Has building facility maintenance been instructed on how to or how not to handle any suspected infectious agents
methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE)) [3,4] and the emergence of about 30 new infectious agents
Directly or indirectly, infectious agents
produce long-term outcomes through pathways that include acute infection, persistent active infection, persistent nonreplicating (latent) infection, immune response to an infectious agent
that may not commonly be pathogenic, and malignant transformation.
With vaccines and effective treatments often unavailable, the immune system's efforts to eradicate infectious agents
or infected cells are frequently the only means to combat them.
The use of antibody-based therapies against infectious agents
in routine clinical practice is limited by several factors, including cost, need for a specific diagnosis before use, and the fact that passive immunization is more effective as prophylaxis than as therapy for established infections.
This is the first solid clue that an infectious agent
may be linked to mental illness," says R.
The Company's Viral Immunotherapy Platform is focused on the removal of the lipid envelope from certain viruses and other lipid-containing infectious agents
exposing hidden viral proteins and stimulating the body's immune system to elicit an enhanced response to the infectious agent
A longstanding problem has been to isolate an infectious agent
that is present in our tissues that could stimulate the development of atherosclerotic plaques.
Previous reservoir definitions often required that the relevant infectious agent
be nonpathogenic to the reservoir host species (14,15).
In the ongoing fight against the bacterium that causes tuberculosis, which claims more lives annually than any other infectious agent
, these spies have now collected a long-awaited body of intelligence.
Though the practice of supplementing feed with animal byproducts has, for the most part, been abandoned, Waiters suggests that certain risks remain, as prions, the subviral infectious agent
responsible for mad cow and vCJD are also found in wild game, though, to date, no one has connected consumption of deer or elk meat with vCJD.
The researchers analyzed ancient DNA to identify kinetoplast DNA of Trypanosoma cruzi, the disease's infectious agent
transmitted by the insect vector, a triatomid bug.