious diseases. Here are 5 key takeaways from the meeting. 
Transition to Oral Therapy for the Treatment of Bacteremic Urinary Tract Infections
Several recent studies provide valuable insight surrounding the appropriateness of transitioning from intravenous to oral therapy when treating bacteremic urinary tract infections.
Implants for Delivery of Antiretroviral Drugs for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
Implants are promising for long-term, sustained, and reversible delivery of ARV drugs that may bypass adherence challenges for end users.
No Polio in Venezuela, But Challenges Remain: Public Health Watch
A reported case of the deadly disease was a misdiagnosis, but it is still a warning sign of the troubles facing the South American country.
Several US Cities Vulnerable to Measles Outbreaks Due to Declining Vaccination Rates
Researchers are calling for an end to nonmedical exemptions for vaccines in the 18 states that still allow them, saying several metropolitan areas are now vulnerable to measles outbreaks.
Parent Cleansing Reportedly Reduces Skin Infections in Infants
New study finds a decrease in S aureus infections in NICU following new guidelines for parent cleansing prior to skin-to-skin contact.
Infection Prevention Gaps Found Across Critical Access Hospitals
A new study underscores the importance of IP staffing and activities, but will we finally listen?
New Technology Platform Delivers Single-Dose Vaccines Targeting Multiple Viruses
Single-dose vaccines delivered via a new technology platform may offer full protection against Zika, Lassa fever, and Ebola.
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