Posts Tagged 'Centers for Disease Control'

Heater-Cooler Risks Could be Far More Severe than Originally Thought

CDC warns on heater-cooler useWhen doctors and researchers first discovered the link between heater-cooler devices and a bacterial infection, they thought they’d found the reason for a few patients falling ill after cardiothoracic surgery. However, as more information came to light, the implications – as well as the risks involved in using the devices – are growing far beyond those initial concerns.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recently issued a warning of those risks. ...

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CDC: FluMist No Longer a Viable Vaccination Method

cdc recommends against flumistThe injection-averse will be less than pleased to learn that the CDC is recommending against the use of the FluMist flu vaccine for this year’s flu season. Why?

According to a flu expert at the agency: “We could find no evidence [the spray] was effective.”

The news will impact more than those that simply preferred the nasal spray delivery methodology offered by FluMist. Licensed and marketed by AstraZeneca since 2003, the CDC’s Advisory Panel ...

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Hepatitis outbreak linked to frozen berries

An outbreak of hepatitis A has been reported in five western states, and government officials say frozen berries may be the source.

A CBS News report says the illnesses were first reported in April, and 30 people have since been infected in Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and California. Nine of them have been hospitalized.

Officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have linked the ...

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