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CDC: Zika Can Be Found in Placental, Fetal Tissue at Birth

June 23, 2017. 12:00 PM EST. Of 546 live births with possible maternal Zika virus, 11 percent proved positive Read article


CDC: Number of U.S. Counties With Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Up

June 21, 2017 Surveillance also spotted increase in mosquitoes that transmit dengue, chikungunya viruses

HCC Drops Beyond Five Years of Entecavir/Tenofovir Tx for Hep B

June 21, 2017 Older age, lower platelets at baseline and year five, liver stiffness ≥12 kPa linked to HCC development

Support for Financial Penalties Up With Emphasis on Patient Harms

June 20, 2017 Penalties supported by 41% of physician recipients of clinical vignette describing harms to patient

Chronic Lyme Disease Treatments Tied to Serious Adverse Effects

June 19, 2017 Medications in this context not shown to result in substantial long-term improvement, researchers say

Donor Microbes Can Persist Long-Term After Fecal Transplant

June 16, 2017 Small study shows transplanted bacteria are still there two years on

20 Percent of Hospital Patients Have Side Effects From Abx Rx

June 16, 2017 One-fifth of those who had antibiotic-related side effects didn't require the drugs in the first place

Unusual Measles Outbreak Described in Ontario in Early 2015

June 16, 2017 All 18 cases were suggested to have derived from a single importation of measles virus genotype D4

High HCV Cure Rates in HIV Coinfection Cases at Urban Clinic

June 15, 2017 Sustained virologic response rate of 97 percent, with no variation by race in predominantly black cohort

Risk of HPV-Linked Second Cancers Up After Anal Cancer

June 15, 2017 Men have higher standardized incidence ratio than women for second primary malignancy

Novel Retinal Lesion Seen in Some Ebola Survivors

June 15, 2017 Novel retinal lesion following anatomical distribution of optic nerve axons seen in 14.6 percent of survivors

OpenArray PCR Platform Detects Pathogens in Plasma, Blood

June 14, 2017 No false positives in plasma, blood specimens for 17 viral, 13 bacterial/protozoan pathogens

Amphotericin Tops Itraconazole in HIV-Linked Talaromycosis

June 14, 2017 Reduced risk of death at six months, faster clinical resolution and fungal clearance versus itraconazole

Factors Predictive of Parental Intent to Vaccinate Against HPV

June 14, 2017 Maternal education, Hispanic ethnicity, provider recommendation linked to intent to vaccinate teens

Inpatient Clinicians Show Limited Understanding of PCN Allergy

June 14, 2017 About half of respondents were unfamiliar with cross-reactivity rates for penicillin, other antibiotics

Expedited Partner Therapy Helps Reduce STI Incidence

June 13, 2017 Lower chlamydia, gonorrhea rates seen when one person can obtain treatment for both partners