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Fake patients test NYC emergency preparedness for measles, MERS

September 18, 2017

Officials tested the preparedness of EDs in New York City to handle potential infectious disease threats by using patients who faked having contagious diseases.

Dozens of EDs were subjected to simulated drills in which a “mystery patient” presented with signs or symptoms and travel histories consistent with measles or Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) infection.


Travel medicine and ID: Partners in an era of frequent global movement

Infectious Disease News, September 2017
Lin H. Chen, MD, FACP, FASTMH, FISTM; Mary Elizabeth Wilson, MD, FIDSA, FACP, FASTMH, FISTM
Travel history has a profound and essential role for the infectious disease clinician and for promoting public health priorities. The patient’s lifetime of…
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What is the greatest infectious disease threat to Americans traveling overseas?

Infectious Disease News, September 2017
Experts agree that Americans who travel to countries in which certain infectious diseases are endemic face a variety of dangers. They range from age-old threats like
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MERS-CoV: Waiting for Godot for answers

Infectious Disease News, September 2017
Donald Kaye, MD MACP; Majorie P Pollack, MD
The Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, has been responsible for sporadic cases of respiratory illness in the Middle East since it was first…
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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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Brucella RB51 found in raw milk from Texas dairy

September 15, 2017
Anyone who has consumed raw milk or raw milk products from a certain Texas dairy within a roughly 2-month period this…
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VIDEO: Anthony S. Fauci, MD, discusses significant advances in HIV/AIDS epidemic

April 10, 2017
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