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Pertussis incidence highest among infants younger than 2 months

Pertussis incidence highest among infants younger than 2 months
April 27, 2017

ATLANTA — Research presented at the 2017 Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference demonstrates that the age group most severely affected by pertussis are infants younger than 2 months of age, comprising 38.7% of all pertussis cases between 2000 and 2015.

Researchers also suggest that although pediatric pertussis cases resulting in hospitalization and death have declined, there is a possibility that this is caused by a higher rate of reporting in non-severe cases.

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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…
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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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Differentiating and Managing Diarrhea: A Persistent Dilemma

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Romark, L.C.

Approximately 2-4 billion episodes of infectious diarrhea occur worldwide each year, placing a burden on quality of…
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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…
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Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

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VIDEO: Viral decline, drug level measured with fine-needle aspiration

April 22, 2017
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