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Influenza variant in farm fair pigs infects humans

August 16, 2017

Human influenza viruses developed new variants in pigs before infecting humans again at several Midwest agricultural fairs, according to researchers.

The infections show how novel viruses can evolve in an agricultural fair setting and how quickly influenza — and possibly other diseases — can spread from pigs to humans, they wrote in Emerging Infectious Diseases.

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HPV behind nearly 75% of oropharyngeal cancer cases in Canada

August 16, 2017
The proportion of oropharyngeal cancers associated with HPV in several cancer centers across Canada rose from nearly half to nearly three-quarters over 12 years…
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Antibiotic stewardship teams urgently need planning, funding

August 15, 2017
Teams consisting of infectious disease specialists and other health care professionals, including primary care physicians, must be adequately planned and funded to…
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Sporicidal, hydrogen peroxide disinfectants effective against multidrug-resistant C. auris

August 15, 2017
Researchers investigating the activity of commercial and common household disinfectants against Candida found that sporicidal and improved hydrogen peroxide cleaners…

FDA: Zika, arbovirus test approved for emergency use

August 15, 2017
The FDA has authorized the ArboViroPlex rRT-PCR Test — a multiplex assay that can simultaneously test for Zika virus, all dengue virus serotypes, chikungunya virus
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The Patient with an Upper Respiratory Infection

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is one of the most common infectious diseases of childhood, as it is estimated that…
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HPV behind nearly 75% of oropharyngeal cancer cases in Canada

August 16, 2017
The proportion of oropharyngeal cancers associated with HPV in several cancer centers across Canada rose from nearly…
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