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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Jul 06, 2016, 08:45 ET Pet Partners Online "Infection Prevention and Control: Therapy Animal Visitation in Healthcare Settings" Course Endorsed by SHEA

 A new online training course for handlers of therapy animals that visit healthcare settings has received the endorsement of the infection...


Jul 05, 2016, 13:20 ET FH Foundation: CDC approves diagnosis codes for Familial Hypercholesterolemia

The FH Foundation announced today that two distinct ICD-10 Codes for Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) were approved by the ICD-10 Coordination...


Jul 05, 2016, 11:49 ET Ascel Bio - Disease Forecaster Says TODAY's Climate Conditions Now Ripe for Zika Mosquito in Parts of USA

 Live forecasts issued today by Ascel Bio show an elevated risk of Zika transmission in Key West, the southeastern shore of Louisiana, Atlantic...


Jul 04, 2016, 01:00 ET European Commission Approves Extended Indication For Amgen's Kyprolis® (Carfilzomib) For The Treatment Of Relapsed Multiple Myeloma Patients

 Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved a variation to the marketing authorization for...


Jun 30, 2016, 20:16 ET US Infection Prevention Products & Service Market

Study coverage Infection Prevention Products & Services analyzes the US market for infection prevention products and services. It offers...


Jun 30, 2016, 18:48 ET China Human Vaccine Industry Report, 2016-2020

Amid the unsafe domestic vaccine events, China's human vaccine lot release volume in 2015 fell by 17.9% year on year to only 650 million...


Jun 30, 2016, 10:36 ET Flublok® Influenza Vaccine is a great alternative for FluMist for adults 18 and older

 On Wednesday, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended against the use of live attenuated influenza vaccine...


Jun 30, 2016, 08:00 ET FDA Supports Expanded Claims for Xpert Carba-R Test for "Superbugs"

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/-- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...


Jun 29, 2016, 17:14 ET FDA clears first test to detect specific genetic markers for certain antibiotic-resistant bacteria directly from clinical specimens

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared for marketing the Xpert Carba-R Assay, an infection control aid that tests patient specimens to...


Jun 29, 2016, 16:38 ET CRG Publishing and the Infectious Diseases Society of America Launch Digital OPAT eHandbook

 CRG Publishing, a Division of The Curry Rockefeller Group, LLC, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) announce the launch of...


Jun 29, 2016, 12:46 ET Pennsylvania Launches New Zika Virus Prevention and Awareness Campaign

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced the launch of the commonwealth's new Zika Virus Prevention and Awareness Campaign. The...


Jun 29, 2016, 11:21 ET Cantel Medical CEO Andrew Krakauer Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 New Jersey Region

CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE: CMN) is pleased to announce that Chief Executive Officer Andrew Krakauer received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016...


Jun 29, 2016, 09:30 ET The National Coalition of STD Directors Awards Clinics with Half a Million Donated Trojan™ Brand Condoms

The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) is pleased to announce that three organizations will receive a combined total of a half million...


Jun 29, 2016, 06:00 ET Photonics-led Consortium Leverages $3B in Private Cancer Research for Early Detection Technologies in Support of National Cancer Moonshot

 The National Photonics Initiative (NPI), an alliance of top scientific societies uniting industry and academia to raise awareness of...


Jun 28, 2016, 10:49 ET FDA Consumer Health Information: Raw Dough's a Raw Deal and Could Make You Sick

Do you find it hard to resist gobbling up a piece of raw dough when making cookies, or letting your children scrape the bowl? Do your kids use raw...


Jun 28, 2016, 10:07 ET Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires' Disease Launches New Website

An alliance to prevent Legionnaire's disease has recently launched www.PreventLegionnaires.org, a brand new website aimed at providing the public...


Jun 28, 2016, 10:07 ET Protein Sciences Announces Exclusive License to uniQure of Cell Line and Technology for Production of Human Gene Therapies

Protein Sciences Corporation, makers of Flublok® influenza vaccine, announced today that they have entered into an agreement with uniQure NV,...


Jun 28, 2016, 09:15 ET Aethlon Medical Announces $12.5 Million At The Market Program

Aethlon Medical, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: AEMD), a leading developer of immunotherapeutic technologies to combat infectious disease and...


Jun 28, 2016, 08:00 ET Next Flu Pandemic Could Double Past Cost Estimates

A pandemic influenza outbreak in the United States could have widespread economic costs nearly double the total amounts experts have previously...


Jun 28, 2016, 08:00 ET ProCE & Society for Infectious Disease Pharmacists (SIDP) announce educational partnership: SIDPEC™

 ProCE, Inc. and the Society for Infectious Disease Pharmacists (SIDP) today announced an educational partnership for accredited continuing...


Jun 27, 2016, 10:27 ET KT CEO Hwang Chang-Gyu Delivers Speech at UN Global Compact: "Join hands with the UN to prevent the spread of global diseases"

KT CEO Hwang Chang-gyu delivered a speech to officials from the UN and global telecom companies, proposing to cooperate to contain infectious...


Jun 27, 2016, 09:45 ET Pulmatrix's New Life Sciences Animation Spotlights Inhaled Drug Delivery to Lungs

 Pulmatrix, Inc., (NASDAQ: PULM), a pharmaceutical company developing innovative inhaled drugs today announced the release of an animated life...


Jun 27, 2016, 08:00 ET TFS Announces Appointment of Dr. Birgitte Volck as Non-Executive Board Member

TFS International is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Birgitte Volck as a non-executive Director to serve on the Company's Board of...


Jun 24, 2016, 14:57 ET North American Nonprofits Flash Mob for Scleroderma

North America's leading scleroderma advocacy and research organizations are holding a virtual flash mob June 29 to raise awareness of the rare...


Jun 24, 2016, 14:03 ET Bay Area Lyme Foundation Announces Finalists of "Lyme Innovation" Hackathon

 Bay Area Lyme Foundation, collaborating with the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network's Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness, Harvard Medical School...