Posts by Lori Diamond

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.

Jill Promoli: The Sudden Flu Shot Advocate

Jill Promoli’s Twitter profile describes her as “Mom, wife, photographer, traveler, knitter, and suddenly a flu shot advocate.” That last descriptor, “suddenly a flu shot...

HIV Prevention: Embracing Imbokodo

Disclosures: InfectionControl.tips and the authors declare no conflict of interest and did not receive compensation for the following article. Introduction Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a bloodborne pathogen that...

A Novel Biotech Approach to Tackling Clostridium difficile

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) caused approximately 453,000 healthcare-associated infections in the United States in 2011, resulting in 29,000 deaths within 30 days of initial...

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...