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Outbreak of S. sonnei in Oregon chiefly affects MSM, homeless

August 24, 2016

A recent outbreak of shigellosis in Oregon largely involved two groups of patients: men who have sex with men, and the homeless, investigators said.

The spike in cases was related to a multistate outbreak of Shigella sonnei, the most commonly reported species of Shigella in the United States, the investigators wrote in MMWR.

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Campylobacter, acute gastroenteritis costs Swiss health care up to $50 million yearly

August 24, 2016
An analysis of health care costs associated with campylobacteriosis and acute gastroenteritis suggested that this condition costs the Swiss health care sector up to…
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Epclusa shows manageable drug interaction profile with antiretrovirals

August 23, 2016
Epclusa showed a manageable drug interaction profile with commonly used antiretrovirals in treating patients co-infected with chronic HCV and HIV, according to a phase 1…

Sepsis begins outside of hospital in 80% of cases

August 23, 2016
The CDC today classified sepsis as a preventable medical emergency and said it begins outside of the hospital in 80% of cases. A CDC evaluation also showed that 70% of

Local Zika transmission within Florida extends to Pinellas County

August 23, 2016
The Florida Department of Health is investigating a new locally transmitted Zika virus case in Pinellas County, and it reported more contained activity within the…
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The Patient with Diarrhea

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Intestinal infections with Clostridium difficile, a spore-forming gram-positive anaerobic bacillus, are among the most…
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Question 21: What is the Best Screening Test for Wilson's Disease?

From Curbside Consultation of the Liver: 49 Clinical Questions
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Sentosa genotyping assay detects HIV drug resistance mutations

August 4, 2016
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