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Infants, HCWs exposed to TB in Texas hospital

September 23, 2014

More than 700 patients and 40 health care workers from the postpartum unit and newborn nursery at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, Texas, have been exposed to tuberculosis, according to a press release.

Exposure occurred via a hospital employee with an active case of TB between September 2013 and August 2014. As of Sept. 19, 2014, 706 patients and 43 employees have been identified as exposed.

Live poliovirus released into Belgian river

September 23, 2014
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control announced that on Sept. 2, about 45 liters of concentrated live poliovirus was “released into the…

WHO: Ebola case count could surpass 20,000 by November

September 23, 2014
The WHO Ebola Response Team predicts the number of Ebola cases throughout Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to exceed 20,000 by Nov. 2 if there are no changes in control…
In the Journals

AAP publishes recommendations for seasonal influenza vaccination

September 23, 2014
The AAP recommends all individuals aged 6 months and older receive an annual seasonal influenza vaccination, according to a recent policy statement published in…
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Pharmacology Consult

Review of antiviral agents for treatment of pediatric HSV infection

Infectious Diseases in Children, August 2014
Edward A. Bell, PharmD, BCPS
Several pharmacotherapeutic agents are commercially available in the United States for the treatment of infection…
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Potential novel biomarker identified for bacterial pneumonia

June 4, 2014
In the June 15th 2014 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, Huang and colleagues identified and validated a novel…
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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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