Vector-borne Illness

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Dengvaxia Most Effective in High-Transmission Areas

Dengvaxia Most Effective in High-Transmission Areas

Models predicted dengue vaccine would reduce rates of hospitalization in high-transmission areas but increase rates in lower-transmission areas.

The relative risk for healthcare-associated infections has decreased in the last 15 years due to improvements in awareness of risk associated with devices, infection control, and evidence-based practice regarding use of devices.

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Fever, Malaise Following International Travel: A Case Study

A 15-year-old African American girl is admitted to the emergency department complaining of fever, vomiting, headache, back pain, and chills.

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Screening Reduces Risk of Transfusion-Transmitted Babesiosis

Screening Reduces Risk of Transfusion-Transmitted Babesiosis

Blood-donation screening for antibodies to and DNA from B microti was associated with a decrease in the risk of transfusion-transmitted babesiosis.

Sensitivity of Commercially Available Dengue Virus PCR Assay Evaluated

Sensitivity of Commercially Available Dengue Virus PCR Assay Evaluated

Diagnostic sensitivity and specificity were 100% for the quantitative real-time reverse-transcriptase assay.

Most Promising Malaria Vaccine Offered Only Short-Lived Protection in Young Children

Most Promising Malaria Vaccine Offered Only Short-Lived Protection in Young Children

Children in study were given three doses, but manufacturer now says four doses needed.

Human Rabies Death Highlights Need for Better Education on Bat Exposure for Public

Human Rabies Death Highlights Need for Better Education on Bat Exposure for Public

A 2015 fatal human rabies case that took weeks to identify in an elderly woman after a bat encounter underscores the need for better public health outreach.

Whole Blood Pathogen Reduction System Prevents Malaria Via Transfusion

Whole Blood Pathogen Reduction System Prevents Malaria Via Transfusion

Plasmodium inactivation in whole blood reduces incidence of transfusion-transmitted malaria.

Prolonged Antibiotic Treatment Has No Added Benefit in Lyme Disease

Prolonged Antibiotic Treatment Has No Added Benefit in Lyme Disease

Longer-term antibiotic treatment does not have additional benefits on health-related quality of life among patients with symptoms attributed to Lyme disease.

Combo Treatment Protects Pregnant Women, Fetuses From Malaria

Combo Treatment Protects Pregnant Women, Fetuses From Malaria

Findings suggest older medication is losing effectiveness, researchers say.

CDC Develops Guidelines for Testing Children with Suspected Zika Virus

CDC Develops Guidelines for Testing Children with Suspected Zika Virus

Guidelines have been updated for evaluation and testing of infants and children with possible Zika virus infection.

Study Researchers: Zika Can Cross Placental Barrier

Study Researchers: Zika Can Cross Placental Barrier

More research required to confirm link between Zika and microcephaly.

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