Superbugs have colonized the International Space Station -- but there's a silver lining
(Frontiers) Researchers have taken another small step towards deep space exploration, by testing a new silver- and ruthenium-based antimicrobial coating aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Published in Frontiers in Microbiology, their study shows that the AGXX ® dramatically reduced the number of bacteria on contamination-prone surfaces -- and could help protect future astronauts beyond the moon and Mars. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Zika study may 'supercharge' vaccine research
(University of Queensland) Scientists looking at the genetics of Zika virus have found a way to fast-track research which could lead to new vaccines.The study, led by The University of Queensland and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, used a new technique to uncover Zika mutations that help foster virus replication in mosquito hosts, while hindering its ability to replicate in mammals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New potential approach to treat atopic dermatitis
(University of Zurich) How does the immune system respond to fungi on our skin? Researchers at the University of Zurich have demonstrated that the same immune cells that protect us against skin fungi also encourage the inflammatory symptoms of atopic dermatitis. An antibody therapy could alleviate this chronic inflammatory skin disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

TGen and ABL pursue global rollout of advanced TB test
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) In an important step toward eradicating tuberculosis (TB), the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, has signed a licensing agreement with an international biomedical firm, Advanced Biological Laboratories (ABL), to market and distribute TGen's patented Next Generation Sequencing based TB test technology. Current tests can take 6-9 weeks to complete. The DeepChek ® -TB test can be completed in just 2-3 days, and can identify drug-resistant TB among mixed infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Case study: Bartonella and sudden-onset adolescent schizophrenia
(North Carolina State University) In a new case study, researchers describe an adolescent human patient diagnosed with rapid onset schizophrenia who was found instead to have a Bartonella henselae infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dormant viruses activate during spaceflight -- NASA investigates
(Frontiers) Herpes viruses reactivate in more than half of crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions, according to NASA research published in Frontiers in Microbiology. While only a small proportion develop symptoms, virus reactivation rates increase with spaceflight duration and could present a significant health risk on missions to Mars and beyond. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Vaccine study confirms sensitivity of cholera test
(PLOS) Recently, the sensitivity of fecal microbiological cultures for detecting cholera has come under question. Researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases investigated this claim using a 'vaccine probe' analysis of a completed cholera vaccine cluster randomized trial to support the sensitivity of conventional microbiological culture for cholera. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Shorter treatment for Chagas disease could be just as effective, and significantly safer
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) A two-week treatment course for adult patients with chronic Chagas disease showed, when compared to placebo, similar efficacy and significantly fewer side effects than the standard treatment duration of eight weeks, according to the results of a clinical trial in Bolivia led by the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Antiviral therapy improves survival rates for kidney transplant recipients with hepatitis B or C
(Elsevier) Prior to the development of antiviral therapy, kidney transplant recipients infected with either hepatitis B (HBV) or hepatitis C (HCV) experienced poor outcomes. In a new study in the Journal of Hepatology, published by Elsevier, researchers report favorable 10-year survival rates for patients with HBV and/or HCV treated with antiviral agents and advise that antiviral therapy should be systematically offered to all HBV and HCV patients in line with international recommendations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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When is best time to get flu shot? Analysis compares scenarios
(University of Pittsburgh) When flu season peaks after mid-winter, tens of thousands of influenza cases and hundreds of deaths can likely be avoided if older adults wait until October to get their flu immunization. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study shows shorter treatment for Chagas disease as effective, and significantly safer
(Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative) A two-week treatment course for adult patients with chronic Chagas disease showed, when compared to placebo, similar efficacy and significantly fewer side effects than the standard treatment duration of eight weeks, according to the results of a clinical trial in Bolivia led by the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NSF International and NEHA to host Legionella Conference 2019
(NSF International) Building Water Systems ? The Sustainability& Public Health Nexus. The second annual Legionella Conference, hosted by NSF International and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), will bring together thought leaders and experts to explore the complex relationship between water conservation and microbial contamination prevention in building water systems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Reducing the burden of tuberculosis treatment
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) A research team led by MIT has developed a device that can lodge in the stomach and deliver antibiotics to treat tuberculosis, which they hope will make it easier to cure more patients and reduce health care costs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Drug-delivering device streamlines tuberculosis treatment in pigs
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Scientists have created a retrievable, wire-like device that safely resides in the stomach and releases large dosages of drugs over several weeks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Lancet: Mosquito-killing drug reduced malaria episodes by a fifth among children, according to randomised trial
(The Lancet) Childhood malaria episodes could be reduced by 20 percent -- from 2.49 to 2 cases per child -- during malaria transmission season if the whole population were given a drug called ivermectin every three weeks, according to the first randomised trial of its kind including 2,700 people including 590 children from eight villages in Burkina Faso, published in The Lancet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The world's adolescents -- large unmet needs and growing inequalities
(University of Melbourne) The first detailed global study of adolescent health reveals: growing inequality with a large disease burden in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Pacific, obesity rates have doubled, with countries in the Pacific region having among the highest prevalence, anemia remains unchecked, India bearing heavy burden, investments in health, education, legal systems have not kept pace with needs, and gender inequity is a powerful driver of poor adolescent health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Secrets of early life revealed from less than half a teaspoon of blood
(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) A global team of scientists have mapped the developmental pathway of a newborn's life for the first time. The research, published in Nature Communications, could transform our understanding of health and disease in babies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Most deaths in children aged 5 to 14 in India, China, Brazil, Mexico are preventable
(St. Michael's Hospital) Most deaths of children aged five to 14 in India, China, Brazil and Mexico arise from preventable or treatable conditions, suggests a new study published today in The Lancet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Subsidies for infection control to healthcare institutions help reduce infection levels
(Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics& Policy) Researchers compared three types of infection control subsidies and found that under a limited budget, a dollar-for-dollar matching subsidy, in which policymakers match hospital spending for infection control measures, was the most effective at reducing the number of hospital-acquired infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New technology could detect Dengue fever earlier
(University of Bath) Researchers from the University of Bath are developing a new tool for detecting the presence of Dengue fever early on, helping prevent people from suffering potential life-threatening complications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Discovery upturns understanding of how some viruses multiply
(eLife) Scientists have shown that different segments of a virus genome can exist in distinct cells but work together to cause an infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Problem drinking linked to HIV, other sexually transmitted infections in Ugandan youth, study finds
(Georgia State University) Youth living in the slums of Uganda who are infected with both HIV and sexually transmitted infections are more likely to engage in problem drinking, according to a study led by Georgia State University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Health inequality threatening more adolescents worldwide than ever before
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A global study of the health and well being of the world's 1.8 billion adolescents reveals a growing inequality -- and greater health challenges than those faced 25 years ago. Of adolescents aged 10-24, 250 million more worldwide are living in countries where they face a triple burden of infectious disease, non-communicable diseases and injuries compared with 1990. The study provides the first comprehensive snapshot of young people who are one-third of the world's population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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AJTMH tipsheet for March 2019
(Burness) Your advance look at three new studies publishing online on March 11, 2019 in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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To slow malaria, cure mosquitoes with drug-treated bed nets
(Virginia Tech) Researchers found that they could use the same drug -- atovaquone -- used to treat the malaria parasite when a person gets sick, coat mosquito bed nets with it, and let mosquitoes ingest the anti-malarial drug. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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For infection-fighting cells, a guideline for expanding the troops
(Princeton University) A new study from Princeton researchers uses mathematical modeling to explain how T cells, part of the body's key defenses against pathogens, expand to fight a new infection. The team found that the amount of T-cell expansion is related to the quantity of infectious material, or antigen, as well as the stickiness with which the T cell binds the antigen. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scientists discover a potential strategy to treat influenza A
(Scripps Research Institute) A team of researchers from Scripps Research and Janssen Research& Development LLC has discovered an orally active small molecule that neutralizes influenza A group 1 viruses, the most common flu strains. Scientists uncovered the potential therapy in a large chemical library and optimized lead compounds to produce JNJ-4796. Now they have proven its effectiveness against influenza in mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

$3 million NIH grant to study APOL1 and HIV synergy
(Children's National Health System) Two Children's researchers have received a $3 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the mechanisms behind APOL1 and HIV nephropathies in children, using a combination of Drosophila models, cultured human podocytes and a preclinical model. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers unveil progress and challenges in introducing typhoid conjugate vaccine in Africa/Asia
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) Each year there are nearly 11 million cases of typhoid, a disease that is spread through contaminated food, drink and water. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine are leading an international consortium that is studying the impact of a typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) in an effort to accelerate introduction of the vaccine in countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia where there is a high burden of typhoid. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study: Life-saving antibiotic receives new use guidelines from researchers around world
(University at Buffalo) An international panel of the foremost researchers on infectious disease and antimicrobials has formed new guidelines on the use of polymyxins, a class of antibiotics employed as a last resort to treat deadly, drug-resistant bacteria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sewage reveals levels of antimicrobial resistance worldwide
(Technical University of Denmark) Sewage can reveal the occurrence of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria among healthy populations, an international study led by the Technical University of Denmark shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

TB medicine pretomanid enters regulatory review process in the United States
(Burness) TB Alliance's new drug application (NDA) for the novel tuberculosis (TB) drug candidate pretomanid has been accepted for review by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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How does the body respond to diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis?
(PLOS) In diffuse cutaneous leishmanisis (DCL), a rare form of leishmaniasis, parasites grow uncontrolled in skin lesions across the body. For the first time, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have now profiled how the human immune system responds to a DCL infection and, in turn, how Leishmania amazonensis adapts to the human host. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers report high rate of viral suppression among people new to HIV care
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Eighty-six percent of individuals who entered HIV care soon after diagnosis maintained viral suppression after 48 weeks during a clinical trial conducted at four National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Centers for AIDS Research (CFARs) across the United States. Participants in the clinical trial, called iENGAGE, achieved viral suppression in an average of just 63 days. The findings were presented in a poster at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2019) in Seattle. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Computer-designed vaccine elicits potent antibodies against RSV
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) A first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine candidate for respiratory syncytial virus, a major cause of infant mortality worldwide, has been developed through computer design. Animal tests suggest the vaccine could provide potent, durable protection against RSV. The vaccine is being further developed for possible clinical trials. The nanoparticle platform will also be used to design potential vaccines for AIDS, hepatitis C and cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Child's elevated mental ill-health risk if mother treated for infection during pregnancy
(University of Gothenburg) Risks for autism and depression are higher if one's mother was in hospital with an infection during pregnancy. This is shown by a major Swedish observational study of nearly 1.8 million children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antibiotics and PPIs linked to increased risk of infectious diarrhea in children
(Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America) Prior antibiotic exposure and use of acid suppressing medications known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may increase the risk for hospitalized children to contract dangerous Clostridioides difficile infections, according to a study published today in Infection Control& Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Promising new drug shows potential to stop progression of sepsis
(RCSI) Research into a new breakthrough therapy in the fight against sepsis has shown that the drug has potential to stop all sepsis-causing bacteria from triggering organ damage in the early stages of the condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Hurricane Maria had a significant impact on HIV care outcomes
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico had a significant impact on HIV outcomes among people living with HIV and a history of substance use, particularly increased viral load and decreased CD4 counts. The average viral load following the Hurricane was significantly (11 percent) higher compared to the pre-Hurricane Maria viral load assessment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A 'post-antibiotic world'?
(University of Southern California) The products of wastewater treatment have been found to contain trace amounts of antibiotic resistant DNA. Researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have found that even low concentrations of just a single type of antibiotic in the water supply leads to resistance to multiple classes of antibiotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study finds Ebola survivors in Liberia face ongoing health issues
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Survivors of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Liberia had a higher prevalence of certain health issues -- including uveitis (eye redness and pain), abdominal, chest, neurologic, and musculoskeletal abnormalities upon physical exam -- when compared to a control group of household and community members without a history of EVD, according to findings from an ongoing study published in the NEJM. However, even participants in the control group experienced a relatively high burden of health issues overall. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tuberculosis diagnosis in people with HIV increases risk of death within 10 years
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Among people with HIV in Latin America, those diagnosed with tuberculosis at an initial clinic visit were about twice as likely to die within 10 years as people not initially diagnosed with TB, according to new findings. This increased risk persisted despite the availability of TB treatment and mirrored patterns seen previously in HIV-negative populations. Investigators from the NIAID-supported Caribbean, Central and South America Network for HIV Epidemiology (CCASAnet) presented the findings today at CROI. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study confirms and quantifies Zika-microcephaly link in Brazil
(PLOS) Women infected with Zika virus early in pregnancy are almost 17 times more likely to have a child with microcephaly, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Oliver Brady of the London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine, UK, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Results of trial to stem hospital-acquired bacterial infections published
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) A trial evaluated whether daily bathing with the antiseptic soap chlorhexidine (CHG) -- and in those patients with MRSA, adding the nasal antibiotic mupirocin -- more effectively reduced hospital-acquired bacterial infections than bathing with ordinary soap and water. The researchers found that one subset of patients -- those with medical devices -- experienced a substantial benefit if they received the CHG/mupirocin intervention. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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A silver lining like no other
(University of South Australia) New technology from the University of South Australia is revolutionizing safe vaccination practices through antibacterial, silver-loaded dissolvable microneedle patches, which not only sterilize the injection site to inhibit the growth of bacteria, but also physically dissolve after administration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Infection control technique may reduce infections in patients with catheters, drains
(Rush University Medical Center) Each year, approximately 5 million patients in the United States receive treatment that includes the insertion of a medical device such as a catheter, which puts them at increased risk of potentially life-threatening infection. Researchers have found a strategy that greatly reduced both overall infection and infection with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in a group of these patients. The results of their study were published today in the online issue of The Lancet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Study shows success of measles vaccine campaigns in India
(eLife) A mass measles vaccination campaign saved tens of thousands of children's lives in India between 2010 and 2013, according to a report published today in eLife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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UMaine-led team discovers protein, lipid connection that could aid new influenza therapies
(University of Maine) For the first time, a connection is shown between influenza virus surface protein HA and host cell lipid PIP2. PIP2 controls cellular functions through signaling pathways it modulates. Many of these pathways control the actin cytoskeleton, a structural framework for cell shape, motility and membrane organization. Many proteins seen with HA are known to control the actin cytoskeleton and have known binding to PIP2, but the connection was not previously explained. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Study to investigate how sexual trauma increases HIV susceptibility in women
(University of California - San Diego) Novel study to investigate how sexual trauma increases HIV susceptibility in women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Results of ABATE infection trial published
(Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute) Daily bathing with an antiseptic soap, plus nasal ointment for patients with prior antibiotic resistant bacteria, reduced hospital acquired infections among patients with central venous catheters and other devices that pierce the skin, according to results of the ABATE Infection Trial. The study, " Chlorhexidine versus Routine Bathing to Prevent Multi Drug-Resistant Organisms and All-Cause Bloodstream Infection in General Medical and Surgical Units: The ABATE Infection Cluster Randomized Trial, " was published March 5 in The Lancet, Online. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious...
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