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Yemen’s cholera outbreak is largest in recorded history

July 21, 2017

The cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen is still infecting 5,000 patients per day and has grown to become the largest single-year outbreak of the diarrheal disease in recorded history, officials said.

In just 3 months, the outbreak has caused 368,207 suspected cases and 1,828 deaths, according to WHO. The world health agency said the number of suspected cases has declined over the past 2 weeks in some of the hardest hit areas but warned that the pace of transmission could increase as the rainy season sets in.

California health officials battle state’s largest hepatitis A outbreak in 2 decades

July 21, 2017
The California Department of Public Health is working with local health officials in San Diego and Santa Cruz counties to contain the state’s largest hepatitis A…
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Fujifilm recalls ED-530XT endoscopes for design flaws

July 21, 2017
The FDA announced that Fujifilm has issued a voluntary recall of its ED-530XT duodenoscopes used in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, procedures…
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Stethoscope hygiene nonexistent even after educational intervention

July 21, 2017
Stethoscope hygiene compliance remained nonexistent, even after a pilot educational intervention, according to recently published findings from American Journal of
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Decision tree method addresses antimicrobial resistance in gram-negative bacteria

July 21, 2017
A decision tree method can help clinicians adjust treatments to address possible antimicrobial resistance, according to researchers. Decision trees — an approach…
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HIV/AIDS 2 Hour Update for Kentucky Health Professionals

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Fujifilm recalls ED-530XT endoscopes for design flaws

July 21, 2017
The FDA announced that Fujifilm has issued a voluntary recall of its ED-530XT duodenoscopes used in endoscopic…
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VIDEO: Anthony S. Fauci, MD, discusses significant advances in HIV/AIDS epidemic

April 10, 2017
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