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Mortality risk for Ebola survivors in Guinea five times greater than general population

September 7, 2019
Ebola survivors in Guinea face a more than five times greater risk for mortality after hospital discharge than the general population, according to…
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Transmission of Xofluza-resistant flu virus reported in Japanese siblings

September 6, 2019
A recent report published in Emerging Infectious Diseases detailed a case of likely human-to-human transmission of an influenza A virus with reduced…

Q&A: Using social media to promote infectious disease research

September 6, 2019
Social media provides a quick and easy way to communicate and disseminate information. In Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

Merck Foundation commits $7M to improve HIV care in southeast US

September 6, 2019
The Merck Foundation recently committed $7 million to promote access to HIV care and improve outcomes of vulnerable and underserved patients with HIV…
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Doxycycline prophylaxis promising for bacterial STI prevention

September 6, 2019
Findings from a state-of-the-art review showed that doxycycline prophylaxis may be a promising strategy to prevent bacterial STIs. “The United…
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Facebook, Instagram to promote CDC, WHO vaccine information

September 5, 2019
Facebook and Instagram will begin prompting users to visit the websites of the CDC and WHO for credible vaccine information. A Facebook spokesperson…
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Study finds no association between ‘extreme grooming,’ STIs in women

September 5, 2019
Researchers found no association between frequent pubic hair grooming and STI prevalence among female students at one Midwestern college, according…
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Elevated fatty liver index in HCV/HIV coinfection predicts mortality risk

September 5, 2019
Researchers discovered that an elevated fatty liver index was an independent risk factor for all-cause mortality in patients coinfected with…
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Chlamydia increases risk for PID, ectopic pregnancy, female infertility

September 5, 2019
Results from a large retrospective study confirmed an association between Chlamydia trachomatis and an increased risk for pelvic inflammatory…

AMA says judge’s decision to allow CVS-Aetna merger ‘fails patients’

September 5, 2019
The AMA expressed disappointment over a federal judge allowing CVS Health Corp to merge with Aetna. CNBC and other mainstream media reported…
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UTIs increasingly diagnosed in virtual care setting

September 5, 2019
The rate of UTIs diagnosed in the outpatient setting increased between 2008 and 2017, especially among older adults and in patients receiving virtual…
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Mobile phone intervention reduces TB treatment failure in Kenyan study

September 4, 2019
In Kenya, patients with tuberculosis who received daily text-based questions about treatment adherence and other mobile phone-based reminders were…
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HIV-exposed, uninfected kids hospitalized at twice the rate of unexposed kids

September 4, 2019
In the United States, children born to mothers with HIV but who are not infected with the virus are hospitalized at more than twice the rate of…

NYC declares end to measles outbreak that sickened hundreds

September 4, 2019
The New York City measles outbreak that sickened more than 600 people in Brooklyn and Queens over the course of almost a year has ended, officials…
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Proximity to outbreak, trust in government influence vaccine views

September 4, 2019
Results of a nationally representative survey suggest that people who distrust government medical experts — like those from the CDC — and…
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Shared patient rooms noninferior to private rooms for halting ESBL transmission

September 4, 2019
In terms of preventing transmission, isolating patients with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae on contact precautions in…

Xofluza reduces risk for flu by 86% in household contacts

September 3, 2019
Xofluza significantly reduced the risk for influenza infection among children aged younger than 12 years and adults living with infected individuals…
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N95 respirators, medical masks offer similar protection from flu

September 3, 2019
A comparison of N95 respirators and medical masks for the prevention of influenza demonstrated no significant difference in the incidence of…
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Childhood leukemia survivors may be at higher risk for infections

September 3, 2019
Childhood leukemia survivors demonstrated a higher long-term risk for infections after treatment completion than the general population, according to…
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Small Fournier gangrene risk with SGLT-2 inhibitors should not influence prescribing decisions

September 3, 2019
For men with type 2 diabetes, the small increased risk for Fournier gangrene associated with SGLT-2 inhibitor treatment should not dissuade…