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Fake patients test NYC emergency preparedness for measles, MERS

September 18, 2017

Officials tested the preparedness of EDs in New York City to handle potential infectious disease threats by using patients who faked having contagious diseases.

Dozens of EDs were subjected to simulated drills in which a “mystery patient” presented with signs or symptoms and travel histories consistent with measles or Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) infection.

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Flu vaccine: The other ‘pneumonia shot’

Infectious Disease News, September 2017
Jeff Brock, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, AQ-ID
Being an infectious disease pharmacist and having children has its advantages. Children contract many different infectious syndromes, which allows me to take advantage…
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MERS-CoV: Waiting for Godot for answers

Infectious Disease News, September 2017
Donald Kaye, MD MACP; Majorie P Pollack, MD
The Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, has been responsible for sporadic cases of respiratory illness in the Middle East since it was first…
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New rapid point-of-care test detects TB resistance

September 14, 2017
An investigational assay could accurately detect drug-resistant tuberculosis infections and could be used as a rapid point-of-care test to help clinicians determine the…
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HIV/AIDS 1 Hour Update For Florida Health Professionals

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This is a 1 hour activity designed for home study by healthcare clinicians. Specifically, it meets the 1 hour HIV/AIDS…
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Eye on ID

MERS-CoV: Waiting for Godot for answers

Infectious Disease News, September 2017
Donald Kaye, MD MACP; Majorie P Pollack, MD
The Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, has been responsible for sporadic cases of…
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IGRA TB tests expected to significantly reduce false-positive results compared with TST

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