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Kitchen Towels Are Source of Possibly Pathogenic Bacteria

June 11, 2018. 7:00 PM CDT. Multipurpose towels have higher colony-forming units; humid towels have higher CFU versus dry ones Read article

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Neurologic Abnormalities Identified After West Nile Virus

November 08, 2017 Half of patients with history of West Nile virus have abnormality on neurologic exam years after infection

ACR: Temporary Cessation of MTX Ups Flu Shot Immunogenicity

November 06, 2017 Findings in patients with rheumatoid arthritis taking a stable dose of methotrexate

IDSA: Surgical Site Infections Up With Reported Penicillin Allergy

October 09, 2017 Increased risk of SSI was mediated by patients' receipt of alternative perioperative antibiotic

IDSA: Small Drop in MMR Vaccination Rate Would Be Costly

October 06, 2017 A minor decline in vaccination levels among children would have large public health, economic effects

IDSA: Retail Meat May Be a Transmission Source for UTIs

October 06, 2017 Almost one-fourth of retail poultry contains E. coli strains associated with urinary tract infections

Long-Acting Antiretroviral Injection Safe, Effective for HIV

July 24, 2017 Cabotegravir + rilpivirine injection every four or eight weeks as effective as daily three-drug oral therapy

Rates of S. aureus Antibiotic Resistance Down in United States

June 15, 2017 Rates of susceptibility to certain antibiotics have increased over time

ATS: First Abx Rx Doesn’t Work for ~25% of Pneumonia Cases

May 22, 2017 One in four adult patients do not respond to initial prescription of antibiotic treatment

ASCO: Vaccination Tied to Substantial Reduction in Oral HPV

May 19, 2017 Vaccination may help prevent oral HPV infections linked to oral cancers, researcher says

Acne May Be Triggered by Unbalanced Skin Microbiome

April 06, 2017 Barcterial community, rather than just one species, may be key, new research suggests

Patients With Schizophrenia More Susceptible to Infections

April 04, 2017 Schizophrenia patients 63 percent more likely to suffer serious infection than the general population

2011 Norepinephrine Shortage Upped Mortality in Septic Shock

March 21, 2017 Patients with septic shock in hospitals affected by drug shortage had increased rate of in-hospital death

ACC: Zika Linked to Negative Cardiovascular Effects in Adults

March 10, 2017 Eight Venezuelan patients developed arrhythmias, heart failure after infection

Experts Warn of Health Threats From Climate Change

February 17, 2017 Additional 250,000 deaths/year projected from heat stress, malnutrition, infectious diseases

Zika RNA Appears to Clear Semen After About Three Months

February 15, 2017 But scientists say recs urging abstinence, condoms for six months after infection should still be followed