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Can a deadly form of hand, foot, and mouth disease hit the US? - Boston.com

Can a deadly form of hand, foot, and mouth disease hit the US? - Boston.com | Infectious Disease Prevention | Scoop.it
NEWS.com.auCan a deadly form of hand, foot, and mouth disease hit the US?

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Hospital acquired infections by state

Hospital acquired infections by state | Infectious Disease Prevention | Scoop.it
Each year, an estimated 722,000 people hospitalized will come out with a serious hospital-acquired infection. A staggering 75,000 of them will actually die in the hospital due to the HAI.
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Preventing HAIs Is More Cost Effective Than Treating Them | NurseTogether.com

Preventing HAIs Is More Cost Effective Than Treating Them | NurseTogether.com | Infectious Disease Prevention | Scoop.it
Hospital-acquired infections in the ICU should be prevented to save lives and money. What role do nurses play and how do we advocate our patients?
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Enterovirus concerns: Health officials warn to be wary

The enterovirus is proving to be more devastating than first thought. Subscribe to KOAT on YouTube now for more: http://bit.ly/1jocB9r Get more Albuquerque ...
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Gov. Dayton declares state of emergency over bird flu outbreak - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Gov. Dayton declares state of emergency over bird flu outbreak - Minneapolis Star Tribune | Infectious Disease Prevention | Scoop.it
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British superbug outbreak 'could kill 80,000'

British superbug outbreak 'could kill 80,000' | Infectious Disease Prevention | Scoop.it
Exclusive: A Government report warns that tens of thousands could die because of new strains of bacteria and viruses resistant to drugs

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Up to 80,000 people in Britain could die in a single outbreak of an infection due to a new generation of superbugs, according to an official Government forecast.

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Florida Confirms Measles In 2 Unvaccinated Adults - CBS Local

Florida Confirms Measles In 2 Unvaccinated Adults - CBS Local | Infectious Disease Prevention | Scoop.it
Two cases of measles have been confirmed by the Florida's Department of Health. The measles were found in two unvaccinated adults in Indian River County.
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The question is "How do you contain it and keep it from spreading?"

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Safety in long-term care facilities must include effective disinfection – Sanosil International

Safety in long-term care facilities must include effective disinfection – Sanosil International | Infectious Disease Prevention | Scoop.it
Safety in long-term care facilities must include effective disinfection
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C. Diff Infection Doubles Chances of Hospital Readmission - HealthLeaders Media

C. Diff Infection Doubles Chances of Hospital Readmission - HealthLeaders Media | Infectious Disease Prevention | Scoop.it
Nearly 8% of infected patients who were readmitted to the hospital were diagnosed with recurrent C. diff, indicating that they had been reinfected in
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Inpatients diagnosed with Clostridium difficile infection,whether acquired in the community or during their hospital stays, were twice as likely to be readmitted within 30 days, according to an analysis of seven Detroit Medical Center health system hospitals.

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Enterovirus may be linked to paralysis in 12 Colorado children, study finds

Enterovirus may be linked to paralysis in 12 Colorado children, study finds | Infectious Disease Prevention | Scoop.it
A new study by researchers from Children's Hospital Colorado suggests a potential link between a rare respiratory virus and a form of paralysis that has so far affected more than 100 children in the US.
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According to the researchers, between August 1st and September 30th, 2014, there was a 36% rise in the number of respiratory-related visits to Children's Hospital Colorado emergency department and a 77% increase in respiratory-related admission rates, compared with the same months in 2013 and 2014.

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Mysterious Childhood Paralysis Linked to a Cold Virus | WIRED

Mysterious Childhood Paralysis Linked to a Cold Virus | WIRED | Infectious Disease Prevention | Scoop.it
Scientists have found evidence that a polio-like virus called EV-D68 is behind a mysterious outbreak of paralysis in children last year.

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Virus's and Bacteria keep changing their make up so that they can spread easier without being harmed by typical cleaning techniques.

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Ed Rybicki's curator insight, April 3, 2015 7:46 AM

And it's going to spread...vaccine time, people!

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Copper kills germs! Startup's copper spray aimed at reducing hospital-acquired ... - MedCity News

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MRSA case reported at Livonia high school - WDIV Detroit

MRSA case reported at Livonia high school - WDIV Detroit | Infectious Disease Prevention | Scoop.it
The school sent a letter home to staff members and families of students on Wednesday.
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MRSA in schools is starting become a common occurrence. The question is what are schools doing to protect our children from this deadly bacteria. 

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Etiology, pathogenesis, antivirals and vaccines of hand, foot, and mouth disease

Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD), caused by enteroviruses, is a syndrome characterized by fever with vesicular eruptions mainly on the skin of the hands, feet, and oral cavity. HFMD primarily affects infants and young children. Although infection is usually self-limited, severe neurological complications in the central nervous system can present in some cases, which can lead to death. Widespread infection of HFMD across the Asia-Pacific region over the past two decades has made HFMD a major public health challenge, ranking first among the category C notifiable communicable diseases in China every year since 2008. This review summarizes our understanding of HFMD, focusing on the etiology and pathogenesis of the disease, as well as on progress toward antivirals and vaccines. The review also discusses the implications of these studies as they relate to the control and prevention of the disease.

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Useful review about a little-known pathogen
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National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Calls on College Campuses to Be Prepared for Meningococcal Disease | UWire

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Calls on College Campuses to Be Prepared for Meningococcal Disease | UWire | Infectious Disease Prevention | Scoop.it
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Calls on College Campuses to Be Prepared for Meningococcal Disease... http://t.co/oaTB1RF8EX
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Legionnaires' disease blamed for man's death at Pa. hospital - PennLive.com

Legionnaires' disease blamed for man's death at Pa. hospital - PennLive.com | Infectious Disease Prevention | Scoop.it
Now a health investigation is ongoing to determine how the patient contracted a fatal case of the disease.
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3rd avian flu outbreak hits 34000 Iowa turkeys - USA TODAY

3rd avian flu outbreak hits 34000 Iowa turkeys - USA TODAY | Infectious Disease Prevention | Scoop.it
Avian flu has been at cites in several states recently.
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Ebola drug cures monkeys infected with West African virus strain - BBC News

Ebola drug cures monkeys infected with West African virus strain - BBC News | Infectious Disease Prevention | Scoop.it
An experimental drug has cured monkeys infected with the strain of the Ebola virus present in West Africa, US-based scientists say.

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Kenneth Weene's curator insight, April 23, 2015 10:09 AM

While I abhor the use of monkeys in drug research, I cannot help but applaud any success in the fight against Ebola and by extension other virulent viruses. We can only hope that this vaccine works on those who are infected and that the method will work on future strains of this fast-mutating virus.

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Dog flu outbreak strikes Midwest - Lawrence Journal World

Dog flu outbreak strikes Midwest - Lawrence Journal World | Infectious Disease Prevention | Scoop.it
Lawrence Humane Society officials are advising dog owners not to transport their pets to states affected by an outbreak of canine influenza.
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Outbreaks happens to more than Humans as this story conveys.

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Is your hospital a breeding ground for healthcare-acquired infections? - Schneider Electric Blog

Is your hospital a breeding ground for healthcare-acquired infections? - Schneider Electric Blog | Infectious Disease Prevention | Scoop.it
Anyone with a green thumb knows that a healthy plant has a “give-and-take” exchange with the soil in which the roots are embedded. Mineral nutrients essential for growth are drawn... Read more »
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The Bacteria Will See You Now: How Little Bugs Create Big Problems in Hospitals

The Bacteria Will See You Now: How Little Bugs Create Big Problems in Hospitals | Infectious Disease Prevention | Scoop.it
Hospitals are changing how they clean their rooms as concerns rise about the spread of dangerous drug-resistant bacteria in medical facilities.
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Earlier this year, two patients at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center died because of infections they acquired at the hospital. Another 179 patients were potentially exposed to the lethal bacteria.

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It’s Not the Crime it’s the Cover-Up: A MRSA lawsuit against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers illustrates the principle

It’s Not the Crime it’s the Cover-Up: A MRSA lawsuit against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers illustrates the principle | Infectious Disease Prevention | Scoop.it
In the Circuit Court of Broward County, Florida, this past Monday, former National Football League kicker Lawrence Tynes filed suit against his former team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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The question is "What did the environmental controls dept do to make sure that the training facility was not only just clean but from from dangerous pathogens.

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Bright idea aims to minimize hospital-acquired infections | Nightly Business Report

Bright idea aims to minimize hospital-acquired infections | Nightly Business Report | Infectious Disease Prevention | Scoop.it
A young biomedical engineer is hoping to reduce avoidable hospital-acquired infections with a lighting technology that kills bacteria.
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On an average day, 1 in 25 patients has at least one infection contracted from a hospital visit, according to a recent report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention based on data collected in 2011.

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Ebola: World Health Organization admits failings in tackling crisis

Ebola: World Health Organization admits failings in tackling crisis | Infectious Disease Prevention | Scoop.it
The World Health Organization has admitted serious failings in its handling of the Ebola crisis and pledged reforms to enable it to do better next time, its leadership said in a statement seen by Reuters on Sunday.
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Disneyland Measles Outbreak Declared Over - TravelPulse

Disneyland Measles Outbreak Declared Over - TravelPulse | Infectious Disease Prevention | Scoop.it
With no new cases after 42 days, the California Department of Public Health said the outbreak has officially ended.
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One hundred and forty seven people in the U.S., including 131 in California were sickened, but no deaths were reported.

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