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Integrated bed bug control strategies necessary to fight insecticide resistance

April 25, 2017

Some types of bed bugs showed signs of resistance when exposed to the common insecticides chlorfenapyr and bifenthrin, suggesting that these chemical methods should be combined with other, nonchemical approaches to provide long-term efficacy, according to recent findings.

“In the past, bed bugs have repeatedly shown the ability to develop resistance to products overly relied upon for their control,” Ameya D. Gondhalekar, PhD, research assistant at Purdue University’s Center for Urban and Industrial Pest Management, said in the press release. “The findings of the current study also show similar trends in regard to chlorfenapyr and bifenthrin resistance development in bed bugs.”

Connecticut infant contracts rare Powassan virus from tick bite

April 25, 2017
An infant boy in Connecticut contracted the rare Powassan virus after he was bitten by a tick likely carried into the house by a relative, according to a CDC report. The…
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Vaccine advocacy program effective in reducing parental vaccine hesitancy

April 25, 2017
A community-based intervention using parent advocacy was successful in promoting vaccine-positive attitudes over the course of 3 years in Washington state childcare…

Top five stories for World Malaria Day 2017

April 25, 2017
WHO’s latest estimates for malaria show that many countries with ongoing transmission significantly reduced their disease burden in recent years. From 2010 to…

Q&A: A message to clinicians during World Immunization Week

April 24, 2017
World Immunization Week is acknowledged annually during the last week of April to raise awareness of the importance of child and adult immunizations, which prevent an…
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Cyproheptadine: A Potentially Effective Treatment for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in Children

Pediatric Annals, March 2017, Volume 46 Issue 3
Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) negatively affect children's quality of life and health care costs. It…
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Pediatric Rheumatology: June 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Of all the areas of pediatric practice, none can seem more daunting or require a higher index of suspicion than…
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