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Geocoding can help spot influenza outbreaks

May 21, 2015

A novel automated process that tracked infected patients by address simplified the detection of influenza outbreaks at long-term care facilities, according to research published in the American Journal of Infection Control.

“Influenza is a serious health concern among elderly populations, as an estimated 90% of deaths due to influenza infection occur in persons aged 65 and older,” Alison Levin-Rector, MPH, a public health analyst at RTI International, formerly of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and colleagues wrote. “Influenza can be rapidly transmitted within nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities, affecting individuals at risk for complications.

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German population lacks knowledge of Ebola virus transmission risk

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Misperceptions regarding the risk for transmission of Ebola virus was prevalent among residents of Germany at the peak of the 2014 epidemic in West Africa, according…
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CRE Outbreaks Draw Focus on ERCP, Device-related Infections

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On Feb. 18, the University of California, Los Angeles Health System notified 179 patients of potential exposure to carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae during…
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Screening Toward a 'Cure'

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As rates of resolved hepatitis C virus continue to rise with the addition of newer, stronger medications, our experts debate the overall screening strategies put forth…
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Weighing the Wisdom of Expanded HCV Screening

Healio Gastroenterology, May 2015
Many organizations, including the CDC, have endorsed expanding widespread screening for hepatitis C virus, but experts writing in The BMJ warn that physicians should…
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