EXPERT SUMMARIES of the top 30 journals in infectious disease
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Lab procedure breaches led to fatal meningitis in microbiologist

Sheets C. MMWR. 2014;63:770-772.
An investigation identified several breaches in laboratory practice that led to fatal serogroup B meningococcal disease in a microbiologist working…
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Two US cases of PADH reported after artesunate therapy

Paczkowski M. MMWR. 2014;63:753-755.
There have been 20 cases of postartemisinin delayed hemolysis since 2012, including two cases identified in the United States, according to a report…
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Influenza A virus transmitted from swine to humans at 2012 agricultural fairs

Bowman AS. Emerg Infect Dis. 2014;20:1472-1480.
At agricultural fairs in Ohio during 2012, influenza A viruses circulated widely among exhibition swine, and genome testing confirmed that some of…
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HCWs in poorest countries lack gear to protect against HIV, Ebola

Gupta S. Trop Med Int Health. 2014;doi:10.1111/tmi.12371.
New research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that health care workers in lower-income countries lack adequate…
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National HPV vaccination shows promise in Australia

Smith MA. J Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/infdis/jiu370.
Among young people in Australia, a significant decline has been reported in hospital admissions related to a diagnosis of genital warts since the…
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Acquired rifampicin resistance more likely in HIV-coinfected patients

Narendran G. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu674.
Patients with HIV and tuberculosis were more likely to develop acquired rifampicin resistance when treated with a thrice-weekly tuberculosis…
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Ionic liquids show promise against biofilm-protected bacteria

Zakrewsky M. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2014;doi:10.1073/pnas.1403995111.
Ionic liquids may be an effective resource in combating bacterial skin infections protected by biofilm, according to recent study data published in…
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Asymptomatic food handlers common cause of foodborne illness outbreaks

Franck K. J Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/infdis/jiu479.
Nearly one-quarter of foodborne illness outbreaks from 2005 to 2011 were caused by asymptomatic food handlers, according to researchers from the…
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Genomic sequencing reveals more than 300 mutations in 2014 Ebola virus

Gire SK. Science. 2014;doi:10.1126/science.1259657.
Rapid sequencing and analysis of 99 genomes have enabled researchers to identify more than 300 genetic changes in the Ebola virus genome, according…
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Black MSM liable to underreport knowledge of HIV status

Sanchez TH. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/ofid/ofu084.
In studies of black men who have sex with men, the exclusive use of self-reported data is likely to overestimate the true lack of awareness of HIV…
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Preventive surgical site infection bundle reduced colorectal surgery-related infections

August 28, 2014
A preventive surgical site infection bundle was associated with significant reductions in infections after colorectal surgery, according to new…
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California trees host fungus deadly to patients with HIV/AIDS

Springer DJ. PLoS Pathog. 2014;doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1004285.
The pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus gattii, which has been causing sickness in patients with HIV/AIDS for decades in Southern California, was…
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HEV antibody prevalence decreased since 1988

Teshale E. J Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/infdis/jiu466.
New data from a CDC study indicate that the prevalence of hepatitis E virus antibodies has decreased significantly from 1988-1994 to 2009-2010…
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Intimacy a strong motivator to adopting PrEP

Gamarel K. Ann Behav Med. 2014;doi:10.1007/s12160-014-9646-3.
A desire for intimacy was a strong predictor of willingness to adopt pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, among men who have sex with men, according to…
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HIV rebounds despite significant reduction in reservoir size

Lewin S. Ann Intern Med. 2014;doi:10.7326/M14-1573.
The two patients with HIV who achieved long-term remission after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation with HIV-1 susceptible wild-type donor cells…
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