Pandemic

After Ebola: Preparing for the next catastrophic pandemic

After Ebola: Preparing for the next catastrophic pandemic

The rapid spread of infectious disease through human populations across a large region is not a new problem. But unfortunately, planning for or contemplating the risks associated with pandemics often becomes forgotten after each crisis.

Also in the news for June 18, 2014 . . .

FDA licenses cell-culture flu vaccines to make U.S. "pandemic ready" ... Short-term, post-acute care in SNFs has not been studied well, analysis finds ... Fecal transplants cure C. diff by doing more than supplying missing "bug"

A sweep of genius in long-term care procurement

A sweep of genius in long-term care procurement

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Just say "cheese" was my first reaction when I saw the notice.

New low-cost ventilators designed for pandemics

British anesthesiologists have developed three low-cost, gas-efficient ventilator prototypes that can be mass-produced for major healthcare emergencies, such as a pandemic or a natural disaster. They also can provide support in areas where resources are limited, such as rural or military settings, the doctors say.

Feds spending billions to prepare for more complex flu season

In light of the continued spread of the H1N1 virus and the approaching 2009-2010 flu season, the Department of Health and Human Services has announced the allocation of billions of dollars in influenza preparedness funding and additional vaccine purchases.