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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17 Apr, 2017, 08:19 ET #MakingSchistory: Wormzilla invade el Lago Ginebra

Los expertos se reúnen en la Neglected Tropical Diseases Summit para exigir una mayor acción global que haga frente a uno de los mayores...


17 Apr, 2017, 08:16 ET #MakingSchistory: Wurmzilla macht sich am Genfersee breit

Experten treffen sich auf dem Gipfel gegen vernachlässigte Tropenkrankheiten, um mehr globale Maßnahmen gegen einen der gefährlichsten Killer der...


17 Apr, 2017, 08:14 ET #MakingSchistory: Wormzilla Invades Lake Geneva

Experts gather at Neglected Tropical Diseases Summit to demand more global action to tackle one of the world's biggest killers - schistosomiasis...


17 Apr, 2017, 06:00 ET Shionogi to Present New Data on Cefiderocol (S-649266), a Siderophore Cephalosporin, and S-033188, a Cap-Dependent Endonuclease Inhibitor for Treatment of Influenza, at the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Shionogi & Co., Ltd. today announced it will be presenting new data on cefiderocol (S-649266), an investigational siderophore cephalosporin in...


13 Apr, 2017, 09:00 ET SC Johnson Donates Nearly 90,000 Cans Of OFF!® To Protect Families From Mosquito-Borne Disease In Haiti

SC Johnson, the maker of trusted household products like Glade®, Raid®, Scrubbing Bubbles® and Ziploc®, today announced the donation of nearly...


13 Apr, 2017, 08:15 ET Federal Funding for Public Health Has Declined by $580 Million Since 2010, According to New Analysis

Today, Trust for America's Health (TFAH) issued A Funding Crisis for Public Health and Safety: State-by-State Public Health Funding and Key Health...


12 Apr, 2017, 18:05 ET Global Influenza Vaccines Market, Persons Vaccinated, Brand Analysis and Forecast to 2022

The global influenza vaccines market is anticipated to reach nearly US$ 5 Billion by 2022. Influenza viruses are considered as a major cause of...


12 Apr, 2017, 16:05 ET New Research Suggests Potential for Additional Clinical Utility of QIAGEN's QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus

QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced that two peer-reviewed studies indicate the potential additional...


12 Apr, 2017, 10:17 ET Molecular or Immunoassay? Which Technology Will Win the Race for the Point of Care Diagnostics Market?

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kalorama said that new technologies in the point-of-care diagnostics market pit molecular against...


11 Apr, 2017, 08:01 ET myLAB Box Extends Retail Presence Via Top Online Retailers Target, Walmart & Amazon Expanding Accessibility of its STD Screening Kits

Digital health innovator myLAB Box, the first nationwide at-home STD testing-to-treatment service, today announced availability of its suite of...


10 Apr, 2017, 07:05 ET La Alcaldía de Santiago de Cali y Oxitec Ltd. anuncian memorando de entendimiento para uso de Aedes Amigable™

La Alcaldía de Santiago de Cali y Oxitec Ltd. anunciaron hoy memorando de entendimiento para uso de Aedes Amigable™ en Comuna 16, que concentra una...


10 Apr, 2017, 07:00 ET The Municipality of Santiago de Cali, Colombia, and Oxitec Ltd. Announce Memorandum to Deploy Friendly™ Aedes

Program to be implemented in Cali's Comuna 16 to fight wild Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that transmits Zika, dengue, chikungunya, Mayaro and...


07 Apr, 2017, 16:09 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health Holds Zika Response Exercise

Today, the Department of Health held an exercise to bolster the state and local preparedness and response plans for potential future cases of...


07 Apr, 2017, 10:56 ET FDA approves two hepatitis C drugs for pediatric patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved supplemental applications for Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) and Harvoni (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir) to...


07 Apr, 2017, 09:00 ET Medizone International Announces Next Steps on AsepticSure®

Medizone International, Inc. (OTCQB: MZEI) announced that in a scheduled conference call late Thursday, April 6, 2017, with representatives of the...


07 Apr, 2017, 08:35 ET Tru-D SmartUVC Helps to Reduce C. diff Infections at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare

With the help of a fleet of germ-eliminating UV robots, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare (CRH) experienced a marked decrease in its Clostridium...


05 Apr, 2017, 13:41 ET McCann Health & Afghan Ministry Of Public Health Launch The Immunity Charm Project To Help Increase Childhood Vaccination Rates In Afghanistan

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in Afghanistan and McCann Health announced today the launch of The Immunity Charm™, a simple creative solution...


05 Apr, 2017, 12:39 ET Health Officials Intensify Zika Prevention Efforts

State and territorial health officials are redoubling prevention efforts to address the serious public health threats associated with Zika...


04 Apr, 2017, 19:23 ET Se reporta la presencia del virus Zika en mujeres embarazadas en 44 estados

Un nuevo informe del gobierno muestra que cerca de 1,300 embarazos con posible infección reciente por el virus Zika en 44 estados fueron...


04 Apr, 2017, 16:01 ET Blueprint Medicines Announces Closing of Public Offering and Full Exercise of Option to Purchase Additional Shares of Common Stock

Blueprint Medicines Corporation (NASDAQ: BPMC), a leader in discovering and developing targeted kinase medicines for patients with genomically...


04 Apr, 2017, 15:56 ET Flublok Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine Adds a 9 Month Shelf Life to Its List of Benefits

Protein Sciences Corporation, maker of Flublok® Influenza Vaccine, announced that FDA approved an extended shelf life for Flublok Quadrivalent from...


04 Apr, 2017, 13:12 ET Zika Virus Reported in Pregnant Women in 44 States

A new government report shows that nearly 1,300 pregnancies from 44 states with possible recent Zika virus infection were reported to the...


04 Apr, 2017, 09:03 ET Aethlon Medical Discloses Tech Nation Interview On National Public Radio

Aethlon Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD), a therapeutic technology company focused on unmet needs in global health and biodefense, disclosed today that...


03 Apr, 2017, 08:30 ET "YES Means TEST" Empowers Sexually Active Young Adults to Get Tested for STDs

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise among our nation's young people. In fact, one in two sexually active people will get an STD by...


03 Apr, 2017, 00:01 ET Maternal Pertussis Vaccination Reduces Risk for Newborns by More Than 90 Percent

Among infants of women who received the Tdap pertussis booster vaccine during pregnancy, the risk of contracting pertussis was reduced by an...