Infectious Disease News
  • Vaginal Bacteria May Affect Herpes and Zika Virus

    Added On : 11th June 2017

    Image result for Vaginal Bacteria May Affect Herpes And Zika VirusHealthy 'bugs' might alter how the viruses work, researcher says

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  • Yemen cholera cases pass 100,000 amid 'unprecedented' epidemic

    Added On : 10th June 2017

    Yemeni children suspected of being infected with cholera receive treatment at a makeshift hospital in Sanaa on 5 June 2017The number of suspected cases of cholera resulting from a severe outbreak in Yemen has passed 100,000, the World Health Organization says.

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  • Ultra-tough antibiotic to fight superbugs

    Added On : 2nd June 2017

    Enterococus faecalisUS scientists have re-engineered a vital antibiotic in a bid to wipe out one of the world's most threatening superbugs.

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  • MOH Publishes Awareness Infographic about Importance of Handwashing

    Added On : 10th May 2017

    Image result for MOH LOGOThe Ministry of Health (MOH) has reiterated the importance of handwashing and working to rationalize the use of antibiotics, as well as commitment to hand sanitizing to prevent 50% of infection acquired cases in facilities.

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  • British scientists in world-first TB breakthrough

    Added On : 25th March 2017

    Image result for World-first breakthrough to combat TBBritish scientists have made a world-first breakthrough in the diagnosis of tuberculosis.

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  • Vaccines for three deadly viruses fast-tracked

    Added On : 19th January 2017

    Nipah virus particleScientists have named three relatively little-known diseases they think could cause the next global health emergency.

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  • The Saudi Society of Clinical Microbiology Scientific Society organizes the dengue virus infection workshop

    Added On : 18th January 2017

    Image result for dengue mosquitoIn collaboration with the Saudi Ministry of Health, the Saudi Society of Clinical Microbiology organizes the Dengue Virus Infection workshop, in collaboration with various healthcare companies including Sanofi Pasteur, the workshop addressed the needs of health care professionals, particularly physicians, and clinical microbiologists, researchers, and pharmacists specialized in infectious diseases in the field of dengue fever.

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  • Workshop discusses spread of dengue virus

    Added On : 16th January 2017

    Saudi Society of Clinical MicrobiologyJEDDAH — In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Saudi Society of Clinical Microbiology organized a workshop on dengue virus infection. Various healthcare companies including Sanofi Pasteur supported the workshop, which addressed the needs of healthcare professionals, particularly physicians, and clinical microbiologists, researchers and pharmacists specialized in infectious diseases in the field of dengue fever.

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  • KSMC observes global infection control week

    Added On : 13th December 2016

    Dr. Haitham Alfalah, CEO at KSMC, and other global week for infection control participants. — Courtesy photoRIYADH – Under the slogan of “You and infection control”, King Saud Medical City celebrated the global week for infection control to spread the word on protective ways and means. Of late, infections have emerged as posing a grave risk to the safety of patients and healthcare providers.

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  • HIV 'game-changer' now on NHS

    Added On : 4th December 2016

    HIVA drug that dramatically reduces the risk of being infected with HIV will now be given to patients by the NHS in England.

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