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  • NY Politicians Announce Joint Emergency Regulations to Combat Legionnaires' Disease
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced the state and city would take the unprecedented step of jointly crafting and instituting uniform regulations to combat Legionnaires’ disease. The ...More
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  • International Team Discovers the Ancient Origins of Deadly Lassa Virus
    Working as part of an international team in the United States and West Africa, a researcher at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has published new findings showing the ancient roots of the deadly Lassa virus, a relative of Ebola virus, and how Lassa virus has changed ...More
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  • Tdap Booster Vaccine Rates Triple at Family Care Clinics Using Automated Reminders
    Vaccination rates for a critical booster shot tripled after clinics began using electronic prompts alerting them of patients needing the Tdap vaccine that protects against tetanus, diptheria, and whooping cough, according to a new study from the University of Michigan ...More
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  • $7 Million Grant Aids Efforts to Eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases
    Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a $7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation aimed at eliminating river blindness and elephantiasis, two neglected tropical diseases that annually sicken millions. ...More
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  • New Research Helps Explain Why Lymphoma Often Affects Children with Malaria
    In equatorial Africa, a region of the globe known as the “lymphoma belt,” children are 10 times more likely than in other parts of the world to develop Burkitt’s lymphoma, a highly aggressive blood cancer that can be fatal if left untreated. That area is ...More
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  • NIH-Funded Study Establishes Genomic Data Set on Lassa Virus
    An international team of researchers has developed the largest genomic data set in the world on Lassa virus (LASV). The new genomic catalog contains nearly 200 viral genomes collected from patient samples in Sierra Leone and Nigeria, as well as field samples from the major ...More
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  • The Public Health Response to CRE in Wisconsin
    Today, on CDC's Safe Healthcare blog, Gwen Borlaug, MPH, CIC, Coordinator of the Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Prevention Program in the Division of Public Health at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, discusses the public health response to ...More
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  • Duke Provides Infection Control Steps to Keep Pro Football Players Healthy
    Keeping any team healthy is an important and daunting challenge, but the task is amplified in the National Football League when a bug that spreads rapidly through locker rooms and training facilities can impact an entire season. “A lot of different microbes can cause ...More
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  • Ebola Survivors Clinic Opens in Monrovia
    Surviving Ebola is only part of the story. Many patients experience "post-Ebola" symptoms -- joint pain, dizziness, blurred vision, inability to concentrate, headaches. The Ebola Survivors Clinic, opened recently at the Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, not only ...More
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  • Africa Advances Toward a Polio-Free Continent
    In the Horn of Africa, no wild polio cases have been reported since the last case in central Somalia on Aug. 11, 2014. Although it is not yet an official milestone on the path to polio-free certification, today marks one year since the last wild polio case was detected on ...More
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