EXPERT SUMMARIES of the top 30 journals in infectious disease
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Vaccination not associated with long-term MS risk

Langer-Gould A. JAMA Neurol. 2014;doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2014.2633.
Researchers from California found no long-term association between vaccines, including those protecting against hepatitis B and HPV, and increased…
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Livestock-associated MRSA strain present in hospitals

Ward M.J. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 2014;doi:10.1128/AEM.017777-14
A MRSA strain found in UK hospitals may be linked to a bacteria found in livestock, according to recently published data. Melissa Ward, PhD
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Universal rectal screening increased chlamydia detection in high-risk women

Gratrix J. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu831.
New data suggest that universal rectal screening for Chlamydia trachomatis among high-risk women may be warranted to identify asymptomatic…
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Low-dose H7N9 vaccine with adjuvant produced greatest seroconversion

Mulligan MJ. JAMA. 2014;312:1409-1419.
Point-of-use mixing and administration of influenza A(H7N9) vaccine with MF59 adjuvant produced the highest rate of seroconversion at the lowest…
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MERS outbreak in Saudi Arabia tied to nosocomial transmission

Drosten C. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu812.
An outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Jeddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in the spring appears to have been largely…
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Leprosy incidence greater among foreign-born individuals

Nolen L. MMWR. 2014;63:969-972.
The rate of new diagnoses of Hansen’s disease, or leprosy, in the United States decreased from 0.52 per million in the 1994-1996 period to…
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Virologic failure rate declined significantly in France over 15 years

Delaugerre C. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu834.
The proportion of patients with HIV who experienced virologic failure while receiving routine care in France declined significantly from 1997 to…
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Lab test adapted to identify new Lyme treatments

November 3, 2014
A research team from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has developed a rapid antibiotic susceptibility test to evaluate the effect of…
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Survival rates better among sepsis patients who received organ transplants

Kalil AC. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu789.
Patients with sepsis who underwent organ transplantation had significantly lower 28-day and 90-day mortality than nontransplant patients with…
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Text message reminders improved malaria treatment adherence

Raifman JRG. PLoS One. 2014;doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0109032.
Text message reminders improved patient adherence to malaria treatment regimens, according to recently published data. Julia R.G. Raifman, MS
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Google search data could improve real-time flu monitoring

Preis T. R Soc open sci. 2014;doi:10.1098/rsos.140095.
Using Google search data may increase the accuracy of predictive models for real-time influenza monitoring, according to recently published data…
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HIV testing increased among MSM

Cooley LA. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu851.
Researchers from the CDC have found that HIV testing increased among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men from 2008 to 2011…
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Recorded outbreaks, unique diseases increased since 1980

Smith KF. J R Soc Interface. 2014;doi:10.1098/rsif.2014.0950.
The number of recorded outbreaks and unique diseases around the world seems to have increased since 1980 whereas per capita cases declined, …
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HCW exposure to rabies required conservative approach for PEP

Kan VL. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu850.
Rabies poses a significant concern for health care workers who are treating patients with the infection, and a conservative approach…
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Novel poxvirus caused cutaneous infections in patients exposed to farm animals

Osadebe LU. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu790.
Clinicians should consider the possibility of novel poxviruses when presented with cutaneous infections, particularly in patients with known…
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