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Younger children have highest mortality rate for Ebola

March 27, 2015

Children aged younger than 5 years are more likely to die from Ebola and experience faster progressing illness vs. adults, according to study findings discussed in a letter to the editor published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

“The epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa has caused clinical illness and death among persons with reported ages ranging from less than 1 year to more than 100 years,” researchers from the WHO Ebola Response Team wrote. “Most published estimates of key epidemiologic parameters have been based on patients of all ages, and have thus been dominated by cases in which patients are 16 years of age or older, and as of Jan. 5, 2015, these cases accounted for 79% of the confirmed and probable cases for which age has been reported.”

White House releases 5-year strategy to combat antibiotic resistance

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The White House released a report today outlining the government’s plans to reduce the threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria during the next 5 years. Developed…
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Readmission rate after C. difficile discharge nearly double other discharges

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Senate adjourns without voting on bill to repeal sustainable growth rate

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Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes

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Video: NIAID Ebola vaccine well tolerated, immunogenic

March 23, 2015
WILMINGTON, Del. — Julie Ledgerwood, DO, of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Vaccine…
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

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