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 11, 2016, 16:02 ET Vitamin Angels Hosts First-Ever Summit of NGOs in Haiti

Earlier this month, Vitamin Angels, a charity that provides nutritional support to children and mothers in need, convened a summit of nonprofit...


Aug 11, 2016, 14:00 ET Pennsylvania Secretary Wiessmann Warns Investors of Zika Virus-Related Scams

 The Department of Banking and Securities warns consumers to investigate companies that offer investment opportunities based on claims of...


Aug 11, 2016, 12:09 ET SystemOne Wins USAID Grand Challenge Grant for Combating Zika and Future Threats

SystemOne, a connected diagnostics company developing data-driven healthcare insight and solutions, today announced that it will be among the award...


Aug 11, 2016, 09:47 ET Michigan Science Center's "Ford Fun Free Day" to Provide Free Back-to-School Immunizations

This Saturday, August 13, is the Michigan Science Center's Back-to-School "Ford Fun Free Day." The event, sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund,...


Aug 11, 2016, 09:12 ET Aethlon Medical Announces Zika Virus Data

 Aethlon Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD), a developer of immunotherapeutic technologies to combat infectious disease and cancer, announced today...


Aug 11, 2016, 07:00 ET PrEP Biopharm Limited announces new CFO, Mike McGuinness, and new Head of CMC, Anna Slater

 PrEP Biopharm Limited, a private independent drug development company for respiratory infectious disease products, announced today that...


Aug 10, 2016, 15:15 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Offers Guidance on Zika Outbreak

A travel warning is currently in place for pregnant woman to avoid an area of Miami due to a mosquito-borne outbreak of the Zika virus....


Aug 10, 2016, 10:47 ET First Doses of Flublok® Influenza Vaccine of 2016/17 Have Shipped

Protein Sciences Corporation announced that the FDA has approved and released the first lots of Flublok® influenza vaccine for distribution...


Aug 10, 2016, 10:33 ET Kalorama: Couldn't Make it To AACC 2016? New White Paper Sums Up IVD and Lab Trends Evident at Meeting

 The IVD and laboratory industry met in Philadelphia for the American Association for Clinical Chemistry last week in Philadelphia, but not...


Aug 10, 2016, 09:00 ET New research examining link between antibiotic use in farm animals and antibiotic resistance in humans leads to more questions

 As controversy continues concerning the use of antibiotics in food animals and the relationship to drug-resistant infections in humans, a...


Aug 10, 2016, 08:00 ET BiondVax Invited to WHO Influenza Vaccine Meeting

BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: BVXV, TASE: BVXV) today announced that it has been invited to participate in the 'Eighth WHO meeting on the...


Aug 10, 2016, 08:00 ET Online Game Helping Brazil Beat Dengue

- Game-changer: Play and Share New Interactive Dengue Fever Game As the Olympic Games kick off in Rio, a new online game is raising awareness of...


Aug 10, 2016, 06:30 ET Veritas Reaches Important Scientific Milestone; Animal Studies Fully Underway to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of Cannabis Strains

Veritas Pharma Inc. (CSE: VRT; OTC: VRTHF; and Frankfurt: 2VP), ("Veritas" or the "Company"), an emerging discovery and IP development company,...


Aug 09, 2016, 12:42 ET CDC Responding to Zika Virus in United States; Expert to Speak at American Veterinary Medical Association Convention

As the number of Zika-infected patients keeps rising in the United States and its territories, so do the concerns. "We are focused on and frankly...


Aug 09, 2016, 10:45 ET Pennsylvania Parents Urged to Vaccinate Children before Start of School Year; Statewide Immunization Clinics Scheduled for Eligible Kids

  With the start of a new school year just around the corner, the departments of Health and Education are launching the "Don't Wait....


Aug 09, 2016, 09:00 ET IAVI Awarded NIH Contract to Expedite AIDS Vaccine Development

The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) has been awarded a new contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases...


Aug 08, 2016, 14:57 ET Kalorama: IVD Companies Confront Zika Challenge with New Tests at AACC 2016

 The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo, which took place August 1–4 in...


Aug 08, 2016, 08:30 ET Luminex Corporation Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Zika Virus Molecular Detection Assay

 Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) today announced that it has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug...


Aug 08, 2016, 07:30 ET Pfenex Announces Positive Anthrax Vaccine Study Results

 Pfenex Inc. (NYSE MKT: PFNX) announced today positive immunogenicity and safety data from the Day 70 analysis of the Px563L anthrax vaccine...


Aug 08, 2016, 01:46 ET New Publication Shows Surprisingly Positive Results With Oncolytic Virus Rigvir

 The surprisingly positive treatment outcomes using Rigvir virotherapy for late stages cancer patients were recently published. The...