Tag: Public Health

Parasitic worms hold back human progress. Here’s how we can end them | Ellen Agler

Parasitic worms hold back human progress. Here’s how we can end them | Ellen Agler

These are worms. Not the kind of worms you find crawling in the dirt. These are parasitic roundworms. They live inside a human being’s intestines. Each of these worms can grow up to 12 inches long, and there are 200 of them in this jar for a reason, because that

How do vaccines help babies fight infections? | How Vaccines Work

How do vaccines help babies fight infections? | How Vaccines Work

This is baby Jack. Vaccines help Jack fight infections by introducing a small number of antigens into his body. Antigens are parts of germs that cause Jack’s immune system to go to work. After Jack gets a vaccine, his immune system will remember the vaccine antigen and attack that germ

Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) with Case Studies (Part I).

[ Silence ]>>Good morning everyone and welcome to our third and final day of the 2014 NHSN Training Course. We want to acknowledge again, all of you here who have given your undivided attention and great participation. Everyone in the room as well as everyone watching the live web-stream, we

Hepatitis B: CDC Viral Hepatitis Serology Training

Hepatitis B: CDC Viral Hepatitis Serology Training

(midi music) – [Voiceover] Liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus, referred to as HBV, can be either acute or chronic. The first serologic marker to appear in someone infected following exposure to HBV, is hepatitis B surface antigen, referred to as HBsAg. HBsAg, shown by the red hatched

HIV/TB Co-Infection

HIV/TB Co-Infection

Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death in people with HIV infection because number one it’s the most common HIV associated opportunistic disease, and secondly, if untreated it damages the lungs, renders people susceptible to other more disseminated forms of disease, and in the absence of treatment they don’t do

2016 NHSN – Infection Prevention and Surveillance in LTC

2016 NHSN – Infection Prevention and Surveillance in LTC

>>Welcome to Atlanta and the start of the 2016 NHSN Annual Training. We tried to order some pretty weather for those of you who have come from the north, and I hope we did alright. My name for those of who I haven’t had the privilege to meet yet is