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  • Pneumonia Present in Nearly One-Third of Adults Hospitalized With Influenza
    Influenza and pneumonia combined are the leading causes of death due to infectious diseases in the United States. Garg, et al. (2015) describe factors associated with pneumonia among adults hospitalized with influenza. Through the Emerging Infections Program, the ...More
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  • Oysters Harbor, Transmit Human Norovirus
    Oysters not only transmit human norovirus; they also serve as a major reservoir for these pathogens, according to research published August 28 in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. "More than 80 percent of human ...More
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  • Antibiotic Use Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis
    People who developed Type 2 diabetes tended to take more antibiotics in the years leading up to the diagnosis than people who did not have the condition, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. A ...More
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  • Training on Malaria Test Use Does Not Lead to Appropriate Treatment, Research Shows
    Health providers trained to perform malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) are still prescribing valuable malaria medicines to patients who do not have malaria, according to new research published in PLOS ONE. Almost 5,000 participants from 40 communities took part in the ...More
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  • Researchers Advise Monitoring Beach Sand to Safeguard Human Health
    Beach sand contains all kinds of microorganisms, including those that can harm human health. Yet current guidelines are focused exclusively on monitoring the levels of microbes in the water. Now, an international panel of scientists is recommending monitoring the sand at ...More
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  • Scientists Describe How a Dormant Fungal Spore Transforms Itself Into a Disease-Causing Yeast
    The fungus Cryptococcus causes meningitis, a brain disease that kills about 1 million people each year -- mainly those with impaired immune systems due to AIDS, cancer treatment or an organ transplant. It's difficult to treat because fungi are genetically quite similar to ...More
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  • Ebola Vaccine Clinical Trial Opens at Sanford Health
    Sanford Health is seeking participants to enroll in clinical trial testing a vaccine for the Ebola virus. The Merck-sponsored study will explore the vaccine’s ability to safely generate antibodies that could protect against future exposure to the virus. The clinical ...More
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  • CDC Clarifies Ebola PPE Guidance for U.S. Healthcare Personnel
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has clarified its guidance regarding personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare personnel caring for suspected and confirmed Ebola patients in U.S. healthcare facilities. Based on feedback from healthcare ...More
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  • State Exemption Levels Low, National Vaccination Rates High
    Vaccine exemption levels for kindergarteners are low for most states and infant vaccination rates are high nationally, according to data from two reports published in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The first report looked at vaccination ...More
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  • HIV Particles Do Not Cause AIDS, Our Own Immune Cells Do
    Researchers from the Gladstone Institutes have revealed that HIV does not cause AIDS by the virus's direct effect on the host's immune cells, but rather through the cells' lethal influence on one another. HIV can either be spread through free-floating virus that directly ...More
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