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Neurological abnormalities common in patients with West Nile virus

November 15, 2017

BALTIMORE — Nearly half of patients with West Nile virus had neurological abnormalities in a recent study.

A significant proportion of patients also had memory impairment, researchers reported at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene annual meeting.

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Raw fish salad causes outbreak of group B Streptococcus in Singapore

November 15, 2017
A new report details the investigation into a large outbreak of group B Streptococcus in Singapore that was caused by a type of raw fish salad. The 2015 outbreak…

Disneyland cooling towers linked to Legionnaires’ disease outbreak

November 13, 2017
Disney shut down two cooling towers at its Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, after health officials notified the company about a cluster of Legionnaires’…
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Cell phone-based microscope facilitates safe treatment for river blindness

November 10, 2017
Re-implementation of an ivermectin treatment strategy for river blindness in Cameroon, Africa, is now possible with the use of the LoaScope, which quantifies…
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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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EPA approves use of bacterium for mosquito control

November 10, 2017
The EPA has approved the use of a common bacterium to kill mosquitos capable of spreading diseases to humans. The…
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VIDEO: Emerging issues in solid organ transplantation

June 4, 2017
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