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 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...


Aug 03, 2016, 09:00 ET N1 Technologies, Inc. Files New Biotech Patent

 The directors and management of N1 Technologies, Inc. (OTC PINK: NTCHF) announced today that the company has filed a new Biotech Patent with...


Aug 03, 2016, 08:09 ET Center for Disease Control's Confirmation of the Zika Virus From "Local Mosquitoes" in the U.S. Raises Unprotected Sex Risk, Reports AfterPill.com

 AfterPill.com is reporting that this week's alert by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) over the spread of the Zika Virus by "local...


Aug 03, 2016, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for August 3: Immunization Month

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: IMMUNIZATION MONTH Profile America — Wednesday, August...


Aug 02, 2016, 14:45 ET Anti-Microcephaly Vaccine-Blocker Candidate: Based on Zika Virus Gene Replikins in Human Fetal Microcephaly

 Following the report earlier this month that significant mutations have been detected in Zika gene structures*, Replikins, Ltd. Canada...


Aug 02, 2016, 12:50 ET FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION: FDA Researchers Advance Science for Vaccines to Prevent Mumps and Whooping Cough

 In a light-filled lab at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a collection of small containers are growing the bacteria that cause whooping...


Aug 02, 2016, 10:00 ET J. Craig Venter Institute and University of California San Diego Release New Report: "Policy and Regulatory Issues for Gene Drives in Insects," to Aid Scientists, Regulators and Others in Approaches to Safely Advance this Promising Area of Science

The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) Policy Group and researchers at the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego), today released a new...


Aug 02, 2016, 09:38 ET Is US HIV Testing Day duplicable for China?

Beijing Marr Bio-Pharmaceutical Co. (Marrbio) reports a discussion, whose topic was the necessity to establish HIV Testing Day in China, has just...


Aug 02, 2016, 09:09 ET LUI Che Woo Prize - Prize for World Civilisation offentliggör sina första pristagare

LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilisation ("LUI Che Woo-priset" eller "priset") offentliggjorde idag sina allra första tre...


Aug 02, 2016, 06:30 ET Global Market of Infectious Disease Diagnostics is Estimated to Reach US$ 1503.8 Mn by 2024

PMR projects the global infectious disease diagnostics market to witness moderate growth during the forecast period 2016-2024. APAC will continue...


Aug 01, 2016, 16:51 ET CDC issues travel guidance related to Miami neighborhood with active Zika spread

New assessments of mosquito populations and test results this past weekend by Florida public health officials, as part of a community survey in the...


Aug 01, 2016, 16:15 ET Alere Opens New Diagnostics Manufacturing Facility in India

 Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), a global leader in rapid diagnostics, today announced the opening of a state-of-the-art diagnostics manufacturing...


Aug 01, 2016, 14:00 ET Cantel Medical Acquires Accutron, Inc.

CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE:CMN), a leading global company dedicated to delivering innovative infection prevention products and services, today...


Aug 01, 2016, 12:14 ET SC Johnson and CDC Foundation Partner to Provide 500,000 OFF! Deep Woods® Towelettes to Help Prevent Zika

 Today, SC Johnson announced a donation of more than 500,000 OFF! Deep Woods® Towelettes to the CDC Foundation, in partnership with the...


Aug 01, 2016, 10:30 ET CRISPR and Transformative Laboratory Technology to Be Highlighted at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

The 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo is where the future of laboratory medicine and patient care comes into view. This...


Aug 01, 2016, 08:45 ET IPM Products Manufacturing Appoints Dr. Ron Hart To Advisory Council

 IPM Products Manufacturing, Inc. (IPM) announced today that Ronald W. Hart, Ph.D. has been appointed to the Company's scientific advisory...


Aug 01, 2016, 07:00 ET Bizerba and CMS Technology Announce Alliance

Bizerba and CMS Technology have announced a partnership to provide antimicrobial solutions to the protein industry. This alliance builds on...


Aug 01, 2016, 05:00 ET Anti-Infective Agents Market Worth $111.4 Billion By 2024: Grand View Research, Inc.

The global anti-infective agents market is expected to reach over USD 111.4 billion by 2024 according to a new report by Grand View...


Aug 01, 2016, 01:00 ET Roche receives CLIA waiver for cobas® Influenza A/B & RSV test for the cobas® Liat®

 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance and CLIA...


Jul 29, 2016, 14:03 ET "Esta es la noticia que temíamos": March of Dimes reacciona a los informes sobre casos de transmisión local del virus Zika en el territorio continental de EE.UU.

March of Dimes emitió hoy la siguiente declaración de Edward R.B. McCabe, MD, PhD, vicepresidente ejecutivo y director médico, con...


Jul 29, 2016, 12:39 ET Florida investigation links four recent Zika cases to local mosquito-borne virus transmission

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been informed by the State of Florida that Zika virus infections in four people were...


Jul 29, 2016, 11:15 ET Zika infections increasing rapidly in Puerto Rico

As of July 7, Zika has been diagnosed in 5,582* people, including 672 pregnant women, in Puerto Rico according to a new report published today in...


Jul 29, 2016, 11:03 ET "This is the News We've Been Dreading": March of Dimes Reacts to Reports of Local Transmission of Zika Virus in Continental U.S.

The March of Dimes today released the following statement from Edward R.B. McCabe, MD, PhD, senior vice president and chief medical officer,...


Jul 28, 2016, 14:26 ET America's Fire Fighters Fill the Boot to Support Kids and Adults with Muscular Dystrophy, ALS and Related Diseases

The Muscular Dystrophy Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) are heating up efforts this summer to find urgently...


Jul 28, 2016, 14:15 ET GM Mosquito Release Commences in Grand Cayman

The Cayman Islands Government has strengthened its efforts to protect residents and visitors from Zika, dengue and chikungunya with the launch...