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Aspergillosis and Identifying Environments with Pathogenic Fungi
Aspergillosis and Identifying Environments with Pathogenic Fungi
8/16/2016 10:00:04 AM
In June of this year, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) published updated guidelines for the diagnosis and management of aspergillosis. The guidelines appeared in the journal  Clinical Infectious Diseases  and addressed allergic, chronic pulmonary and invasive aspergillosis. Aspergillosis can be a life-threatening condition, but the Centers for Disease …
Protecting Workers and the Public from Exposure to the Zika Virus
Protecting Workers and the Public from Exposure to the Zika Virus
8/15/2016 8:48:38 AM
Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued travel guidance that recommends pregnant women avoid travel to a neighborhood in Miami where several Zika infections were recently confirmed and the agency found persistent mosquito populations. The unprecedented travel warning for an infectious disease in a neighborhood in the United States …
Tick Season Creates Lyme Disease Concerns for Many
Tick Season Creates Lyme Disease Concerns for Many
8/12/2016 8:58:25 AM
As recently as 2010, more than 22,500 confirmed and 7,500 probable cases of Lyme disease were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium known as  Borrelia burgdorferi  and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. The blacklegged tick spreads the disease in the Northeastern, …
Lyme Advocates Petition CDC to End Preferential Treatment of IDSA Guidelines
Lyme Advocates Petition CDC to End Preferential Treatment of IDSA Guidelines
8/8/2016 7:00:00 AM
A D.C. based citizens action group wants the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta to change its stance on the treatment of Lyme disease in the United States. The Patient Centered Care Advocacy Group filed a “citizen petition” with the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention calling on it to end the preferential treatment it extends to the Infectious Diseases …
Identifying Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazards on Boats
Identifying Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazards on Boats
8/4/2016 8:42:41 AM
Millions of people enjoy spending their time on all types of boats during the summer season. While many people relish their time on lakes, rivers or the ocean, boats powered by a combustion engine should be aware of potential carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning hazards. The U.S. Coast Guard’s Boating Safety Division warns boaters that exposure to carbon monoxide can harm or …
Scientists Make Breakthrough In Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance
Scientists Make Breakthrough In Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance
7/29/2016 9:05:35 AM
Scientists have developed a pioneering new treatment to prevent bacterial skin infections, which could be used in the battle against ‘superbugs’, such as MRSA. The new treatment, developed by researchers at the University of Sheffield and funded by Age UK, is a new way to prevent skin wounds, such as bed-sores and ulcers, becoming infected. This new treatment has been …
Protecting Outdoor Workers from Lyme Disease Exposure Risks
Protecting Outdoor Workers from Lyme Disease Exposure Risks
7/26/2016 2:05:32 PM
The most common tick-borne disease in the United States is Lyme disease according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. The blacklegged tick spreads the disease in the northeastern, mid-Atlantic and north-central …

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