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Category Archive: Infection Control

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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May 28 2015

Journey towards polio eradication

Polio eradication remains a priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“Without eradication, a resurgence of polio could paralyze more than 200,000 children worldwide every year within a decade,” says Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, Director of the …

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May 12 2015

MERS-CoV linked to camels

MERS-CoV, formally known as Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, is a new coronavirus first reported in 2012 in Saudi Arabia. About 1,000 infections have been reported to the World Health Organization, including infections in the U.S.
According to a study by the Centers …

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May 08 2015

H5N8 transmission concerns

H5N8 virus, a new strain of avian flu (HPAI),  has been tracing an alarming path from its origination in China through South Korea, Russia, Japan, Canada, multiple countries in Europe and the central United States. Researchers believe that since its discovery …

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May 04 2015

Ebola virus treatment options

The Ebola outbreak of the past year was a reminder of the lack of treatment options for people infected. According to the World Health Organization’s Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report, as of November 2014, 15,935 Ebola cases have been reported and 5,689 …

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