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, 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...


Aug 05, 2016, 12:56 ET PharmAthene Files Protest Against HHS Over Anthrax Vaccine Bidding Process

PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PIP), a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against anthrax, today filed a formal protest against...


Aug 05, 2016, 10:26 ET IPPF and Durex Join Forces to Raise Awareness of Zika as an STI

Global #DontShareZika campaign launched to spread the message with an educational video and condom giveaway https://youtu.be/7NOB1WL3W5w As...


Aug 05, 2016, 08:30 ET WellCare Reminds Parents about Importance of Well-Child Visits

Every parent's back-to-school list should include more than just new school supplies and clothes. WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) is...


Aug 04, 2016, 19:40 ET Ginecólogo del sur de la Florida enfatiza la necesidad de poner en perspectiva el riesgo del virus del Zika

El Dr. Jason James, jefe de Obstetricia y Ginecología del Baptist Hospital de Miami, exhortó a los viajeros a seguir las pautas de los...


Aug 04, 2016, 16:17 ET PharmAthene Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial and Operational Results

PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PIP), a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against anthrax, today reported its financial and...


Aug 04, 2016, 11:00 ET Research on Zika, CRISPR, and Programmable Bio-Nano-Chips Draws 20,000 Attendees to 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo

 AACC welcomed thousands of medical professionals and healthcare leaders at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in...


Aug 04, 2016, 10:28 ET South Florida Gynecologist Echoes Need To Put Risk Of Zika In Perspective

 Dr. Jason James, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baptist Hospital in Miami, called on travelers to follow the Centers for Disease...


Aug 04, 2016, 09:57 ET Local Spread of Zika Identified in the United States - Emergency Physicians Prepare

 The nation's emergency physicians continue to closely monitor and prepare for the evolving situation regarding the Zika virus, which recently...


Aug 04, 2016, 09:00 ET Integrated DNA Technologies Supports Brazilian Research Team's Biocontrol Method for Zika Virus

Integrated DNA Technologies ("IDT") is donating reagents to Eliminate Dengue Brazil to help combat the spread of Zika virus (ZIKV) in Brazil. The...


Aug 03, 2016, 10:25 ET First Next-Generation Sequencing Test for HIV Drug Resistance Could Help Combat AIDS Worldwide

 Research announced today at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo demonstrates that a first-of-its-kind...