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Lori Diamond

Lori Diamond
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Lori has a day job that has nothing to do with infection control and prevention, but as a mother of 3 and a citizen of the world, she cares about protecting children and communities from the spread of infectious diseases. Lori brings the lay person's perspective to InfectionControl.tips, demystifying complex concepts and providing practical information and tips.

Scarlet Fever Outbreak in UK Baffles Scientists

Abstract: Public Health England has reported a dramatic increase in the number of reported cases of Scarlet Fever in England and Wales in the past...

Lassa Fever Outbreak hits Nigeria

Abstract: Since November 2015, at least 10 states in Nigeria have been affected by an outbreak of Lassa fever, an acute viral disease that causes...

Zika Threat Warning Raised Without Proof of Causation

Abstract: Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization, convened an Emergency Committee of 18 experts and advisers to assess the level of threat...

It’s A (Pox) Party!

Abstract: Chickenpox is a very common childhood disease caused by the Varicella-zoster virus (VZV). It is highly contagious and is found worldwide. There is a...

Zika Primer: What is Zika Virus Fever?

Abstract: The Pan American Health Organization has recently published an Epidemiological Alert (December 3, 2015) for Zika virus and its correlation to more serious neurological...

Swapping Spit in the Chip Dip

Abstract: Double dippers beware.  Like kissing, more surprises await you than you would realize.  Recent studies have shown that the transmission of bacteria from the...

Gross Bugs with a Cute Name Moving North: Kissing Bugs &...

Updated: Thursday November 26, 2015 : 10:43 EST Abstract: There has been a recent surge in news related to Chagas Disease and the Kissing Bug, most...

Eat, Drink and Stay Healthy

Eat, Drink and Stay Healthy It's that time of year when the calendar fills up with banquets, potluck dinners, parties and big family celebrations. Food...

Antibiotic Stewardship: Protecting a Precious Resource

Penicillin, one of the world's first antibiotics, was discovered in 1928 by the British scientist, Sir Alexander Fleming.  It was further developed for medicinal...