Read current official CDC news updates, listed below in the Newsfeeds section, descending from the most recent on top. See the notices from both organizations mapped globally immediately below.**
CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR):
QuickStats: Average Number of Stroke Deaths per Day, by Month and...
Thu, 07 Dec 2023This report describes the average number of stroke deaths per day.
Erratum: Vol. 72, No. 42...
Thu, 07 Dec 2023Erratum for MMWR Vol 72, No. 42
Notes from the Field: Responding to the Wartime Spread of Antimic...
Thu, 07 Dec 2023This report describes an international collaboration among partners to address increased antimicrobial resistance in Ukraine.
CDC Travel Notices:
Level 1 - Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Mexico ...
Fri, 08 Dec 2023There have been reports of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) in people traveling to the United States from Tecate, in the state of Baja California, Mexico.
Level 2 - Mpox in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)...
Thu, 07 Dec 2023There is an outbreak of mpox in 22 out of 26 provinces, including urban areas, in the DRC.
Level 2 - Diphtheria in Guinea...
Thu, 07 Dec 2023There is an outbreak of diphtheria in several districts in Guinea. Vaccination against diphtheria is essential to protect against disease. If you are traveling to an affected area, you should be up to date with your diphtheria vaccines.
Level 1 - Dengue in the Americas...
Mon, 27 Nov 2023Dengue is a risk in many parts of Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Some countries are reporting increased numbers of cases of the disease. Travelers to the Americas can protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites.
Level 1 - Global Measles...
Mon, 20 Nov 2023Many international destinations are reporting increased numbers of cases of measles.
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The Travel Clinical Assistant (TCA) is by the Georgia Department of Health.
Is Xenotransplantation Ready for Prime Time? — ITT Episode 22...
Wed, 06 Dec 2023This podcast episode examines the need for and promise of xenotransplantation, considering first the plight of patients and then the progress being made by researchers. . Is Xenotransplantation Ready for Prime Time? N Engl J Med 2023;389:e49.
NEJM Interview: Robert Yeh on delays between FDA authorization an...
Wed, 29 Nov 2023Robert Yeh is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Smith Center for Outcomes Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. K.T. Kadakia, D.B. Kramer, and R.W. Yeh. Coverage for Emerging Technologies — Bridging Regulatory Approval and Patient Access. N Engl J Med 2023;389:2021-2024.
NEJM Interview: Hao Yu on a new Tennessee law that expands practi...
Wed, 22 Nov 2023Hao Yu is an associate professor in the Department of Population Medicine at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. T. Ramesh, M. Horvitz-Lennon, and H. Yu. Opening the Door Wider to International Medical Graduates — The Significance of a New Tennessee Law. N Engl J Med 2023;389:1925-1928.
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American Journal of Infection Control:
RSS feed including 'the latest published articles, both published in an issue and published as Articles in Press.'
Infection precaution adherence varies by potential exposure risk...
2023-12-06Infection precautions (IP) facilitate standardized and safe patient care. Research has demonstrated several barriers to IP adherence among health care personnel (HCP) but potential exposure risk to SARS-CoV-2 and job role has not been considered.
Reducing central line-associated bloodstream infection with a de...
2023-12-05Following a 200% increase in the Central line associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR) in a private teaching hospital between 2019 and 2020, a program with the utilization of a CLABSI Prevention Registered Nurse (PR-N) was implemented to reduce CLABSIs through a variety of focused prevention efforts and education.
Pre-extensively drug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tu...
2023-12-05The growing threat from pre-extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (pre-XDR-TB) and extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) poses a major public health concern in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Therefore, this study aimed to summarize the available evidence on the prevalence of pre-XDR-TB and XDR-TB among patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in LAC.
Listen: New England Journal of Medicine
The New England Journal of Medicine is a weekly general medicine journal, and this audio news feed presents interviews with specialists.
Something for Sleep
2023-12-09When a long-time patient, seeking to restore her hard-won sense of control after being diagnosed with an incurable cancer, requests a prescription for Seconal, what should her physician do?
Abdominal Ectopic Pregnancy
2023-12-09A 37-year-old woman presented with a 10-day history of abdominal pain. Physical examination was notable for a gravid abdomen. An MRI showed a nongravid uterus and a normally formed intraabdominal fetus.
Medicine’s Lessons for AI Regulation
2023-12-09There are various possible futures for regulation of artificial intelligence in the United States. The history of rules governing the treatment of human subjects could hold important insights.
Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal:
This list contains articles published online ahead of print.
Increased Peripheral Venous Catheter Bloodstream Infections durin...
Thu, 07 Dec 2023M. Zanella et al.
Estimation of Incubation Period of Mpox during 2022 Outbreak in P...
Thu, 07 Dec 2023J. M. Estrada Alvarez et al.
Emergence of Novel Norovirus GII.4 Variant...
Thu, 07 Dec 2023P. Chhabra et al.
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy:
News from the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP).
US COVID activity jumps as JN.1 expands, brisk flu and RSV levels...
US COVID activity
As COVID markers show growing momentum, the nation's flu season continues to gain steam.
New FDA report shows more antibiotics being sold for food animals...
New FDA report sh
Sales of medically important antibiotics for use in food-producing animals rose by 4% from 2021 to 2022.
Experimental drug that alters gut microbiome shows promise for lo...
At 6 months, improvements were seen in fatigue, memory loss, difficulty concentrating, gastrointestinal upset, and general unwellness.
Johns Hopkins Medicine RSS Feed:
Johns Hopkins Medicine science and medical news.
Study Suggests Serotonin Loss May Contribute to Cognitive Decline...
Thu, 07 Dec 2023Comparing PET scans of more than 90 adults with and without mild cognitive impairment (MCI), Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say relatively lower levels of the so-called "happiness" chemical, serotonin, in parts of the brain of those with MCI may play a role in memory problems including Alzheimer's disease.
Study Affirms Benefit of Very Early Antiretroviral Therapy Within...
Tue, 05 Dec 2023A study of more than 50 babies through 2 yeard old in Africa, Asia, North America and South America has added substantially to evidence that giving antiretroviral therapy (ART) to newborns with HIV within the first days -- rather than within weeks or months -- of life can safely suppress amounts of HIV in the blood to undetectable levels. Findings of the study, which was co-led by Johns Hopkins Children's Center physician-scientist and researcher Deborah Persaud, M.D., and sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Network, were published Dec. 4 in the journal The Lancet HIV.
How to Have a Safe and Healthy Holiday Season -- Johns Hopkins Ch...
Mon, 04 Dec 2023Johns Hopkins physicians can offer expert advice on how to have a healthy and safe holiday season.