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Category Archive: Infection Control

May 06 2019

Measles is Making a Comeback

The measles vaccine was introduced to the United States nearly 50 years ago. About 30 years later the vaccine had successfully eliminated the disease. Since then, it has made a comeback as 450 cases of the measles have been …

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Mar 21 2019

Universal Vaccine Breakthrough

A new vaccine breakthrough has been discovered. There is a new type of immune cell that can protect you from different types of influenza. Soon, we will not have to update our flu shots every year. This includes influenza  …

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Mar 12 2019

Debunking Vaccines That Cause Autism

Dr. Andrew Wakefields has conducted a study that recently went viral about vaccines. The study had been published in the British Medical Journal and was trying to link Autism with certain vaccines that caused major panic from parents all …

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Feb 25 2019

Sequencing Technology to Detect Viruses

In order to quickly spot viruses in plants, there is a new technology hitting the market. CIRAD, the French Agricultural Centre for International Development, has created the Oxford Nanopore MinION. The MinION uses a sequencing approach to see different …

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Feb 14 2019

New Cancer Detecting Technology

New cancer detecting technology can help decrease cancer deaths throughout the years. Whiteman states that cancer deaths are increasing and by the year 2030 they will increase by one fourth percent. Growing from 8 million to around 13 million. …

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Dec 06 2018

Flu Vaccine Misconceptions

By Julia Vann
With flu season approaching, it’s now more important than ever to get the flu vaccine. However, according CNBC, less and less people have been getting the flu shot every year. It’s time to look at the …

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Sep 07 2018

Antibiotic Resistant Infections

 

by Julia Vann
Imagine a society where a minor cut could threaten your life. It may seem silly, but that is exactly the danger we currently face with the rise of antibiotic resistant infections.
According to a year …

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Nov 16 2017

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

World Antibiotic Awareness Week (Nov. 13-19): The Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance
“This year’s theme: Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics.” (WHO)
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is known as infections that no longer respond to drug treatments. …

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Jun 29 2015

California vaccination bill

On June 25th, California’s assembly voted to approve a bill that would end religious and personal belief exemptions from vaccinations for school children. To officially pass, Gov. Jerry Brown will have to sign off on the bill as well.
The …

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Jun 03 2015

Chloroquine ineffective for Ebola treatment

Chloroquine, an antimalarial drug once thought to be a viable treatment for Ebola, was ineffective in a new study using mice and hamster models.
Chloroquine has been proven safe for humans and is also inexpensive. For more than 30 years, chloroquine …

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