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Lyme disease possibly underdiagnosed in Hispanics despite potentially increased risk

February 10, 2016

Additional research is needed to determine if there are underlying factors explaining why Lyme disease is less frequently diagnosed in Hispanics living in the United States, despite a potentially greater risk of job-related exposure, according to recent data.

The annual incidence of reported cases of Lyme disease among Hispanics was just 0.8 per 100,000 people compared with 4.0 cases per 100,000 among non-Hispanics, researchers wrote in Emerging Infectious Diseases

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California vaccine compliance increased ahead of SB 277 enactment

February 10, 2016
The kindergarten vaccination rate has increased in California, ahead of the July 1, 2016 effective date of Senate Bill 277, which will eliminate all non-medical vaccine…
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Vision-threatening abnormalities possible in infants with presumed Zika virus-associated microcephaly

February 10, 2016
Infants who are born with microcephaly due to congenital infection from presumed exposure to the Zika virus may have vision-threatening abnormalities, according to a…
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Faldaprevir yields high SVR in relapsers with HCV genotype 1

February 10, 2016
Treatment with faldaprevir plus pegylated interferon alfa-2b and ribavirin was efficacious among patients with hepatitis C virus genotype 1 infection who relapsed on a…
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Oral solithromycin noninferior to oral moxifloxacin for pneumonia

February 10, 2016
Recent results from a phase 3 multicenter trial indicate a 5-day regimen of oral solithromycin may be clinically noninferior to a 7-day regimen of oral moxifloxacin for…
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The Patient with Protozoan Illness

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with protozoan illness.
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VIDEO: Providers must be vigilant about screening for other STDs

December 15, 2015
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Evolution of HIV Treatment: How to Start, How to Switch, How to Treat HIV/HCV Co-infection

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.

Improvements in antiretroviral therapy (ART) continue to be made with the development of simplified, single-tablet…
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