Stainless steel and surgical gowns remain contaminated with Clostridium difficile even after treatment with the recommended disinfectant, according to new research.
Browsing: Disease Transmission
Results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has provided insights into why Candida auris outbreaks frequent in healthcare facilities.
Research presented at ASM Microbe (20–24 June 2019; CA, USA) has demonstrated the presence of Staphylococcus aureus in 40% of a sample of cell phones tested at a university.
Research presented at ECCMID examining influenza transmission has discovered that a substantial proportion of patients and healthcare workers shed the flu virus before clinical symptoms appear.
Madariaga virus has been identified as the cause of acute febrile illness in eight children in Haiti between 2015 and 2016 – the first time it has been discovered in the country.
Researchers from Imperial College London have reported their recent success in using ‘gene drive’ technology to block female mosquito reproduction, resulting in the total collapse of caged populations of Anopheles gambiae in as little as 7–11 generations.
Since Zika broke into the news in 2016, new research has been uncovering more information about this virus – we spoke to Dustin Farr at the recent ASM Microbe meeting where he was presenting a poster on Zika infection in corneal cells.
The first citywide deployment of Wolbachia has proved successful, with no dengue cases reported since Wolbachia became established.
Primarily transferred via direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of infected people, the Ebola virus receives a significant boost to its infective properties from amyloid fibrils in human semen, according to a new study.
New findings suggest that biogenesis of small regulatory fragments from tRNA can have wide ranging effects on key aspects of Aedes aegypti vector biology.