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Reported cases of work-acquired HIV infection drop: CDC

Documented cases of occupationally acquired HIV infection among U.S. health care workers have become “rare,” possibly due to underreporting and effective treatment and prevention, according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Report highlights gaps in U.S. infection control

Washington – The Ebola outbreak is a “major wake-up call” that highlights gaps in the United States’ management and containment of severe diseases, concludes a new report from the nonprofits Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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Study notes deficiencies in respirator use among health care workers

Minneapolis – Although most health care workers take measures to guard against aerosol-transmissible diseases, deficiencies in respirator use and other areas may be putting some workers at risk, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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New Ebola guidelines address PPE for health care workers

Washington – To help protect health care workers and other first responders against Ebola virus exposure, the InterAgency Board for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability has released a new set of recommendations for using personal protective equipment.
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CDC updates Ebola care guidelines

Atlanta – Following two cases in which U.S. nurses were infected with Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tightened its infection-control guidelines for health care workers.
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Ebola outbreak prompts call for PPE innovations

Washington – The U.S. Agency for International Development is seeking innovators who can help improve personal protective equipment and tools used by health care workers who are fighting what is being called the largest Ebola outbreak in history.
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