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Category Archive: Infection Control

Jan 20 2020

Coronavirus: what is it?

Coronavirus has broken out in China. Thus, it has been in global headlines as of recently. But, what exactly is it? It is mostly found in animals and rarely is seen in humans. Now, humans are catching the disease. …

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Jan 18 2020

E-cigarettes and their dangers

E-cigarettes are still making national headlines. The Center for Disease Control has done further research into the matter. While they are still unsure of what is causing all the deaths, they have a clearer idea now. The CDC has …

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Jan 16 2020

New flu vaccine being developed

Flu season this year was especially rough. It came early and hit hard – three children died from the flu in December, according to WebMd. There is a new vaccine being tested on mice. Thus, it could potentially act …

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Jan 13 2020

Measles still a global health threat

Measles has a vaccine, however, it is still one of the most dangerous health threats in the world. Cases of measles are actually going up globally. In 2018, around 140,000 people died because of it, according to the World …

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Jan 10 2020

Listeria outbreak in America

Listeria is impacting many people this New Year. Almark Foods produces hard boiled eggs. These eggs are the cause of the outbreak. As a result, the company has recalled its products linked to the disease. As a result, one …

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Jan 06 2020

HIV prevention few and far between

HIV infections in America have not gone up or down, according to the Center for Disease Control. There are ways to end this stall, however. Because many Americans are unaware of their options surrounding the infection, many go without …

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Dec 28 2019

HPV vaccine update

The HPV vaccine is regarded as one of the most important for women to obtain. A new study has shown that one dose is as effective as the usual two to three most women get. Also, the study was …

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Dec 09 2019

Flu is rising this season

Flu is unusually high right now. The Center for Disease Control says that this season could peak earlier. There are high rates of it in the south, according to the CDC.
So far, the CDC has reported that 4.8% …

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Nov 26 2019

Antibiotics Awareness Week

This week is Antibiotics Awareness Week. It is important to be know important facts about antibiotics, especially in flu se
One of the biggest misconceptions about antibiotics is that they work against viruses. Viruses are not the same as …

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Nov 22 2019

Vaccines for pneumococcal disease

Vaccines are important to get, particularly as flu season is around the corner. But there is another illness that isn’t on most people’s radar: pneumococcal disease. Thankfully, there is a vaccine.
Pneumococcal disease is extremely deadly, especially in adults. There …

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