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Undetected measles infection causes death of Washington woman

July 6, 2015

A woman in Clallam County, Washington has died from pneumonia due to measles, making it the first death due to measles in nearly 12 years, according to a press release from the Washington State Department of Health.

The Washington State Department of Health believes that the woman came in contact with the measles infection at a local Clallam County medical facility. According to the release, the woman had a suppressed immune system due to medications and other health conditions.

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H. pylori, NSAID use add to risk of peptic ulcer bleeding

July 6, 2015
In a recent study, an additive interaction emerged between Helicobacter pylori infection and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the risk of peptic ulcer bleeding…
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European swine flu may target immunocompromised

July 6, 2015
An Italian man who tested positive for swine flu may have contracted the virus in part because he was immunocompromised, according to a case study published in Emerging
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Rapid PCR superior in detecting influenza among children in ED

July 6, 2015
Rapid multiplex PCR was the most costly, yet effective strategy for detecting influenza among a cohort of children aged 3 months to 18 years presenting to an ED with…
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Cost-effective, transdermal device tests for malaria

July 5, 2015
A noninvasive device that can detect malaria in humans and mosquitoes in 20 seconds or less by by delivering short laser pulses to blood vessels transdermally could…
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VIDEO: James A. Hoxie, MD, discusses intense energy of emerging HIV cure research

VIDEO: James A. Hoxie, MD, discusses intense energy of emerging HIV cure research

July 1, 2015
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The Patient with Protozoan Illness

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