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Haiti still prone to cholera despite improved water sources

April 27, 2017

ATLANTA — More than 6 years after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake set the stage for a cholera outbreak in Haiti, people in the resource-poor West Indies nation are still in danger of being infected, researchers said.

Results of their study, presented at the CDC’s Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference, suggest that rural residents are particularly at risk for infection.

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CDI more prevalent in allogeneic stem cell recipients

April 27, 2017
Clostridium difficile infection was more prevalent in patients undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplantation compared with patients undergoing autologous stem cell
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Influenza-related death most common in children younger than 2 years

April 27, 2017
ATLANTA — The highest mortality rate regarding influenza-related pediatric death occurs most frequently in children younger than 2 years of age, with minimal
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Drug-resistant bacteria in urine or stool increases risk for drug-resistant sepsis

April 27, 2017
Patients with urine or stool samples positive for drug-resistant bacteria are at an increased risk for developing bloodstream infections that also are resistant to…
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Vaccine-type HPV prevalence in US declines 65% among young women

April 26, 2017
Since the HPV vaccine was first introduced in the United States in 2006, researchers observed a 65% decline in the overall prevalence of vaccine-type HPV among women…
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Rapid Response from Barcelona: New Data in HCV Treatment

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AbbVie and Merck & Co., Inc.

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, hepatocellular…
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Flu vaccine may cause immune-related adverse events with checkpoint inhibitors

April 26, 2017
Patients treated with PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitors may be at an increased risk for adverse events after receiving…
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Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

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VIDEO: Anthony S. Fauci, MD, discusses significant advances in HIV/AIDS epidemic

April 10, 2017
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