Malaria

Drug Resistant Malaria: Are Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes the Answer?

Abstract: Malaria is a deadly disease caused by parasites that mosquitoes transmit. It is responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. Effective chemical...
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Global Antibiotic Awareness Week

Antibiotics are sometimes revered as one of humankind’s greatest discoveries. Thanks to antibiotics, the lives of billions of people have been saved.  The ubiquity of...
Out-TB Web

New Web Surveillance Technology for Disseminating Data Critical for TB Control

Demonstration Data.  Image Courtesy of Public Health Ontario Abstract: The investigation of tuberculosis (TB) transmission and control is significantly enhanced in Ontario, Canada through the use...
FOCUS Series

Newly Published HAI Series for Clinical Laboratory Professionals

We are pleased to announce that two of our authors, Rodney E. Rohde and Amber Mitchell, have collaborated on a series of FOCUS articles...
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Pan Access: The Need for Open Access

Abstract: Valuable information from all over the world is being overlooked because the information is not being provided to the key players. Access to the...
Bedside Dispenser

Patient Hand Hygiene: The missing link in preventing Hospital Acquired Infections?

Abstract: Hospital acquired infections (HAI’s) are a major threat to patient safety and there is substantial evidence that good hand hygiene reduces the transmission of...
Brazil

Zika Response Must Include Public Health Initiatives

Abstract: Zika virus fever is spreading in Latin America and has put the local and national health authorities, as well as the general population, on high...
Electronic Reporting

Electronic Reporting Gives Healthcare Employers the Nudge They Need to Protect Their Own

Abstract: In the United States the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced their new electronic reporting requirements for US workplaces.  Beginning July 2017, most...

Nigerians, Patriotism, Pathogens and Politics: Implications for Infection Prevention & Control

Abstract: The need for Infection Prevention and Control has become more important than ever, especially in the wake of globalization. In Nigeria the need for...
Mosquito

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...