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WNV most common cause of reported neuroinvasive arboviral diseases in 2014

September 3, 2015

Cases of West Nile virus were responsible for 95% of all U.S. arboviral disease reports during 2014, with neuroinvasive cases of the infection comprising more than half of these reports, according to recent data published in MMWR.

“Arboviruses continue to cause substantial morbidity in the United States, although reported numbers of cases vary annually,” the researchers wrote. “It is difficult to predict how many cases of disease might occur in the future and in what areas; therefore, surveillance is essential to identify outbreaks and guide prevention efforts.”

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Reason for surge in plague cases remains unknown

September 3, 2015
A recent report in MMWR, detailing the 12 cases of human plague reported this year, noted that the reason behind the surge remains unclear.“Plague is a rare…
In the Journals

Ebola virus transmission eliminated in Liberia

September 3, 2015
It has been more than 42 days since the last patient was discharged from an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia — more than twice the length of the maximum incubation…
Kathyrn McIsaac In the Journals

Breast-feeding may reduce risk for infection among indigenous infants

September 3, 2015
Breast-feeding could significantly reduce otitis media infections, gastrointestinal infections, hospitalizations due to lower respiratory tract infections and the rate…
Aric Prather, PhD In the Journals

Sleep duration influences infection susceptibility

September 2, 2015
Sleeping less than 6 hours each night may be associated with an increased risk for infection, according to recently published data.“Short sleep was more important…
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Differential Diagnosis of Linear Eruptions in Children

Pediatric Annals, August 2015, Volume 44 Issue 8
A 3-year-old girl presented with a linear eruption on her leg for 2 months. She was otherwise healthy and…
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Pediatric Annals July 2015

Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation: July 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Hematology and oncology are areas where all pediatric trainees get exposure during residency. Yet, these few weeks in…
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New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

May 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado…
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