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WHO works to prevent potential outbreaks after mudslides in West Africa

August 21, 2017

WHO and partners are working with health officials in Sierra Leone to prevent the spread of infectious disease and provide ongoing health care for injured and displaced people living in vulnerable areas affected by recent mudslides and flooding, according to a press release.

Because of the devastation, approximately 500 people living in and around Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, have died, whereas hundreds are missing and thousands are displaced, according to WHO. Damage to water and sanitation facilities have put residents at risk for potential outbreaks of infectious diseases that have previously plagued the country like malaria, typhoid and cholera, the organization said.

FDA provides plasma samples to promote serologic testing for Zika

August 18, 2017
To assist the regulatory assessment of serological tests for Zika virus, the FDA has provided manufacturers with a panel of human plasma samples, according to a release…
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Antibiotic use in preterm infants harms gut microbiome, contributes to resistance

August 18, 2017
Approximately 99% of infants who are born with very low birth weight receive antibiotics within the first 2 days of life, contributing to antibiotic resistance and the

UK hospitals detect more than 200 C. auris cases

August 17, 2017
Hospitals in the United Kingdom detected more than 200 patients either colonized or infected with Candida auris, the emerging and often drug-resistant fungal pathogen…
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Hot Topics in Pediatric Infectious Disease, Part 2

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Common Symptoms, but Rare Diagnoses in Neonatology: October 2015

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American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

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VIDEO: Anthony S. Fauci, MD, discusses significant advances in HIV/AIDS epidemic

April 10, 2017
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