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Chikungunya: 5 things you should know

January 25, 2015

The virus chikungunya became known worldwide following an epidemic that originated in Kenya during 2004. More recently, the Caribbean and Central and South America saw a staggering number of cases during the 2014 outbreak.

Infectious Disease News presents 5 “fast facts” about the virus:    

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FDA approves Bexsero for serogroup B meningococcal disease

January 23, 2015
The FDA today approved the recombinant vaccine, Bexsero, for prevention of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B among individuals aged 10 to 25 years.Bexsero (Novartis)…
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Ebola virus mutations may hinder new treatments

January 23, 2015
Researchers have identified a genomic drift in the Ebola virus that may interfere with experimental treatments that were designed based on genetic sequences derived…
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Disneyland measles outbreak spreads; AAP urges vaccination

January 23, 2015
The California Department of Public Health has confirmed 59 cases of measles among California residents that are linked to Disneyland or Disney California Adventure…
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Familial link found between conduct disorder and emotion recognition

January 23, 2015
Adolescents may have an increased chance of developing conduct disorder if emotion recognition impairments are present, according to a recent study published in…
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Common Signs and Symptoms and Unusual Diagnoses: Part 1

Pediatric Annals, January 2015, Volume 44 Issue 1
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Pediatric Annals September 2014

Childhood Obesity

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Pediatricians in practice during the past 20 years saw it coming and felt powerless to stop it. At first it was a…
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Lessons every clinician should know about lymphadenopathy and lymphadenitis

December 5, 2014
NEW YORK — Mary Anne Jackson, MD, chief of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases section at Children’s Mercy…
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