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Health officials announce first Zika-related death in Puerto Rico

May 2, 2016

A patient with Zika virus infection in Puerto Rico has died of complications related to severe thrombocytopenia, according to a recent MMWR. It is the first Zika virus-associated death to be reported in the country.

“Although Zika virus-associated deaths are rare, the first identified death in Puerto Rico highlights the possibility of severe cases, as well as the need for continued outreach to raise health care providers’ awareness of complications that might lead to severe disease or death,” Emilio Dirlikov, PhD, of the Puerto Rico Department of Health’s Office of Epidemiology and Research and the CDC’s Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development, and colleagues wrote.

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Asthma, ADHD significantly increased among impoverished children

May 2, 2016
BALTIMORE — Children living in poverty experienced significantly higher rates of asthma and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder compared to wealthier…
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PCPs should screen, intervene with young smokers regardless of smoking intensity

May 2, 2016
BALTIMORE — Clinicians and primary care physicians should screen and work with young smokers regardless of how often and how much they smoke, and should also be…

Four multistate Salmonella outbreaks in US linked to small turtles

May 2, 2016
Four multistate Salmonella outbreaks in the United States have been linked to small turtles or their environments, according to WHO. Outbreak strains were detected in…
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Auditory hypersensitivity issues raise safety concern for children with ASD

May 2, 2016
BALTIMORE — Auditory hypersensitivity issues in children with autism spectrum disorder can often lead to unsafe situations, resulting in self-harm, harm to others…
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Clinical Management of Orbital Rhabdomyosarcoma in a Referral Center in Spain

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, March/April 2016, Volume 53 Issue 2
To review the systemic and ocular outcomes and long-term status of ocular rhabdomyosarcoma in pediatric patients in a…
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Infectious Diseases: May 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

With improved diagnostic tools and increasingly rapid turnaround on results, we have never lived at a better time to…
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