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  • CDC Offers Surveillance Atlas Online Tool
    The National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) Atlas is an innovative and interactive, online data tool that lets you use and analyze the most recent CDC surveillance data on HIV, hepatitis, STDs, and tuberculosis. The Atlas also gives ...More
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  • Enterovirus D68 Not Associated With Higher Death Rate in Children
    The enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) respiratory infection that affected young children in 2014 appeared to be more virulent than other respiratory infections, but it does not seem to have been related to an increased risk of death or need for critical care, according to new ...More
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  • Risk Factors for Hospital-Acquired Infection Caused by Acinetobacter baumannii
    Acinetobacter baumannii can cause serious healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and the incidence is increasing, with many strains now resistant to multiple antibiotic classes. The aims of this study by Ellis et al. (2015) were to examine factors associated with HAIs ...More
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  • Study Has Important Implications for the Design of a Protective HIV Vaccine
    A PhD student from the University of the Witwatersrand has published a study in the journal Nature Medicine describing how the changing viral swarm in an HIV infected person can drive the generation of antibodies able to neutralize HIV strains from across the world. The ...More
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  • Malaria Vaccine Provides Hope for a General Cure for Cancer
    The hunt for a vaccine against malaria in pregnant women has provided an unexpected side benefit for Danish researchers, namely what appears to be an effective weapon against cancer. The scientists behind the vaccine aim for tests on humans within four years. Danish ...More
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  • Bacterium That Causes Q Fever Linked to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
    The bacterium that causes Q fever, an infectious disease that humans contract from animals, is associated with an increased risk of lymphoma, according to a study published online today in Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). Q fever is caused by ...More
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  • Breast Cancer Drug Beats Superbug
    Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have found that the breast cancer drug tamoxifen gives white blood cells a boost, better enabling them to respond to, ensnare and kill bacteria in ...More
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  • Drug-Resistant E. coli Bacteria Increasingly Found in Community Hospitals
    The number of infections caused by highly antibiotic-resistant extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria is increasing in community hospitals, a setting in which most Americans receive care, according to a new study published ...More
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  • Vaccination Teams Work to Keep Iraq Polio Free and Combat the Spread of Cholera
    A nationwide campaign to vaccinate 5.8 million children in Iraq against polio was concluded on Oct. 11, 2015 after a two-day extension recommended by the Ministry of Health to achieve maximum vaccination coverage. This effort to ensure that Iraq remains polio free also ...More
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  • Cholera Outbreak Continues in Iraq
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has received notification from the National IHR Focal Point of Iraq of additional laboratory-confirmed cases of cholera. As of Oct. 8, 2015, a total of 1,263 laboratory-confirmed cases of Vibrio cholerae 01 Inaba were reported. These ...More
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