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  • Link Between Ritual Circumcision Procedure and Herpes Infection in Infants Examined
    A rare procedure occasionally performed during Jewish circumcisions that involves direct oral suction is a likely source of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) transmissions documented in infants between 1988 and 2012, a literature review conducted by Penn Medicine ...More
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  • Incomplete HPV Vaccination May Offer Some Protection
    Minority women who received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine  even after becoming sexually active had lower rates of abnormal Pap test results than those who were never vaccinated. These findings appear in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Researchers ...More
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  • Latest Vaccination Coverage Estimates for Adolescents Show Only Small Increase for HPV Vaccine
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials announced today that the number of girls and boys aged 13-17 years receiving human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine remains unacceptably low despite a slight increase in vaccination coverage since 2012, according to ...More
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  • One Route to Malaria Drug Resistance is Found
    Researchers have uncovered a way the malaria parasite becomes resistant to an investigational drug. The discovery, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, also is relevant for other infectious diseases including bacterial infections and tuberculosis. The ...More
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  • New Case of MERS-CoV is Reported to WHO
    On July 12, 2014, the National IHR Focal Point of the Islamic Republic of Iran reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) an additional laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The patient is a 67-year-old ...More
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  • WHO Welcomes Global Momentum on Viral Hepatitis
    On World Hepatitis Day, July 28, the World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes new progress in tackling one of the world’s most serious diseases. Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects millions of ...More
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  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 45 New Cases, 28 Deaths
    The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to monitor the evolution of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Between July 18 and 20, 2014, 45 new cases and 28 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. These include ...More
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  • New E-book Helps Nurses Identify and Prevent Three Most Common HAIs
    American Sentinel University’s free e-book, ‘Are You Prepared to Identify and Prevent the Three Infections That Make Up Two-Thirds of All Healthcare Associated Infections?’ is a go-to guide to help nurses minimize the occurrence of hospital-acquired ...More
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  • Study Examines Postoperative Pneumonia Prevention Program in Surgical Ward
    A post-operative pneumonia prevention program for patients in the surgical ward at a California Veterans Affairs hospital lowered the case rate for the condition, which can cause significant complications and increase the cost of care. The study was conducted by Hadiza S. ...More
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  • FDA Announces Voluntary Recall of All Non-Expired Sterile Drugs from Unique Pharmaceuticals
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting healthcare professionals and consumers of a voluntary recall of all non-expired drug products produced for sterile use by Unique Pharmaceuticals Ltd., of Temple, Texas. The recalled products include lot 86513, N-Acetyl ...More
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