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  • Maternal HIV Status May Disrupt Normal Microbiome Development in Uninfected Infants
    A study led by researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) suggests that maternal HIV infection influences the microbiome of their HIV-uninfected infants. Their findings, reported online in the journal Science Translational Medicine ...More
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  • Valley Fever Diagnosis Often Missed
    For patients with pneumonia or ongoing influenza-like symptoms who live in or have visited the west or southwest United States, especially Arizona and central California, infectious diseases experts recommend physicians suspect valley fever, an often-overlooked fungal ...More
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  • Mouse Antibodies Pinpoint Zika's Weak Spots
    Antibodies that specifically protect against Zika infection have been identified in mice, report Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis researchers on July 27 in Cell. This is the second publication in recent weeks (another paper showing human Zika antibodies ...More
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  • CDC Funding Accelerates Antibiotic Resistance Efforts
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing $67 million to help health departments nationwide tackle antibiotic resistance and other patient safety threats, including healthcare-associated infections. The new funding for antibiotic resistance, part of ...More
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  • Researchers Examine Barriers and Facilitators to VAP Guideline Compliance
    Guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Thoracic Society (IDSA/ATS) provide recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). However, the mere presence of guidelines is rarely sufficient to promote ...More
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  • Researchers Discover New Hepatitis C Virus Mechanism
    Researchers at Osaka University in Japan have uncovered the mechanisms that suppress the propagation of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) with the potential of improving pathological liver conditions. Using model mice, they confirmed that when a certain enzyme is inhibited, HCV ...More
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  • Screen-and-Treat Approach for Hepatitis B May Prevent Deadly Complications
    Research into Africa's first screen-and-treat program for hepatitis B suggests the initiative may reduce deadly complications of the virus. The new findings, from researchers at a number of international institutions including Imperial College London and the Medical ...More
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  • Influenza Prediction Challenge Lends Insights to Prevention and Control Activities
    Biggerstaff, et al. (2016) say that early insights into the timing of the start, peak, and intensity of the influenza season could be useful in planning influenza prevention and control activities. To encourage development and innovation in influenza forecasting, the ...More
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  • Predicting the International Spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
    The Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) associated coronavirus has been imported via travelers into multiple countries around the world. In order to support risk assessment practice, the present study aimed to devise a novel statistical model to quantify the ...More
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  • FDA Updates Warnings for Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved safety labeling changes for a class of antibiotics, called fluoroquinolones, to enhance warnings about their association with disabling and potentially permanent side effects and to limit their use in patients with less ...More
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