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Many people in the medical, dental, and public safety communities feel overwhelmed by infection control issues. There is a need for accurate, straightforward, and practical information at a reasonable cost. The Infection Control Network was formed to provide comprehensive assistance in meeting your infection control information needs. Our staff of experts trained in infection control issues is available to answer your questions on an ongoing basis.For an annual fee of $60, members of the Network receive the following benefits:
NAPSICO offers The Source newsletter to members of the Infection Control Network. This bimonthly newsletter comes in two editions to help keep Network members abreast of current infection control issues. One newsletter is tailored for the medical and dental community and the other for law enforcement, fire/rescue, and ambulance service personnel.
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Get tested for Hepatitis C. The CDC is asking for a one time screen for Hepatitis C. Case rates are higher in this age group.
Age group includes persons born between 1945 and 1965. Rapid testing is an appropriate means for testing.
CDC now recommends Tdap boosters for grandparents over 64 who care for young children. Outbreaks currently across the country.
Remember- all healthcare workers are to have a one time booster of Tdap to protect against whooping cough!
2014 - New - Two new drugs approved by FDA that "cure" 80% to 95% plus of HCV cases. Good results for person who did not respond to previous treatment. Milder side effects -
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a mechanism that explains why people with the hepatitis C virus get liver disease and why the virus is able to persist...
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP), Hong Kong, SAR, China and the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China recently notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of two additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human...
As of April 14, 2014, the Ministry of Health of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 168 clinically compatible cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), including 108 deaths. The detailed situation report is available...