Monthly Archives: April 2015

Study Finds Hospitals are Not Doing All They Can to Prevent C diff Infections

Nearly half of American hospitals aren’t taking key steps to prevent a kind of gut infection that kills nearly 30,000 people annually and sickens hundreds of thousands more — despite strong evidence that such steps work, according to a new … Continue reading

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Virology powerhouse – University of Alberta

Michael Houghton “Back in the ’60s and ’70s, we thought we had pretty much conquered infectious disease,” wryly notes Michael Houghton, Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Virology at the U of A. But then came HIV and SARS, new … Continue reading

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Can Humans Get Norovirus From Their Dogs?

Human norovirus may infect our canine companions, according to research published online April 1 in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology. That raises the possibility of dog-to-human transmission, said first author Sarah Caddy, … Continue reading

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