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The Health of the Nation: Special Public Health Watch Report
The latest report from the Department of Health and Human Services reveals both good news and bad news on the health of our nation.
Biological Markers for Tuberculosis Meningitis May Help Provide Better Treatment Response
A new biological fingerprint for tuberculosis meningitis in children may eventually help practitioners learn more on the severity of infection in their patients, which in turn can lead to better treatment decisions.
HHS Releases Updates to Pandemic Influenza Plan to Guide Prevention and Response
Building on lessons learned from the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic, the United States Department of Health and Human Services has released its updated Pandemic Influenza Plan for 2017-2027.
Fighting Meningococcal Disease in the
The CDC examines the high incidence of meningococcal disease in the “meningitis belt,” found within sub-Saharan Africa, and the efforts of the Meningitis Vaccine Project to monitor the impact of a meningococcal A conjugate vaccine.
Study Identifies Link Between Vitamin A Levels and Tuberculosis
The results of a new study suggest a link between vitamin A and tuberculosis.
CDC Reports Rare Cases of <em>Legionella</em> Infections in Infants After Water Birth
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a report on the cases of 2 infants who contracted Legionnaires’ disease during water births.
Lack of Benefit of Azithromycin Use in Acute Asthma Exacerbations
Recent research shows no clinical benefits from adding azithromycin to standard treatment for adults who presented to emergency departments with acute asthma exacerbations requiring a corticosteroid course.
Rare Genetic Mutation Can Increase Susceptibility to Human Rhinoviruses
NIAID researchers have discovered that a rare genetic mutation can increase susceptibility to catching human rhinoviruses.
We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?