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CDC States that Most Legionnaires’ Disease Cases are Caused by Potable Water
CDC States that Most Legionnaires’ Disease Cases are Caused by Potable Water
12/6/2016 2:31:46 PM
Following a case of Legionnaires’ disease in a resident at a senior living home in New York, the facility has been taking extra precautions and conducting testing to help prevent any further outbreaks.The source of the illnesses has not yet been identified and no other residents developed the disease based on recent reports.
EMSL Chicago Receives CDC ELITE Certification for Hillside, IL Laboratory
EMSL Chicago Receives CDC ELITE Certification for Hillside, IL Laboratory
12/2/2016 10:17:28 AM
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Chicago laboratory is now CDC ELITE certified for Legionella analysis. Nationwide, EMSL is the leading Legionella testing laboratory with 16 CDC ELITE proficient locations throughout the United States and Canada.
LANXESS Virkon S proven to kill highly pathogenic avian influenza strains
LANXESS Virkon S proven to kill highly pathogenic avian influenza strains
12/2/2016 9:57:04 AM
Virkon S, one of the world’s leading veterinary disinfectants, from specialty chemicals company LANXESS, is recognized worldwide as the disinfectant of choice for the emergency disease control of avian influenza (bird flu).
Study suggests handwashing compliance in child care facilities is insufficient
Study suggests handwashing compliance in child care facilities is insufficient
11/29/2016 4:27:35 PM
Child care personnel properly clean their hands less than a quarter of the times they are supposed to, according to a study published in the December issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology ( APIC ).
1 in 7 people living with HIV in the EU/EEA are not aware of their HIV status
1 in 7 people living with HIV in the EU/EEA are not aware of their HIV status
11/29/2016 10:43:06 AM
Almost 30 000 newly diagnosed HIV infections were reported by the 31 European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries in 2015, according to data published today by ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe.
Frontline attack against HIV infection is closer to reality
Frontline attack against HIV infection is closer to reality
11/21/2016 9:50:33 AM
Adelaide researchers have made significant progress in the development of a potential vaccine to protect against HIV infection. For the first time, researchers have shown that a combined approach – using a common cold virus to introduce a vaccine into the body, as well as an injection of a DNA-based vaccine – results in the immune system actively protecting against HIV in …
Cryptosporidium Outbreak Discovered in Ohio
Cryptosporidium Outbreak Discovered in Ohio
11/18/2016 10:21:01 AM
Earlier in November, cases associated with  Cryptosporidium, surpassed 1,000 affected individuals in three Ohio counties. The outbreak was originally declared in August after multiple cases were reported from exposure at various recreational water facilities.
Identifying Formaldehyde Exposure Hazards in Hair Salons
Identifying Formaldehyde Exposure Hazards in Hair Salons
11/17/2016 8:38:36 AM
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that as recently as 2014, there were over 650,000 jobs in the United States for hairdressers, barbers and cosmetologists.
CRE Hospital Infections May Soon Have to be Reported to Los Angeles County Officials
CRE Hospital Infections May Soon Have to be Reported to Los Angeles County Officials
11/15/2016 8:29:11 AM
In October, the  Los Angeles Times  published a news story that Los Angeles County is planning to once again require that hospitals report if a patient becomes infected with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) to health officials.
Indoor Environments in Puerto Rico where the Potential for Aspergillosis Infections are a Major Concern
Indoor Environments in Puerto Rico where the Potential for Aspergillosis Infections are a Major Concern
11/14/2016 3:33:43 PM
A common fungal pathogen can cause a potentially life-threatening condition known as aspergillosis. The culprit is a number of different species of Aspergillus, a fungus that can be found in the outdoor environment and is also frequently found in buildings that have suffered high humidity levels or water damage that has resulted in mold contamination.
Salmonella Exposure Risks for People Raising Backyard Poultry
Salmonella Exposure Risks for People Raising Backyard Poultry
11/14/2016 9:44:00 AM
In communities across the country, an increasing number of people are choosing to raise live poultry in their backyards. This is happening in both rural and urban communities as more towns and cities change ordinances to allow the practice.
Identifying Elevated Indoor Levels of Aspergillus to Help Prevent Aspergillosis
Identifying Elevated Indoor Levels of Aspergillus to Help Prevent Aspergillosis
11/11/2016 10:35:05 AM
Aspergillus  is a common type of mold which can live in both indoor and outdoor environments under the right conditions. It is also the cause of a disease known as aspergillosis.

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