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Norovirus Burden May Decrease With Pediatric Vaccinations

Childhood vaccination for norovirus may reduce the community burden of norovirus outbreaks, according to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Norovirus is the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis in the United States, causing an estimated 20 million illnesses each year. Norovirus affects all age groups; however, severe illness is most likely to occur in…

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Children With HIV May Benefit From Alendronate

Alendronate treatment is well-tolerated and improved bone mineral density (BMD), with no safety concerns in children and adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV, according to a study recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Compared with children and adolescents without HIV, those who are perinatally infected have lower BMD; this may be related to antiretroviral therapy (ART).…

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