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Sand flies, wild mammals likely to transmit visceral leishmaniasis to dogs in protected areas

July 20, 2017

Sand flies and wild animals sustain a natural infection from visceral leishmaniasis, making household pet exposure near forested and protected areas concerning for owners, according to a study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

“From the late 1980s onward, epidemics [of visceral leishmaniasis] have occurred in the urban environment, together with rapid expansion of transmission foci in hundreds of municipalities, including populous urban centers and several capitals,” Maria Rita Donalisio, PhD, from the department of public health at the State University of Campinas, and colleagues wrote. “The rural epidemiological pattern has been modified by increasing urbanization, while the geographic expansion of the disease has been observed in previously safe municipalities.”

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HIV/AIDS 1 Hour Update For Florida Health Professionals

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This is a 1 hour activity designed for home study by healthcare clinicians. Specifically, it meets the 1 hour HIV/AIDS…
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AMA, ACP, AAFP applaud CMS update of physician fee schedule

July 18, 2017
In its response to the physician fee schedule proposed rule released by CMS, the AMA noted numerous positive changes…
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