Infectious Disease

Vector-Borne Diseases Increase More Than Twofold From 2004 to 2016

Vector-Borne Diseases Increase More Than Twofold From 2004 to 2016

During 2004 to 2016, 82% of all tickborne disease reports were Lyme disease

Screening insufficient for newborns exposed to hepatitis C virus

In this retrospective study, only a fraction of infants receiving well-child care at the study institution were screened for hepatitis C, despite being born to mothers with a known history of hepatitis C virus infection.

COPD Risk in Middle Age: The 3-Way Interaction of Asthma, Smoking, and Childhood Measles

COPD Risk in Middle Age: The 3-Way Interaction of Asthma, Smoking, and Childhood Measles

A childhood measles infection may increase the risk for post-bronchodilator airflow obstruction in middle-age adults via its interaction with asthma and smoking.

Bacterial vaginosis may alter links between contraception, HIV acquisition

Bacterial vaginosis may alter links between contraception, HIV acquisition

Bacterial vaginosis may cause an increased risk for HIV acquisition in women taking oral or injectable hormonal contraception.

Man flu: man-made or real illness?

Man flu: man-made or real illness?

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Men may experience a lower immune response than women, adding insight to the man flu debate.

Flu vaccine safe for individuals with egg allergy

Flu vaccine safe for individuals with egg allergy

Inactivated and live attenuated flu vaccines can be safely administered to people with egg allergies.

Reduced effectiveness of last season's flu vaccine traced to mutation in chicken eggs

Reduced effectiveness of last season's flu vaccine traced to mutation in chicken eggs

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New virus mutations make antibody binding difficult as mismatches in vaccines and viruses emerge.

Hepatitis increases mortality rates in HIV patients

Hepatitis increases mortality rates in HIV patients

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Hepatitis B and hepatitis C may increase mortality risks in HIV patients.

Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio may predict mortality in community-acquired pneumonia

Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio may predict mortality in community-acquired pneumonia

All participants with a neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio greater than 28.3 died within 30 days.

Ultrasound vs radiology for diagnosing pneumonia

Ultrasound vs radiology for diagnosing pneumonia

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Point of care lung ultrasound is an accurate tool for the diagnosis of pneumonia, according to researchers.

2017 Adult immunization schedule released by the CDC

2017 Adult immunization schedule released by the CDC

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The ACIP has released the 2017 recommended immunization schedule for adults.

2017 immunization schedule for children and adolescents released by CDC

2017 immunization schedule for children and adolescents released by CDC

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The schedule includes new or revised recommendations for several vaccines for children and adolescents.

FDA approves first newborn screening system for rare metabolic disorders

FDA approves first newborn screening system for rare metabolic disorders

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The Seeker System is approved to screen for four rare lysosomal storage disorders in newborns.

Listerine mouthwash effective in controlling gonorrhea

Listerine mouthwash effective in controlling gonorrhea

With daily use Listerine may increase gonococcal clearance and have important implications for prevention strategies.

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