Tag archive for ‘MRSA outbreak’
By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 24th, 2013

FDA approves Vibativ for the treatment of bacterial pneumonia caused by Staphylococcus aureus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of the antibiotic Vibativ (telavancin) to treat patients with hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP) caused More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Antimicrobial soap and ointments best to reduce MRSA infections in ICU patients: Study

Using germ-killing soap and ointment on all intensive-care unit (ICU) patients can reduce bloodstream infections by up to 44 percent and significantly reduce the presence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 8th, 2012
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MRSA cluster reported in Hong Kong boarding school

Image/CDC Centre for Health Protection (CHP) officials are investigating a cluster of Community-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) among students at a Stanley boarding school, according More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, November 5th, 2012

Antibiotic candidate, dalbavancin, designated as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product by the FDA

The intravenous antibiotic product candidate, dalbavancin,  has been designated as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), making it eligible for fast-track status, More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Newberg, Oregon man, Stephen Matt Lister, arrested for rape and tattooing without a license- Two teens diagnosed with MRSA from tattoos

An 18-year-old Newberg, Oregon man is facing a string of charges after two 15 year old females came forward and confirmed he had sex with them. Stephen Matt Lister mug shot/Yamhill County Sheriff Dept. Newberg-Dundee More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, September 24th, 2012
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MRSA found on 80 percent of dollar bills according to SPC study

A St. Petersburg College biological sciences professor and some of her students set out to discover how much, if any, “bad bacteria” is found on frequently handled fomites like paper money and credit cards. More...


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