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Incidence of West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease increased 25% in 2018

August 17, 2019
The incidence of West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease was approximately 25% higher in 2018 than the median annual incidence during the previous…
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CDC OKs new two-tier testing algorithm for Lyme disease

August 16, 2019
The CDC issued an updated recommendation for the serologic diagnosis of Lyme disease, endorsing the use of a two-tier testing algorithm that uses a…
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PCV13 serotypes cause nearly 25% of invasive pneumococcal disease in kids

August 16, 2019
Serotypes included in the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, or PCV13, continued to cause nearly 25% of invasive pneumococcal disease, or IPD…
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DAAs cost-effective for reducing HCV in people who inject drugs

August 16, 2019
Scaling up access to direct-acting antivirals, or DAAs, is the most cost-effective intervention for reducing hepatitis C virus among people who…
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Nearly 2% of hospitalized kids get at least one antibiotic for noninfectious conditions

August 15, 2019
Findings published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society showed that nearly 2% of children admitted to 32 children’s…
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Flu vaccine associated with reduced risk for death, stroke in elderly ICU survivors

August 15, 2019
In Denmark, elderly ICU survivors who received an influenza vaccine had an 8% decreased risk for death and a 16% reduced risk for hospitalization for…
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Antibiotic spectrum index improves evaluation of stewardship program

August 15, 2019
Research published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology highlighted the usefulness of an antibiotic spectrum index, or ASI, to measure…

Atlanta hotel outbreak places spotlight on Legionnaires’ disease

August 15, 2019
The Sheraton Atlanta Hotel evacuated guests on July 15 due to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that killed one person and may have infected…
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New findings provide additional evidence of AFM, enterovirus link

August 14, 2019
Testing of 14 patients with acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, showed they had antibodies against enteroviruses, especially EV-D68, in their…
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Pretomanid, first TB drug developed by non-profit, gets FDA approval for resistant infections

August 14, 2019
The FDA has approved pretomanid — the first tuberculosis drug developed by a non-profit organization — as part of a three-drug regimen…
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Passive water chlorination reduces childhood diarrhea in Bangladesh

August 14, 2019
Passively chlorinating water sources using solid tablet chlorine dosers significantly reduced the rate of childhood diarrhea in two communities in…
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Chlamydia vaccine shows promise in phase 1 trial

August 14, 2019
A chlamydia vaccine candidate showed promise in a first-in-human phase 1 trial, demonstrating safety and tolerability and provoking an immune…
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Risk for kidney scarring spikes with two or more febrile UTIs

August 13, 2019
Children with more than one febrile UTI are at a significantly increased risk for kidney scarring, according to findings published in JAMA
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‘All the characteristics’: Hepatitis E is a neglected tropical disease, experts say

August 13, 2019
Hepatitis E virus is associated with a high risk for mortality among pregnant women and has “profound consequences” for populations with…
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Persistent inflammation in sepsis survivors linked to death, readmission

August 13, 2019
Around two-thirds of patients in a 5-year, multisite study who survived hospitalization for sepsis demonstrated persistent elevated levels of…
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Physicians more likely to recommend antihistamines for respiratory infections in kids

August 12, 2019
There has been a sharp decline since 2008 in recommendations for cough and cold medicines for respiratory infections in children, but an increase in…
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Africans with HCV more likely to carry ‘unusual’ genotypes, face lower SVR

August 12, 2019
Most patients with hepatitis C in Africa have genotypes outside of the common and easily cured genotype 1a and genotype 1b, which has led to a…

Two of four Ebola treatments prove effective in DRC trial

August 12, 2019
Preliminary findings from an ongoing randomized controlled trial of four investigational Ebola virus treatments being conducted amid the outbreak in…
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Text message intervention lowers STI rate among teens with PID

August 12, 2019
A text message-based intervention to improve self-management of pelvic inflammatory disease, or PID, among teens and young adults significantly…
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Novel skin antiseptic ZuraGard matches efficacy of ChloraPrep

August 12, 2019
ZuraGard, a novel preoperative skin antiseptic, was shown to be effective in reducing bacterial counts on the skin of healthy volunteers in two phase…