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Zika may remain in semen for prolonged period

February 12, 2016

Zika virus may remain in semen for a prolonged period, indicating the potential for an extended risk for sexual transmission, according to samples from an imported case of the disease in England.

Data from a 2014 case of a man, aged 68 years, who returned to England from the Cook Islands showed that his semen was positive for Zika virus more than 2 months after the onset of symptoms, researchers wrote in a letter in Emerging Infectious Diseases.

CMS extends 2015 EHR meaningful use attestation deadline

February 12, 2016
CMS has extended the deadline to attest to meaningful use of electronic health records for 2015, according to an email from the agency.Providers in the Medicare &…

Senate Health Committee passes Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015

February 12, 2016
The Senate Health Committee passed the “Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015” (S. 849)” on Tuesday, which will establish a national…
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New Borrelia species causes Lyme disease in upper Midwest

February 12, 2016
A new species of bacteria is causing Lyme disease in people bitten by ticks in the upper Midwest, according to the results of a recent study.Researchers cautioned that…

Senate health committee passes Next Generation Researchers Act

February 12, 2016
The Senate health committee passed the Next Generation Researchers Act (S. 2014) with bipartisan support on Tuesday, which aims to increase opportunities for young…
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The Adolescent Patient with Meningococcal Meningitis

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Although not common, meningococcal meningitis is a serious condition, and can result in extensive morbidity and…
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VIDEO: Origins of cardiovascular events in HIV involve ‘a number of different angles’

December 11, 2015
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The Patient with an Upper Respiratory Infection

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is one of the most common infectious diseases of childhood, as it is estimated that…
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