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Researchers detect Zika vector for the first time in Wisconsin

Researchers detect Zika vector for the first time in Wisconsin
July 22, 2017

Researchers at the Upper Midwestern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases, a CDC-funded center to increase surveillance efforts in the Midwest, have identified three individuals of the mosquito, Aedes albopictus, in Wisconsin for the first time, according to a press release.

The researchers surmise the individual mosquitoes may have come to Wisconsin from interstate travel. Although the identification of the mosquito may seem worrying, local transmission of Zika in Wisconsin is unlikely, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Yemen’s cholera outbreak is largest in recorded history

July 21, 2017
The cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen is still infecting 5,000 patients per day and has grown to become the largest single-year outbreak of the diarrheal disease in…

California health officials battle state’s largest hepatitis A outbreak in 2 decades

July 21, 2017
The California Department of Public Health is working with local health officials in San Diego and Santa Cruz counties to contain the state’s largest hepatitis A…
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Fujifilm recalls ED-530XT endoscopes for design flaws

July 21, 2017
The FDA announced that Fujifilm has issued a voluntary recall of its ED-530XT duodenoscopes used in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, procedures…
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Stethoscope hygiene nonexistent even after educational intervention

July 21, 2017
Stethoscope hygiene compliance remained nonexistent, even after a pilot educational intervention, according to recently published findings from American Journal of
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Intestinal infections with Clostridium difficile, a spore-forming gram-positive anaerobic bacillus, are among the most…
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Fujifilm recalls ED-530XT endoscopes for design flaws

July 21, 2017
The FDA announced that Fujifilm has issued a voluntary recall of its ED-530XT duodenoscopes used in endoscopic…
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