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Measles Deaths Worldwide Drop By Nearly 40% Over Five Years
...ccinated against measles through SIAs. As measles wards
shut down all over the African continent, a long-term budget item in many hospitals can be freed up to save children from other diseases. “We now have the opportunity to replicate this successful model as we tackle other child killers such as malari...
Reminding doctors which antibiotics to prescribe cuts C. difficile infection rates
...al-acquired infection---can be reduced in hospital wards
if doctors prescribe narrow-spectrum antibiotics r...London, studied prescribing and CDI rates in three wards
for acute care of the elderly where CD was endemic. When the study began, doctors working on the war...
Study identifies risk factors for spread of respiratory infections in hospitals
...ry important to provide adequate space in hospital wards
and implement effective infection control measures in order to avoid cross-contamination in hospitals." Unfortunately, the authors note, it is a common practice for hospitals to increase the number of hospital beds inside a ward to meet the incre...
Anthrax paralyzes immune cells with lethal toxin, UF research shows
... lead author. But exactly how the anthrax toxin wards
off neutrophils has puzzled scientists for years. Immune cells rely on rod-shaped filaments called actin to propel them toward an infection. In a previous study, Southwick found that the toxin prevents actin assembly, leaving neutrophils stuck in the...