Pediatric ID

Top Story

‘Unprecedented’ dengue outbreak in Sri Lanka exceeds 107,000 cases

July 26, 2017

The Epidemiology Unit of Sri Lanka’s ministry of health has been notified of 107,015 suspected cases of dengue fever since January, which WHO estimates is a 4.3-fold increase in the average number of cases usually reported in the country during this period.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) reported that there have been nearly 300 deaths linked to the outbreak as of July 24. The organization added that hospitals in Sri Lanka are currently overcrowded with patients suspected of having dengue and are struggling to cope with the burden, particularly those in the Western Providence, where the ministry of health said 44.2% of cases were identified.

In the Journals Plus

Point-of-care HIV testing in infants leads to faster ART start

July 25, 2017
Point-of-care HIV testing in newborns exposed to the virus quickens diagnosis and ART initiation, researchers said. Given sufficient resources, point-of-care testing…
In the Journals Plus

Genetic marker may help identify patients at high risk for severe influenza

July 25, 2017
Adults and children with a particular inherited variation in the IFITM3 gene were more than twice as likely to develop severe influenza than patients without the gene…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Child with HIV suppresses virus for more than 8 years without ART

July 24, 2017
A South African child who was diagnosed with HIV as an infant has suppressed the virus for the past 8 1/2 years without treatment, researchers said. The child was…
More Headlines »
CME

Childhood Immunization Policies and the Prevention of Communicable Disease

Pediatric Annals, March 2011, Volume 40 Issue 3
1. Review the process through which vaccines are licensed and recommendations are developed for routine use. 2. Discuss…
More »
CME

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Research, LTD.

Acute bacterial conjunctivitis affects approximately 1 of every 8 children each year, and 5 million cases occur in the…
More »
Resource Centers
American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

Video
Meeting News Coverage

VIDEO: Option B+ discussed at CROI 2016

February 27, 2016
More »
Advertisement
Advertisement