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Flu Scan for Feb 11, 2016 »
Demographics and flu hospitalization; European flu vaccine protection; Patient-doctor spread of H7N9 MORE >>
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News Scan for Feb 11, 2016 »
Global dengue burden; Antibiotic resistance in Europe; MCR-1 spread in French livestock; Saudi MERS risk MORE >>
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Lawmakers take up Zika funding as study yields more sexual transmission clues »
A Senate appropriations subcommittee today began discussing President Obama's $1.8 billion request to fund the nation's re...
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MMWR: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage* of Adults with Chronic Joint Symptoms,† by Sex and Race/E »
During 2013–2014, women were more likely than men to have chronic symptoms of pain, aching, or stiffness in or around a jo...
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MMWR: Announcement: American Heart Month — February 2016 »
February is American Heart Month. The leading cause of death in the United States continues to be heart disease. Although...
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MMWR: Notes from the Field: Circulating Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus Outbreaks — Five Countries, 2014– »
In 2015, wild poliovirus (WPV) transmission was identified in only Afghanistan and Pakistan ( 1 ). The widespread use of...
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MMWR: Update: Interim Guidelines for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women and Women of Re »
CDC has updated its interim guidelines for U.S. health care providers caring for pregnant women during a Zika virus outbre...
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MMWR: Interim Guidelines for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — United States, 2016 »
Zika virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus primarily transmitted by  Aedes aegypti  mosquitoes ( 1 , 2 ). I...
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MMWR: Progress Toward Strengthening National Blood Transfusion Services — 14 Countries, 2011–2014 »
Blood transfusion is a life-saving medical intervention; however, challenges to the recruitment of voluntary, unpaid or ot...
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MMWR: Occupational HIV Transmission Among Male Adult Film Performers — Multiple States, 2014 »
In 2014, the California Department of Public Health was notified by a local health department of a diagnosis of acute huma...
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MMWR: HIV-Related Risk Behaviors Among Male High School Students Who Had Sexual Contact with Males — »
Young persons aged 13–24 years accounted for an estimated 22% of all new diagnoses of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) i...
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MMWR: Influenza-Related Hospitalizations and Poverty Levels — United States, 2010–2012 »
Annual influenza vaccine is recommended for all persons aged ≥6 months in the United States, with recognition that some pe...
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Common Colds: Protect Yourself and Others »
Sore throat and runny nose are usually the first signs of a cold, followed by coughing and sneezing. Most people recover i...
16 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
Superbug review says more vaccines needed to reduce antibiotic use »
More use of vaccines would reduce the need to use antibiotics and help fight the rise of drug-resistant superbug infection...
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Back to its roots: how Zika may threaten Africa »
Their fears, and those of West African authorities seeking to prepare the region's defenses, are shared by global health e...
16 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
Drug-resistant TB costly to treat »
According to a report by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care presented last Thursday, it is hig...
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Dental Student Hand Hygiene Decreased With Increased Clinical Experience »
HH effectiveness, attitudes, and practices of dental students decreased as students gained more clinical experience, where...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu Scan for Feb 10, 2016 »
H7N9 cases in China; Avian flu outbreaks in France, Nigeria MORE >>
Wednesday, February 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Feb 10, 2016 »
Antibiotic prescribing intervention; Pneumonia drug looks promising; Lyme disease in Hispanics;  budge...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
WHO addresses Zika fears as more microcephaly findings surface »
The World Health Organization (WHO) today released a comprehensive backgrounder on Zika virus issues related to childbeari...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAC Express #1229 »
News from the Immunization Action Coalition  MORE >>
Wednesday, February 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
UN agriculture agency warns of threat to food security from overuse of antibiotics »
 The overuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents is impacting rural livelihoods and food security, and requ...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
WHO Issues Influenza Risk Assessment »
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a  risk assessment related to seasonal influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Antibiotic prescribing by dentists has increased: Why? »
Although the overall rate of antibiotic prescribing has been declining in British Columbia, Canada, the authors conducted...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
President Obama will ask Congress for $1.8B in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus »
The Journal of Healthcare Contracting and Repertoire magazine, in conjunction with our two sponsors PDI (Orangeburg...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study in Brazil Links Zika Virus to Eye Damage in Babies »
Infants infected with the Zika virus may be born not only with unusually small heads, but also with eye abnormalities that...
Tuesday, February 09, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Feb 09, 2016 »
Global leishmaniasis burden; More H5N1 in Nigeria; Eye problems and Zika-linked microcephaly MORE >>
Tuesday, February 09, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Late start to Northern Hemisphere flu season feels strong H1N1 impact »
After a slow start to the flu season in many Northern Hemisphere countries, activity is starting to pick up, much of it le...
Tuesday, February 09, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gloomy assessment underpins UN panel's health crisis advice »
The world underestimates the risk of a health threat worse than Ebola, and its capacity to prepare and respond is "woefull...
Tuesday, February 09, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Antibiotics are not the answer to every one of winter’s ailments »
If you develop the flu, a cold or a sinus infection this winter, you might be tempted to ask your doctor for an antibiotic...
Tuesday, February 09, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. researchers find new bacteria that causes Lyme disease »
An  outbreak at a Pennsylvania hospital in late 2012 should have been an early warning that a reusable medical scope...
Monday, February 08, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
How a Medical Mystery in Brazil Led Doctors to Zika »
A sudden, sharp increase in babies with “no foreheads and verystrange heads” was baffling doctors in Brazil. That set off...
Monday, February 08, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu Scan for Feb 08, 2016 »
H7N9 in China; European flu update; Avian flu indemnity rules MORE >>
Monday, February 08, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Feb 08, 2016 »
New Borrelia species; More chikungunya cases;  Sierra Leone Ebola patient discharged MORE >>
Monday, February 08, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
WHO lists Zika R&D priorities; groups probe microcephaly, GBS »
The World Health Organization (WHO) said today it is mapping research and development (R&D) projects under way for Zik...

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