The outbreak was the ‘canary in the coalmine,’ according to a speaker at IDWeek 2015.
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The findings suggest the lack of pretravel vaccination was a factor in illness outbreaks.
Even though many of the patients had vague early signs of an infection, such as weakness, or lethargy, it was the fall that brought them in.
Findings demonstrate need to not “become complacent” about vaccination.
WHO report emphasizes the importance of realigning health care systems to meet the needs of older people.
The new guideline – released ahead of full publication later this year – notes that, in order to effectively implement the recommendations, countries will need to ensure that testing and treatment for HIV infection are readily available.
In addition to providing effective and safe vaccines for dogs and humans, the paper also calls for: practical guidance to implementing rabies control programs; education and awareness modules for community involvement; and improving data collection.
Since Jan. 1, 2015, the local health department has investigated more than 143 cases with the majority of cases in children in daycare and elementary schools.
Although regulatory guidelines specify that gender‐based assessment of drug efficacy, toxicity and tolerability profiles should be incorporated into clinical trials, women are routinely underrepresented in HIV clinical trials.
Within less than five years from introduction, the rate of hospital admission due to rotavirus diarrhea in children younger than 2 years dropped by 78% and that of children younger than 2 years with x-ray-proven pneumonia dropped by 46%.
The aim of the study was to develop a sensor (Microbiosensor) embedded in the base of a contact lens case that changes color when a high level of bacteria is present.
Online survey notes rate of serology testing remain high in Canada, even when vaccination history is known.
The researchers measured anticapsular antibody responses against four serotypes – 6B, 14, 19F, and 23F, at baseline and one, three, six, nine months, and a year following vaccination.
Sixty percent of the healthcare professionals offered influenza vaccine to pregnant women in adherence with vaccination guidelines.
WHO officials recommended that all travelers to polio-affected areas be fully vaccinated against polio.
Greens are washed by commercial processes before they head to the grocery store. But these methods, which can include water and bleach rinses or irradiation, are not completely effective.
To facilitate diagnosis in remote, low-resource settings, researchers have developed a paper-based device that changes color, depending on whether the patient has Ebola, yellow fever or dengue.
Although the presence of plague has been confirmed at Crane Flat and Tuolumne Meadows campgrounds, the risk to human health remains low, officials noted.
Mayor’s office remains confident that source has been identified, remediated. .
Of the nearly $110 million, $51 million is provided through the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention and Public Health Fund.
Since vertebral osteomyelitis is fairly rare, – every year, two to six out of 100,000 people are diagnosed – it is an often overlooked illness.
Two deaths have been reported, 31 cases since July 10.
Meningitis tends to hit Africa in cycles. Cases of meningitis C have been rising since 2013, first in Nigeria in 2013 and 2014, and then in Niger in 2015..