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FDA provides plasma samples to promote serologic testing for Zika

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 issued by the organization.

“At the onset of the Zika virus outbreak, when little was known about the disease or how to diagnose it, the FDA worked quickly with manufacturers to encourage the development of diagnostic tests and ensure they were available using its Emergency Use Authorization authorities,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, said in the release.

Factors identified for Medicaid patients' use of health centers

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In the Journals

Mothers may delay vaccinating children if they receive discouraging information

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Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month: What PCPs need to know

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According to the organization Friends for Sight, thousands of children experience an eye injury annually, but 90% of these mishaps can be prevented by wearing suitable…
Meeting News

Antibiotic use in preterm infants harms gut microbiome, contributes to resistance

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An Overview of Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis

Pediatric Annals, August 2017, Volume 46 Issue 8
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a life-threatening syndrome characterized by a dysregulated…
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CME

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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American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

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Fauci expects less impact from Zika virus in Americas in 2017

March 30, 2017
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