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World MRSA Awareness Month and Protecting the Residents of Puerto Rico from Microbial Exposure Risks
World MRSA Awareness Month and Protecting the Residents of Puerto Rico from Microbial Exposure Risks
10/22/2019 9:00:20 AM
The month of October has been designated as World MRSA Awareness Month. The recognition is meant to draw attention to the seriousness of this superbug infection and spread information on ways to prevent its proliferation.
Dr. John Halmaka Announces Editor’s Choice Award for Blockchain Supply Chain Article at ConV2X 2019
Dr. John Halmaka Announces Editor’s Choice Award for Blockchain Supply Chain Article at ConV2X 2019
10/22/2019
Partners in Digital Health, is pleased to announce the 1st  Annual Blockchain in Healthcare Today #ConV2X 2019 Editor’s Choice Award.  With over 102,000 audience engagements, 76 citations, and readership in over 70 countries worldwide,  Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY)  is the preeminent open-access international peer-review journal for strategic thought leaders, new-era …
Interesting Facts About the Air California Residents Breathe and Testing for Airborne Pollutants
Interesting Facts About the Air California Residents Breathe and Testing for Airborne Pollutants
10/21/2019 11:23:04 AM
California residents with a healthy respiratory system may forget how important clean air quality is but for the millions of people in the state who suffer from asthma, COPD, allergies and other respiratory conditions, the quality of the air they are exposed to every day can have a direct impact on their immediate health and well-being.
ConV2X 2019 Announces Innovation Pitch Winners
ConV2X 2019 Announces Innovation Pitch Winners
10/21/2019 8:00:00 AM
ConV2X 2019 presented “Proving Market Value with Pragmatic Innovation in Healthcare.” Hosted by Partners in Digital Health, the 3rd annual event was held in Boston on October 15, 2019.
Health Department Reacts to Shigella Infections Linked to Playground Splash Pad and Fountains at City Park
Health Department Reacts to Shigella Infections Linked to Playground Splash Pad and Fountains at City Park
10/17/2019 11:37:48 AM
During this summer’s heat wave, countless families made their way to beaches, lakes and water parks to cool down. For a number of families in New York City, that meant enjoying the splash pad and fountains at a park in Queens.
Environmental Testing for Acinetobacter and Other Drug-Resistant Pathogens in High Risk Environments in California
Environmental Testing for Acinetobacter and Other Drug-Resistant Pathogens in High Risk Environments in California
10/10/2019 8:40:41 AM
Earlier this year, the  Los Angeles Times  published an article about efforts scientists are taking to try and combat multidrug-resistant superbugs. The report specifically mentioned strains of  Acinetobacter  and several other microbial pathogens that are now resistant to most medicines that were once used to treat infections caused by these microorganisms.
Urgent funding boost and
Urgent funding boost and "reality check" needed to sustain HIV and TB progress
10/8/2019 3:46:09 AM
A decline in international funding could reverse lifesaving gains and cause an “epidemic rebound” of HIV and tuberculosis (TB) in some countries, said Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Monday in a report released ahead of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria’s replenishment conference.
1,000 Ebola survivors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
1,000 Ebola survivors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
10/7/2019 8:22:50 AM
As the 1000th Ebola survivor returns home, United Nations agencies working to stop the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) commended the strong leadership of the DRC health authorities and the tireless efforts of thousands of local health workers and partners that have led to 1000 people surviving the disease.
FDA approves second drug to prevent HIV infection as part of ongoing efforts to end the HIV epidemic
FDA approves second drug to prevent HIV infection as part of ongoing efforts to end the HIV epidemic
10/4/2019 11:02:26 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved (October 03, 2019) Descovy (emtricitabine 200 mg and tenofovir alafenamide 25 mg) in at-risk adults and adolescents weighing at least 35kg for HIV-1 pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to reduce the risk of HIV-1 infection from sex, excluding those who have receptive vaginal sex.
Testing Surfaces in California Healthcare Facilities and High Risk Environments to Identify the Presence of Harmful Bacteria
Testing Surfaces in California Healthcare Facilities and High Risk Environments to Identify the Presence of Harmful Bacteria
10/3/2019 10:21:33 AM
Streptococcus pneumoniae  bacteria, sometimes referred to as pneumococcus, can cause many types of illnesses known as pneumococcal disease. Some of which, such as meningitis, can be life-threatening.
The Risks of Legionnaires’ Disease Exposure in Healthcare Facilities in California
The Risks of Legionnaires’ Disease Exposure in Healthcare Facilities in California
10/2/2019 2:59:30 PM
The Sun  published an article earlier this year about the discovery of  Legionella, the microbial pathogen that causes Legionnaire’s disease and Pontiac fever, at a VA Medical Center in Southern California.
NIH forms new collaborative influenza vaccine research network
NIH forms new collaborative influenza vaccine research network
10/1/2019 3:48:51 PM
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has initiated the Collaborative Influenza Vaccine Innovation Centers (CIVICs) program, a new network of research centers that will work together in a coordinated, multidisciplinary effort to develop more durable, broadly protective and longer-lasting influenza …
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria spread by washing machine
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria spread by washing machine
9/30/2019 10:09:19 AM
Antibiotic-resistant pathogens can be spread via washing machines. This has been proven by hygienists at the University of Bonn for a children’s hospital in which a Klebsiella oxytoca type was repeatedly transmitted to newborns.
Investigation into Recent Rise in Cyclospora Infections Announced by the Maryland Department of Health
Investigation into Recent Rise in Cyclospora Infections Announced by the Maryland Department of Health
9/27/2019 11:27:47 AM
This summer, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) announced it was investigating an increase in reported  Cyclospora  infections from multiple jurisdictions across the state.
Deadly Waterborne Amoeba Contracted After Swim at Water Park
Deadly Waterborne Amoeba Contracted After Swim at Water Park
9/26/2019 10:39:18 AM
Public health officials, along with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and Cumberland County Department of Public Health, announced that an individual passed away earlier this year after contracting an illness caused by an amoeba.
AstraZeneca to present next wave of science in respiratory disease at ERS International Congress
AstraZeneca to present next wave of science in respiratory disease at ERS International Congress
9/26/2019 3:25:53 AM
AstraZeneca will present new data on its portfolio of inhaled combination and biologic therapies, and pipeline of emerging medicines at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress, which takes place from 28 September to 2 October in Madrid, Spain.
FDA Approves First Live, Non-Replicating Vaccine to Prevent Smallpox and Monkeypox
FDA Approves First Live, Non-Replicating Vaccine to Prevent Smallpox and Monkeypox
9/25/2019 9:32:12 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today (September 24, 2019) the approval of Jynneos Smallpox and Monkeypox Vaccine, Live, Non-Replicating, for the prevention of smallpox and monkeypox disease in adults 18 years of age and older determined to be at high risk for smallpox or monkeypox infection.
Blood Donations Enable Sickle Cell Patient to Advocate for Change
Blood Donations Enable Sickle Cell Patient to Advocate for Change
9/24/2019 11:07:54 AM
On the eve of his 30th birthday, the clock struck midnight – and in tandem – Marqus Valentine was struck with paralyzing fear. Doctors had told him that his severe type of sickle cell disease would prevent him from living past age 30.
WHO rationing Ebola vaccines as outbreak still not under control in Democratic Republic of Congo
WHO rationing Ebola vaccines as outbreak still not under control in Democratic Republic of Congo
9/24/2019 5:00:01 AM
The World Health Organization (WHO) is rationing Ebola vaccines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and hampering efforts to make them quickly available to all who are at risk of infection, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
Eleven Brands of Hummus Recalled Due to Listeria Contamination Concerns
Eleven Brands of Hummus Recalled Due to Listeria Contamination Concerns
9/23/2019 8:56:22 AM
Eleven brands of hummus offered in dozens of varieties were recently voluntarily recalled by a Texas company after microbial contamination concerns were found.

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