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Motavizumab reduces RSV hospitalizations in Native American infants

November 30, 2015

The use of motavizumab significantly reduced hospitalizations for respiratory syncytial virus in healthy Native American infants, according to recent findings.

“To our knowledge, this trial is the only study to assess the effect of [respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)] prevention on nonacute RSV-associated, long-term wheezing events occurring in otherwise healthy children, and it is the first to assess the effect of motavizumab [MedImmune] for this purpose,” Katherine L. O’Brien, MD, of the Center for American Indian Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and colleagues wrote.

$2.5 million grant focuses on how vector-borne diseases become epidemics

November 29, 2015
Two Kansas State University researchers are among an international team that will use a $2.5 million grant to explore how vector-borne diseases spread across great…

Children's hospital receives grant for antibacterial strategy

November 28, 2015
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently awarded researchers at MassGeneral Hospital for Children a grant to explore a novel strategy that aims to…

Phase 2 trial to assess chikungunya vaccine candidate

November 27, 2015
An NIH-sponsored phase 2 trial will evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of a chikungunya vaccine candidate, according to a press release. “The recent…
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Neuraminidase inhibitors integral reinforcement for influenza control

November 27, 2015
NEW YORK — Henry Bernstein, DO, MHCM, of the Hofstra North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System and an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial…
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The Patient with Norovirus Infection

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Norovirus is highly contagious, highly persistent and often remains present after disinfection. This educational…
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Despite measures, infection control in daycare centers remains daunting

November 25, 2015
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The Patient with Conjunctivitis

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with conjunctivitis.
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