ABC News video on the late Malcom Casadaban, a University of Chicago researcher who passed away after exposure to Yersinia pestis.
"The tragic irony is that Professor Casadaban had been trying to develop a vaccine so that thousands of people around the world wouldn't die a painful, ugly death... Read More
If you’ve ever suffered through a bad case of food poisoning, you’ll be glad to know that Naval scientist Patricia Guerry has made a breakthrough that may dramatically reduce the odds that you’ll have to relive this miserable experience. Read More
A very important message to women who are pregnant. Listeria monocytogenes is very dangerous for anyone who is immunocompromised and it is one of few bacterial pathogens that can cross the fetal-placenta barrier and infect the fetus, usually resulting in fetal death. The USDA produced this vid... Read More
A pilot program is allowing some Maryland creameries to manufacture and sell raw milk cheese. This video takes you to Chapel County Creamery to see the unpasteurized process first hand. Read More
Animal, human and environmental health are inexorably intertwined. Diseases are making the jump from animals to humans and vice-versa at an increasing pace. The emergence of animal borne diseases such as Avian flu, Ebola, and most recently H1N1 (swine flu), demonstrate the need for an integra... Read More
A short video detailing China's vaccination program for H1N1. Over 10,000 children have already been vaccinated and there are plans to prepare for vaccinating 5% of the overall population. Read More
The H1N1 Rap was written, composed, produced, and performed by John D. Clarke, MD, FAAFP, for the HHS' www.flu.gov public service announcement contest. Out of the over 200 entries submitted, a panel of 12 video communication and public health experts determined the top 10 entries. These were put... Read More
This is the story of how to brew chicha beer with a saliva starter as told by the Dogfish Head brewer. Read More
Scientists estimate that people are not washing their hands often or well enough and may transmit up to 80% of all infections by their hands. From doorknobs to animals to food, harmful germs can live on almost everything. Handwashing may be your single most important act to help stop the spre... Read More
www.henrythehand.com is an online handwashing resource for teachers by Will Sawyer, MD. The mission of the educational campaign is to propagate the 4 Principles of Hand Awareness throughout the United States and the world.
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A parody of The Beatles' "I Wanna Hold Your Hand," as performed by UC Davis food toxicologist Carl Winter.
The federal government is reintroducing a powerful weapon in the fight against the H1N1 flu virus: Elmo.
The popular Sesame Street character will be featured in a series of public service advertisements meant to encourage better hygiene among young children, the Department of Health a... Read More
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Rhinovirus is typically viewed as the cause of the common cold, but that is not the only disease it can cause. In this ICAAC 2009 press panel participants present the latest research on the effects of rhinovirus beyond a cold including its potential role in asthma, new and emerging rhinoviruses... Read More
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are giving rise to new challenges to the infectious disease community. Soldiers fighting in those countries are acquiring infections that are not normally seen by doctors in the United States. Participants discussed these foreign infections and the challenges... Read More
The latest research on H1N1 influenza taken from ICAAC's latebreaker slide abstracts, including the synergistic effect of a combination of three influenza drugs against drug-resistant virus, and a finding that patients are still infective over a week after initial symptoms appear, suggesting the... Read More
Clostridium difficile bacteria are a common cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea, especially in hospital settings. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year in the United States C. difficile is responsible for tens of thousands of cases of diarrhea and at least 5... Read More
The infectious disease landscape is constantly changing. As we develop treatments for and work to eradicate existing diseases, invariably new ones arise to take their place and sometimes old ones resurge. Public health researcher Kenrad Nelson, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,... Read More
Traditionally, tuberculosis has been viewed as a primarily human disease. Recent studies have found other sources of Mycobacterium tuberculosis among animal populations including elephants, meerkats, dogs and baboons. A related bacterium that can also cause disease in humans, M. bovis, is run... Read More
The emergence of the H1N1 influenza virus earlier this year has put the world on notice for the next influenza pandemic. Participants in this press conference provide an overview of the current H1N1 situation and discuss recent advances concerning antiviral resistance, influenza-bacteria intera... Read More