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Time For Your 2018-2019 Flu Shot

CDC Recommends Getting Flu Shot by October 31, 2018 Flu season is almost upon us, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States has issued a recommendation for all persons aged greater than six months who do not have contraindications. What you need to know about this year's vaccine: The vaccine has

By |2018-10-11T20:43:54+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Infectious Disease|Tags: |0 Comments

2nd Congo Ebola Outbreak This Summer Could Be Harder To Contain

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), healthcare workers are monitoring 1,000 people at this time during the newest Ebola outbreak in Congo. The epicenter of the newest outbreak is Beni, and where a medical quarantine has been set up. 44 cases have been reported, 17 of them have been confirmed as Ebola, including 10

By |2018-08-13T15:29:44+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Infectious Disease, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Germs, Bacteria, and Your Hospital Bed

A call for change in hospital cleaning and patient protection measures.  Do you know someone who has been in the hospital recently, or have you been in a hospital bed? Most of us have or will visit a hospital every year for some reason. Hospitals are a breeding ground for germs, despite desperate cleaning measures

R.I.P. Antibiotics

New solutions on the horizon to fight infection It is estimated that superbugs, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, will kill 10 million people annually by the year 2050, costing the global economy $100 trillion. Today, in 2018, 2 million people in the United States alone are infected by superbugs each year, 23,000 of them losing their life. We

By |2018-04-03T15:10:50+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Infectious Disease, Science|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Understanding DNA Sequencing To Prevent and Diagnose Disease

A Webinar By Labroots on New Studies To Combat Infectious Disease Natural flora is impacted by sickness. Natural flora is the healthy bacteria on/in our bodies that protect us from the bad ones. More studies are being done to discover and learn more about microbiome, the full DNA makeup of our bodies, from the inside

By |2017-12-18T17:31:45+00:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: Infectious Disease, News, Science|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Baffled – Why Is Scarlet Fever Is On The Rise

Scarlet fever is on the rise, having some medical experts concerned. The illness is associated with a red rash covering areas of the body, a high-grade fever, and sore throat. Caused by the same or similar bacteria that causes strep throat the disease is treated with antibiotics. Recent outbreaks of Scarlet Fever present the question

By |2017-12-11T18:04:33+00:00December 11th, 2017|Categories: Infectious Disease|Tags: |0 Comments

Ticking Time Bomb, Super Bugs (Bacteria) That Are Antibiotic Resistant

What you need to know about Bacteria It is estimated there at over 5,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 variations of bacteria living on this earth. CBS Sunday Morning Anchor, Jane Pauley, reported on the the discovery of bacteria Sunday, September 17, 2017 during the weekly almanac story. Bacteria was first discovered in human dental plaque by Dutch Scientist Antonie

By |2017-09-19T22:14:45+00:00September 19th, 2017|Categories: Infectious Disease|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Measles Declared Eliminated In 2000, Yet 3 Cases Confirmed In Minnesota

Measles outbreak could stir panic. A third child in Minnesota has been diagnosed with measles. The rare disease was declared eliminated from the United States in 2000, which makes the Minnesota measles drama slightly concerning. All three children live in Hennepin County, and have not traveled outside of the country. Two are siblings, and one

By |2017-10-30T21:54:45+00:00April 17th, 2017|Categories: Infectious Disease, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Leaders in Infection Prevention Unite within Mediaplanet’s “Fighting Infection” Campaign

Mediaplanet announces new " Fighting Infection " campaign focusing on prevention abroad and here in the U.S. Infectious disease affects billions of people on a global scale; from third world countries to hospitals in the United States, it’s a threat that is constantly changing and evolving. Mediaplanet's “Fighting Infection” campaign sparks a conversation on the

By |2017-10-30T21:56:13+00:00March 30th, 2017|Categories: Buzz Worthy, Infectious Disease, News|Tags: |0 Comments

Director of Infectious Disease Research Awarded $2.4 Million Grant For C. Difficile Study

450,000 people are battling an infection known as C. diff, Clostridium Difficile Infection. Approximately 30,000 people die from this each year in the United States alone. The infection hits close to home for me, as one of my close relatives battled two rounds of the infection in the summer and fall of 2016. What is