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Suspected cholera cases in war-torn Yemen exceed 200,000

June 27, 2017

The cholera outbreak caused by Yemen’s bloody civil war continues to grow, with health officials saying the number of suspected cases now exceeds 200,000, including more than 1,300 deaths.

In a joint statement, the leaders of UNICEF and WHO called it the worst cholera outbreak in the world.

US yellow fever vaccine to disappear in July; alternative vaccine supplied

June 23, 2017
Expecting the supply of the United States’ only licensed yellow fever vaccine to disappear in July, officials are distributing another brand to sites nationwide
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E coli, GBS responsible for 64% of neonatal bacterial meningitis

June 21, 2017
Bacterial meningitis contracted within the first 90 days of life was most commonly attributed to infection from Escherichia coli and group B Streptococcus, each…

Updated CDC map shows 21% increase in US counties reporting mosquito that transmits Zika

June 21, 2017
Last year, with the Western Hemisphere in the grip of a surprising Zika virus epidemic, CDC researchers used a survey to compile a list of U.S. counties where the…
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The Epidemic of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization and Infection in Children: Effects on the Community, Health Systems, and Physician Practices

Pediatric Annals, July 2007, Volume 36 Issue 7
Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) colonization and infection has emerged as a…
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Pediatric Rheumatology: June 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Of all the areas of pediatric practice, none can seem more daunting or require a higher index of suspicion than…
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Suspected cholera cases in war-torn Yemen exceed 200,000

June 27, 2017
The cholera outbreak caused by Yemen’s bloody civil war continues to grow, with health officials saying the number of suspected cases now…

US yellow fever vaccine to disappear in July; alternative vaccine supplied

June 23, 2017
Expecting the supply of the United States’ only licensed yellow fever vaccine to disappear in July, officials are distributing another brand

In the Journals

E coli, GBS responsible for 64% of neonatal bacterial meningitis

June 21, 2017
Bacterial meningitis contracted within the first 90 days of life was most commonly attributed to infection from Escherichia coli and group B…

Updated CDC map shows 21% increase in US counties reporting mosquito that transmits Zika

June 21, 2017
Last year, with the Western Hemisphere in the grip of a surprising Zika virus epidemic, CDC researchers used a survey to compile a list of U.S…

Trial to examine effect of Zika in infants, young children infected postnatally

June 20, 2017
A new trial funded by the NIH will examine the impact of Zika virus infection on early brain development in infants and young children in rural…

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No evidence to support prolonged antibiotic use for Lyme disease

Infectious Diseases in Children, June 2017
While there are numerous critical issues surrounding the topic of chronic Lyme disease, the duration of time required to treat the disease with…

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Confronting the misnomer of chronic Lyme disease

Infectious Diseases in Children, June 2017
An estimated 329,000 cases of Lyme disease occur annually in the United States, according to the CDC, with the highest prevalence observed in the…

In the Journals

Children at risk for podoconiosis report inaccurate risk factors

June 12, 2017
Although podoconiosis — otherwise known as nonfilarial elephantiasis, or ”mossy foot” — is a common and preventable disease…

In the Journals

Access to old antibiotics may be key to alleviating antimicrobial shortages

June 9, 2017
While developing strategies to promote sustainable antimicrobial production, WHO and the European Commission should consider fostering the…

WHO reports more than 100,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen

June 9, 2017
WHO reports that the number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has now reached 101,820 and continues to rise, accounting for 791 deaths as of June…

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