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Five French patients infected with hepatitis E strain found in rabbits

Five French patients infected with hepatitis E strain found in rabbits
June 22, 2017

In a rare finding, researchers in France discovered five cases of human infection with a hepatitis E virus strain found in rabbits.

The researchers said they could not identify how the patients — who were not all from the same region — were infected with the HEV3-ra strain but suspect it might have been via waterborne transmission because the strain was found in environmental samples.

'Like winning the lottery’: EIS officers explain getting accepted into CDC program

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
The voice says to call back. Someone at the CDC wants to discuss your application for the Epidemic Intelligence Service. Panic sets in. Did you forget to fill something…
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Listeria: The mystery organism

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP; Matthew E. Levison, MD, FACP
Listeria monocytogenes is ubiquitous in the environment. It is a foodborne pathogen, but the infecting dose is unknown. Person-to-person transmission, other than from…

‘Like a kid in a candy store’: EIS officers explain matching process

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
Each year, CDC officials and representatives from state health departments around the country conduct what amount to job interviews with members of the incoming class…
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HPV Immunization: Ensuring Your Patients Do Not Slip through the Cracks

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV) continue to be below those of other vaccines recommended for…
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Five French patients infected with hepatitis E strain found in rabbits

June 22, 2017
In a rare finding, researchers in France discovered five cases of human infection with a hepatitis E virus strain found in rabbits. The researchers…

'Like winning the lottery’: EIS officers explain getting accepted into CDC program

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
The voice says to call back. Someone at the CDC wants to discuss your application for the Epidemic Intelligence Service. Panic sets in. Did you…

Eye on ID

Listeria: The mystery organism

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP; Matthew E. Levison, MD, FACP
Listeria monocytogenes is ubiquitous in the environment. It is a foodborne pathogen, but the infecting dose is unknown. Person-to-person…

‘Like a kid in a candy store’: EIS officers explain matching process

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
Each year, CDC officials and representatives from state health departments around the country conduct what amount to job interviews with members of…

‘Bring it on!’ Presenting at EIS conference can be daunting, officers say

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
Victoria Hall, DVM, MS, a first-year officer in the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, sat at a table in the hallway of a downtown Atlanta…

University of Plymouth receives funding to target zoonotic infections

May 7, 2017
Innovate UK has awarded University of Plymouth researchers over half a million dollars to develop a new type of vaccine designed to stop the spread…

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Veterinarian in NYC contracts avian influenza from cat

May 2, 2017
ATLANTA — A veterinarian in New York City was the first person in the United States to contract an avian influenza A virus from a cat…

Climate change brings new infectious disease threats

April 22, 2017
Climate change is expected to increase the risk for the spread of numerous types of infectious diseases — including Lyme disease, Zika…

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One Health approach essential to controlling public health threats

Infectious Disease News, April 2017
Rocky Mountain spotted fever can be deadly to both humans and dogs, but diagnosing a dog with the tickborne illness does not guarantee that the owner…

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What caused the West African Ebola outbreak?

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The Ebola virus was first recognized as a human pathogen in 1976, when outbreaks of hemorrhagic fever occurred in areas of Sudan and Zaire between…

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