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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in pilgrims returning from the Hajj

Last month around two million international pilgrims travelled to Mecca in Saudi Arabia to join in the annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage before returning home to their countries of origin. Crowded close human and animal contact has caused previous communicable disease outbreaks.1 Coronaviruses2 such as Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which causes Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), have resulted in nosocomial outbreaks characterised by early nosocomial super-spreading events and transmission patterns involving healthcare workers. This poses great clinical concern as a potential cause of epidemics and threat to global health.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Ebola: One Year Later

The Nebraska Biocontainment Unit has emerged as a model and leader in preparedness for highly infectious diseases.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Team Approach Needed to Curb Inappropriate Prescribing

Infectious disease physicians and pharmacists should be involved in setting up antibiotic stewardship programs to minimize divisions, experts advise.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Impact of START Trial Center Stage at European AIDS Meeting

New results on antiretroviral therapy and the fight against AIDS and other infectious diseases in Europe will be highlights of the meeting.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Landmark Developments in Infectious Diseases

The field of infectious diseases has made huge strides, but human behavior has at times impeded this progress.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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TB 'joins HIV as most deadly infection' - BBC News

Tuberculosis now ranks alongside HIV as the world's biggest killing infectious disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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'More money needed' to beat TB, health agencies warn - BBC News

More investment is needed to beat tuberculosis (TB), which has become one of the most deadly infectious diseases in the world, a coalition of health agencies warn.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 4 years ago
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UK government sets up £1bn fund to fight malaria - BBC News

The UK government is to create a new £1bn fund aimed at eradicating malaria and other infectious diseases.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 4 years ago
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The Biggest Infectious Disease Threats

Awareness about antimicrobial resistance got a boost through recent campaigns such as Get Smart About Antibiotics Week.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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What Were the Top Infectious Diseases Stories in 2015?

Dr John Bartlett reviews 2015's most important advances in infectious diseases.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Treatment Update on Clostridium difficile Infection CME

This activity is intended for gastroenterologists, infectious disease, and critical care specialists who treat Clostridium difficile infection  
medscape.org
almost 4 years ago
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Epidemiology of Haemophilus ducreyi Infections: Abstract and Introduction

Abstract and Introduction: This activity is intended for primary care physicians, infectious disease specialists, obstetrician-gynecologists, and other physicians who may see patients with genital ulcer disease.  
medscape.org
almost 4 years ago
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US Complacent on Infectious Disease Threats, Report Shows

The United States needs to do more to boost its ability to prevent and control infectious disease outbreaks, according to a report released today.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Advances in Diagnostic Strategies: Improving Patient Care with New Approaches to an Old Problem

This activity is intended for physicians who specialize in infectious diseases, critical care, emergency medicine, internal medicine, pulmonology, and pediatrics.  
medscape.org
almost 4 years ago
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Infectious Disease News in 2015: How Much Do You Remember?

There was a lot happening in the field of infectious diseases this year, from the increasing threat of antibiotic resistance, to the expansion of diseases that used to be rare in the United States, to a major study that changed the way HIV will be treated. Take the following quiz to see how well you followed the news this year.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Stroke Differential Diagnosis and Mimics

Read about the radiological features that can help differentiate ischemic stroke from its mimics such as seizures, migraines, tumors, and metabolic or infectious disease.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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First Guidelines Issued for Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis

The European Respiratory Society and the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases have issued their first-ever guidelines on chronic pulmonary aspergillosis.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Infections Drive Emergency Department Visits by the Elderly

More elderly patients visited emergency departments in the United States for infectious disease-related diagnoses in 2012 than for myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure combined.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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First Zika Virus Case in United States Confirmed in Texas

Infectious disease experts are worried that conditions along the US Gulf Coast are hospitable for Zika virus, which has been linked to microcephaly in infants infected in utero.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago