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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 patients suspected of being infected by this species — tentatively called Borrelia mayonii — likely are not being evaluated for Lyme disease because they present differently from those infected by the only other species to cause Lyme disease in North America, B. burgdorferi. The researchers emphasized that medical and health care professionals should be aware of the new pathogen.

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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Senate: Health care IT bill will ‘end unfair practices’ for patients, providers

February 12, 2016
The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions unanimously recommended a measure designed to improve health care information technology.The purpose…
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More than half of infants, toddlers not fully vaccinated against flu

February 12, 2016
More than 50% of children aged 6 to 23 months are not fully vaccinated against influenza, according to recent research in Pediatrics.“Depending on a child’s…

Obama administration proposes increased funding for antibiotic resistance, sustained investments for HIV

February 12, 2016
Members of the Infectious Diseases Society of America were “encouraged” by a $43 million increase in federal funding proposed by President Barack
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The Patient with Acute-Bacterial Skin and Skin-Structure Infections

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with acute-bacterial skin and skin-structure…
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VIDEO: Discussion of HIV prevention focuses on novel strategies

December 10, 2015
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The Patient with HIV Infection

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The selection of the initial regimen is critical in that it is usually the longest duration regimen that a patient will…
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