Dominica receives CDC travel notice for Zika virus

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 @ 3:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Zika virus and its infection patterns are constantly being watched by the CDC, and the organization's acute attention to the continuing transmission has led to its declaring a travel notice for Dominica.
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CDC adds Cuba to Zika virus watch list

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 @ 1:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The CDC has reported a level-two travel notice for Cuba concerning Zika virus transmission and is working with local health officials in areas that have been determined to contain the virus.
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CDC releases report on how to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Sunday, Mar 20, 2016 @ 4:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Although the United States has successfully decreased health care-associated infections (HAIs), antibiotic-resistant bacteria are still a force to be reckoned with.
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Guinea removed from Ebola travel screening list

Monday, Feb 22, 2016 @ 6:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As the threat of Ebola winds down, so does the need to screen passengers traveling to and from affected nations.
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UTMB, Brazilian health officals team up to find Zika vaccine

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 @ 5:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has decided to partner with the Brazilian Ministry of Health as the two entities seek to stop the Zika virus.
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CDC updates travel alert list with two additional destinations

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 @ 7:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As part of its continued investigation into the Latin American Zika virus outbreak, the CDC recently added the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic to its travel alert list.
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CDC hosts Zika virus teleconference to reassure U.S. citizens

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 @ 10:37am by BioPrepWatch Reports

To reassure listeners in a real-time telebriefing, representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and an affiliated institute recently conducted an up-to-the-minute discussion of the critical Zika virus infection from Atlanta, Georgia, and Rockville, Maryland.
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Researchers study strains of flesh-eating bacteria to beat toxins

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 @ 7:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered strains of flesh-eating bacteria that could lead them to understand how toxins in the bacteria work.
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Ebola survivors' blood might be key to stopping the virus, researchers find

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 @ 5:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The blood of Ebola survivors might be the key to beating Ebola in other patients.
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Zika virus case reported in Puerto Rico

Saturday, Jan 9, 2016 @ 2:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The first case of locally acquired Zika virus was discovered in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Dec. 31.
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Entry screening process modified for passengers from Guinea

Friday, Jan 1, 2016 @ 10:22am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The CDC announced Monday that entrance screenings at airports will be modified for travelers from Guinea.
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CDC issues review of 2015

Friday, Jan 1, 2016 @ 10:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The CDC has issued a digital kit detailing a review of 2015 across the agency’s work in several areas.
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CDC introduces action plan to combat tuberculosis

Saturday, Dec 26, 2015 @ 3:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The CDC has announced the release of its National Action Plan to Combat Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis.
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Ebola screening no longer required for incoming passengers from Sierra Leone

Thursday, Dec 24, 2015 @ 4:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Entry screening for the Ebola virus will end at U.S. airports for travelers from Sierra Leone.
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CDC issues travel notices for Zika virus in Central, South America

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 @ 2:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The CDC issued travel notices this week regarding recent outbreaks of the Zika virus in Mexico, and parts of Central and South America.
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CDC to release study detailing epidemiology of Guinea's Ebola spread

Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015 @ 6:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent CDC study details the epidemiology of Ebola spread in Guinea.
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CDC issues newsletter to emergency partners

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 @ 4:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a newsletter to emergency partners on Friday.
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CDC details ophthamologic complications in Ebola case

Monday, Nov 23, 2015 @ 4:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent study detailed the ophthalmologic condition of an Ebola patient in the CDC’s Emerging Infectious Diseases.
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CDC issues grant opportunity to improve protective gear

Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 @ 6:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a grant award announcement this month to research technical improvements on personal protective equipment (PPE).
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CDC reports increase in multi-state foodborne outbreaks

Friday, Nov 6, 2015 @ 8:43am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that the number of outbreaks of foodborne illnesses across multiple states has increased in recent years, the organization announced Tuesday.
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