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CDC: EV-D68 detected in four deaths

October 1, 2014

The CDC reported today that enterovirus D68 has been detected in specimens from four patients who have died and had samples submitted for testing, according to its website.

The role of enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68) infections in the deaths currently is unclear, with state health departments continuing to investigate, the CDC said.

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The CDC reported that enterovirus D68 has been detected in specimens from four patients who have died and had samples submitted for testing, according to its website.The…

Five infants tested positive for TB after exposure at Texas hospital

September 30, 2014
Five infants exposed to tuberculosis at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, Texas, tested positive for the infection, according to a press release.As of Monday, the…
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Antibiotics during infancy may lead to early childhood obesity

September 29, 2014
Infants exposed to broad-spectrum antibiotics before aged 24 months were more likely to experience early childhood obesity, according to recently published data.L
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In the Pink! A Closer Look at Pediatric Conjunctivitis

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Bacterial conjunctivitis is the most common conjunctivitis in infants and preschool-aged children. Pediatricians must…
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Experts debate PANDAS diagnosis in children

September 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Margaret K. Hostetter, MD, the B. K. Rachford professor and chair of department of…
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Pediatric Perspectives on the Management of Diarrhea in Infants and Children - Monograph

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An estimated 1.2 million cases of giardiasis and 750,000 cases of cryptosporidiosis occur in the United States…
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MMRV vaccine increased risk for febrile seizures

June 10, 2014
Canadian children who received the combination measles-mumps-rubella-varicella vaccine were at twice the risk for febrile seizures compared with…
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CDC: pH1N1 dominated 2013-2014 influenza season

June 9, 2014
Influenza activity peaked in late December during the 2013-2014 season and influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 viruses predominated, according to CDC data…
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Varicella incidence rates decrease while vaccination rates increase

June 9, 2014
Varicella incidence and hospitalization rates have decreased among children since the introduction of varicella vaccine 15 years ago, according to…
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HCW flu vaccination results in fewer community infections

June 9, 2014
For every 15 health care workers who receive influenza vaccination, one fewer person in the community will have an influenza-like illness, according…
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Norovirus is underdiagnosed cause of pediatric gastroenteritis

June 6, 2014
Norovirus is a common, underdiagnosed cause of gastroenteritis among children, according to study findings in The Journal of the Pediatric
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Daptomycin use among children increasing in US hospitals

June 6, 2014
Use of daptomycin among children is uncommon but increasing, according to study findings in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases
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Rotavirus infection uncommon in Nicaragua after routine rotavirus vaccination

June 5, 2014
Following the introduction of the pentavalent rotavirus vaccine in Leon, Nicaragua, rotavirus was not commonly detected among children with diarrhea…
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CDC: Measles in the US at 20-year high

May 29, 2014
The CDC has reported the largest number of measles cases in the United States since 1994, with 288 cases documented from Jan. 1 to May 23, and the…
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Immunity from inactivated seasonal influenza vaccine decreased after one year

May 28, 2014
Protection against influenza acquired through trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine dwindled a year after vaccination, according to study findings…
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Studies report contradictory results on use of hypertonic saline to treat adolescent bronchiolitis

May 28, 2014
Recent data indicates children with bronchiolitis treated with 3% nebulized hypertonic saline showed less improvement than those treated with normal…
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