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CDC Travel Notices:
Watch - Dengue in the Americas...
Tue, 31 Mar 2020Dengue 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.
Warning - Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice...
Fri, 27 Mar 2020Widespread ongoing transmission of a respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is occurring globally. CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential international travel.
Warning - COVID-19 and Cruise Ship Travel ...
Tue, 17 Mar 2020CDC recommends that travelers defer all cruise travel worldwide.
Watch - Dengue in Asia and the Pacific Islands...
Mon, 09 Mar 2020Dengue is a risk in many parts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Some countries are reporting increased numbers of cases of the disease. Travelers to Asia and the Pacific Islands can protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites.
Alert - Polio in Africa...
Mon, 09 Mar 2020There are polio outbreaks in several countries in Africa. CDC recommends that all travelers to these countries be vaccinated fully against polio.
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The Travel Clinical Assistant (TCA) is by the Georgia Department of Health.
CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR):
QuickStats: Prevalence of Obesity and Severe Obesity Among Person...
Thu, 02 Apr 2020From 1999-2000 to 2017-2018, the prevalence of obesity among persons aged 2-19 years increased from 13.9% to 19.3%, and the prevalence of severe obesity increased from 3.6% to 6.1%.
Erratum: Vol. 69, No. 11...
Thu, 02 Apr 2020Erratum: Vol. 69, No. 11
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Clinical Infectious Diseases Journal
This list includes items from the latest issue of the Clinical Infectious Diseases Journal.
A 60-Year-Old Man With Migratory Septic Polyarthritis...
Tue, 17 Mar 2020A 60-year-old man presented with a 2-week history of pain and swelling in both knees, a 1-week history of pain and swelling in the left hand, and a 1-day history of inability to bear weight. His joint pain was associated with fatigue and stiffness, but he did not report having fever, gastrointestinal or genitourinary symptoms, or rash, and he also denied any history of trauma, previous episodes of joint pain, or surgery. He was not taking any relevant medications. He had a history of alcohol abuse with frequent “blackouts” and had had unprotected sex with multiple partners 1 month earlier. He also had a history of homelessness and he had been living in his sister’s basement for the last several months, which was reportedly infested with rodents. He had also consumed home-canned pork and beans 1 month before presentation.
Tue, 17 Mar 2020
In the Literature...
Tue, 17 Mar 2020
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.
NEJM Interview: Dr. Eric Rubin and Dr. Lindsey Baden on lessons f...
Wed, 01 Apr 2020Eric Rubin is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. Lindsey Baden is a Deputy Editor of the Journal. Stephen Morrissey E.J. Rubin, L.R. Baden, and S. Morrissey. Audio Interview: Lessons from Covid-19 Hotspots. N Engl J Med 2020;382:e35.
NEJM Interview: Dr. Nora Volkow on stigma against people who use ...
Wed, 01 Apr 2020Dr. Nora Volkow is the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. N.D. Volkow. Stigma and the Toll of Addiction. N Engl J Med 2020;382:1289-1290.
NEJM Interview: Dr. Eric Rubin and Dr. Lindsey Baden on practical...
Wed, 25 Mar 2020Eric Rubin is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. Lindsey Baden is a Deputy Editor of the Journal. Stephen Morrissey E.J. Rubin, L.R. Baden, and S. Morrissey. Audio Interview: Practical Measures to Help Prevent Covid-19. N Engl J Med 2020;382:e32.
Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal:
This list contains articles published online ahead of print.
COVID-19 Outbreak Associated with Air Conditioning in Restaurant,...
Thu, 02 Apr 2020J. Lu et al.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Shedding by Trave...
Thu, 02 Apr 2020T. Le et al.
Epidemiologic and Clinical Progression of Lobomycosis among Kaiab...
Wed, 01 Apr 2020M. C. Florian et al.
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy:
News from the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP).
Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 02, 2020...
Thu, 02 Apr 2020Antibiotic stewardship in AfricaAntibiotic strategy for injection drug users
News Scan for Apr 02, 2020...
Thu, 02 Apr 2020Dengue returns to GuamAvian flu in Europe
CDC studies show drop in MDR bacteria, C diff in US hospitals...
Thu, 02 Apr 2020
Johns Hopkins Medicine RSS Feed:
Johns Hopkins Medicine science and medical news.
Device That Tracks Location of Nurses Repurposed to Record Patien...
Thu, 02 Apr 2020By repurposing badges originally designed to locate nurses and other hospital staff, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they can precisely monitor how patients in the hospital are walking outside of their rooms, a well-known indicator and contributor to recovery after surgery.
COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins...
Tue, 31 Mar 2020Vaccine expert working on developing covid-19 vaccine, sees major differences between Covid-19 and SARS
Intense Form of Radiation Slows Disease Progression in Some Men w...
Thu, 26 Mar 2020Highly focused, intense doses of radiation called stereotactic ablative radiation (SABR) may slow progression of disease in a subset of men with hormone-sensitive prostate cancers that have spread to a few separate sites in the body, according to results of a phase II clinical trial of the therapy.
American Journal of Infection Control:
RSS feed including 'the latest published articles, both published in an issue and published as Articles in Press.'
The importance of designing and implementing participatory surve...
2020-04-01The atypical pneumonia case, caused by a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), was reported by the World Health Organization,1 which has been spreading at high rates since the end of December 2019.2,3 The 2019-nCoV case was first detected and confirmed in Wuhan, China, before being identified in other Chinese cities. It has also been reported in most countries of the world.4,5 On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
Mandatory employee vaccination as a strategy for early and compr...
2020-03-29Influenza is responsible annually for as many as 35 million respiratory infections, 710,000 hospitalizations and 56,000 deaths.1 Symptom severity can vary from asymptomatic to severe illness requiring extended intensive medical intervention.2 Viral shedding and transmission to others is possible from several days before symptom onset to nearly a week after illness onset.2 The potential for serious complications is highest among infants, older adults, those who are pregnant and patients with chronic medical conditions.
Knowledge about hand hygiene in the Generation Z: A questionnair...
2020-03-28Alcohol-based hand disinfection represents the key infection control measure to prevent healthcare-associated infections and nosocomial transmission of pathogens.1 It is crucial to continuously improve hand hygiene compliance, especially when teaching young prospective healthcare professionals. These are nowadays mainly members of the so-called Generation Z2 (ie, those born between 1995 and 2012). We conducted a survey to determine the knowledge regarding hand hygiene in this group and to assess the potential for optimizing education.