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Monkeypox, a close relative of smallpox, is still with us

Infectious Disease News, May 2019
Thomas M. Yuill, PhD; Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
Although smallpox has been eradicated, monkeypox has not. Monkeypox, which can easily be confused clinically with smallpox, should it ever reappear…
Meeting News

Resistance against ‘last resort’ antibiotic reported at UK animal hospital

April 16, 2019
Bacteria samples from four animals at a small animal hospital in the United Kingdom were found to be resistant to linezolid, an antibiotic that is…
In the Journals

Swift response kept humans safe during ‘massive’ anthrax outbreak in wildlife

April 10, 2019
A rapid public health response was credited with keeping a “massive” anthrax outbreak at a national park in Namibia from spilling over to…
In the Journals

In anthrax attack, brief checklist can rapidly identify victims

March 19, 2019
A brief checklist detailing the signs and symptoms of anthrax illness can give medical personnel the ability to identify victims and “rapidly…

South Sudan begins vaccinating against Ebola

January 28, 2019
Health care workers and other front-line responders in South Sudan are being vaccinated against Ebola amid a worsening outbreak of the disease in…
In the Journals Plus

Nonhuman primates are only intermediate hosts for Ebola viruses

January 28, 2019
Ebola antibodies are not widespread among more than 30 nonhuman primate species, supporting claims that nonhuman primates are intermediate hosts for…
In the Journals PlusPerspective

Rat hepatitis E may be ‘under-recognized’ cause of hepatitis infection

January 24, 2019
An otherwise healthy adult man was diagnosed with acute hepatitis infection caused by rat hepatitis E virus, and experts suggest the virus may be an…
Meeting News

Animal exposure history key to preventing infection

November 28, 2018
NEW YORK — Asking pediatric patients about animal exposures both in and outside of the home can be an important part of ensuring the prevention…
In the Journals Plus

Supermarket produce contains transferable antibiotic-resistant genes

November 12, 2018
Common supermarket produce is a reservoir for transferable antibiotic resistance genes that may be missed by traditional detection methods…
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Children struggle with limited options during Ebola outbreaks

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2018
About 1 week after an outbreak of Ebola was declared over in the Democratic Republic of Congo, or DRC, officials announced another outbreak of the…