Infection Control Find the newest stories covering infection and disease control in hospitals, care homes, and the general population. This section contains information on testing, monitoring, treatment options, vaccine development and distribution, as well as new policy decisions and best practices. Also included are announcements of educational and awareness campaigns. Follow new advances in infection control and prevention with releases about new study results and updated statistical data and analysis.

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Aug 26, 2016, 17:42 ET La FDA recomienda someter a pruebas de detección del virus del Zika a toda la sangre y los componentes sanguíneos donados en los Estados Unidos

 El día de hoy, como una medida de seguridad adicional contra el brote naciente del virus del Zika, la Administración de Alimentos y...


Aug 26, 2016, 11:05 ET FDA advises testing for Zika virus in all donated blood and blood components in the US

As a further safety measure against the emerging Zika virus outbreak, today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a revised guidance...


Aug 26, 2016, 08:35 ET Plastic Bags Cause Infections in Healthcare!

 Infection Prevention Products Inc. releases lab results and test studies that prove the common practice of storing a patient's used...


Aug 26, 2016, 08:30 ET Spotlight Innovation Enters into Sponsored Research Agreement with Florida State University to Support Prof. Hengli Tang in the Development of Treatments for Zika Virus Infection

Spotlight Innovation Inc. (OTCQB: STLT) has entered into a Sponsored Research Agreement with Florida State University (FSU) to support research...


Aug 25, 2016, 13:19 ET Fundación CDC y sus socios inauguran Red de Acceso a Anticonceptivos en Respuesta al Zika (Z-CAN) para las Mujeres en Puerto Rico

Con la rápida propagación del virus del Zika en todo Puerto Rico y por estar en plena temporada de mosquitos, la Fundación CDC...


Aug 25, 2016, 09:09 ET Teachers Invited to Workshop on Zika Prevention and Using Insects in the Classroom

School teachers from Florida and other states are invited to attend a workshop on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Orange County Convention...


Aug 25, 2016, 08:00 ET IBM Announces Inaugural Health Corps Winners

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today named the first five winners of the company's new IBM Health Corps grants, providing $2.5 million worth of public...


Aug 25, 2016, 08:00 ET Award-Winning Actress Judith Light Asks Seniors to Pledge to Get an Annual Flu Vaccination

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is teaming up for the third year with award-winning actress Judith Light to raise awareness that getting an...


Aug 24, 2016, 18:14 ET FDA Is Preparing Guidances that Will Help Food Companies Prevent Foodborne Illness

 When we were drafting and seeking public comment on the rules that will implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), we promised...


Aug 24, 2016, 16:37 ET Seqirus to highlight new data in seasonal influenza prevention at Options IX for the Control of Influenza conference

Seqirus announced today that seven poster presentations reporting results of the company's research and development in seasonal influenza...


Aug 24, 2016, 15:54 ET Zeroing in on Zika

 Mosquito-borne transmission of the Zika virus appeared in South Florida just recently, but at the University of Miami Miller School of...


Aug 24, 2016, 11:35 ET John Snow Inc. (JSI) Selected to Manage Grants For New DREAMS-Innovation Challenge Fund

John Snow, Inc. (JSI) has been selected as funds manager for the DREAMS Innovation Challenge (DREAMS-IC). JSI will oversee awards to more than 50...


Aug 24, 2016, 10:27 ET Media Advisory: Zika Symposium at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology in Orlando

 News reporters are invited to attend a symposium on the Zika virus, which will take place on Monday, September 26, 2016, 9:15 AM - 12:30 PM in...


Aug 24, 2016, 10:00 ET Blake Maher Named New Chief Executive Officer Of SeriousFun Children's Network

 SeriousFun Children's Network has named Blake Maher as its new Chief Executive Officer. Maher will transition from his role as Chief Program...


Aug 24, 2016, 06:00 ET Orlando patient survives Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) using Profounda's drug Impavido® (miltefosine)

 Profounda, Inc. ("Profounda") announced today that the drug Impavido® (miltefosine) was used to successfully treat 16 year old...


Aug 23, 2016, 13:00 ET Saving patients from sepsis is a race against time

Sepsis is caused by the body's overwhelming and life-threatening response to an infection and requires rapid intervention. It begins outside of the...


Aug 23, 2016, 13:00 ET Salvar a los pacientes de la septicemia es una carrera contra el tiempo

La septicemia es causada por la respuesta abrumadora y potencialmente mortal del cuerpo a una infección y requiere una intervención...


Aug 23, 2016, 12:17 ET doTERRA Donates to Thirst Relief International to Provide Communities with Clean Water

The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™ provided a monetary contribution to the nonprofit organization, Thirst Relief International, to help...


Aug 23, 2016, 08:00 ET Extracorporeal Photopheresis (ECP), Including Mallinckrodt's THERAKOS® ECP Immunomodulation, Receives Approval for Reimbursement by Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs

- Approval granted for reimbursement of Extracorporeal Photopheresis (ECP) for Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome (BOS) derived from lung...


Aug 23, 2016, 02:00 ET La photophérèse extracorporelle (PEC), dont l'immunomodulation par PEC THERAKOS® de Mallinckrodt, a reçu l'approbation pour son remboursement par le Département fédéral de l'intérieur (DFI) Suisse

- Approbation octroyée pour le remboursement de la photophérèse extracorporelle (PEC) dans les cas de Syndrome de Bronchiolite...


Aug 23, 2016, 02:00 ET Eidgenössisches Departement des Innern erteilt Erstattungsgenehmigung für extrakorporale Photopherese (ECP), einschließlich der ECP-Immunmodulation THERAKOS® von Mallinckrodt

- Erstattungsgenehmigung für extrakorporale Photopherese (ECP) zur Behandlung eines Bronchiolitis-obliterans-Syndroms (BOS) infolge einer...


Aug 23, 2016, 02:00 ET La fotoferesi extracorporea (ECP), inclusa l'immunomodulazione THERAKOS® ECP di Mallinckrodt, riceve l'approvazione per il rimborso dal Dipartimento federale dell'interno Svizzero

- Approvazione concessa per il rimborso della fotoferesi extracorporea (ECP) per la sindrome da bronchiolite obliterante (BOS) derivante...


Aug 22, 2016, 18:13 ET Departments of Health and Environmental Protection Conduct Tabletop Exercise to Help Bolster Pennsylvania's Zika Preparedness and Response Planning

The departments of Health and Environmental Protection today participated in a tabletop exercise aimed at bolstering the commonwealth's ability to...


Aug 22, 2016, 10:00 ET GOJO Introduces New PROVON® Antimicrobial Foam Handwash That Delivers Effective Germ Kill And Skin Health Benefits To Healthcare Market

 GOJO Industries, a leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions and THE INVENTORS OF PURELL™, has announced...


Aug 22, 2016, 08:30 ET Department of Health Provides Important Tips to Help Pennsylvanians Protect themselves from Lyme Disease

 Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today reminded Pennsylvanians of the importance of taking proper precautions to protect themselves and...