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Post-Cesarean-Section Antibiotics May Prevent SSIs in Obese Women
Recent studies suggest that post-operative prophylactic antibiotics following a C-section delivery may assist in the prevention of surgical site infections.
Updated Immunization Schedules for Children and Adults
Here are the changes that have been made to the 2017 immunization schedules, as reported in the CDC’s most recent MMWR.
As Mumps Outbreak Spreads in Washington, DOH Calls for Immunization
Due to the multi-county spread of mumps in Washington, health department officials are calling for individuals to receive the MMR vaccine.
LA Measles Outbreak Hits Unvaccinated Community
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has concluded that the measles outbreak in California has been limited to those who are unvaccinated.
Tonsillectomy May Benefit Children with Recurrent Tonsillitis
Researchers find that for children who suffer from mild to moderate recurrent throat infections, tonsillectomy may be more beneficial than watchful waiting.
New Compound May Assist in the Fight Against Cytomegalovirus
Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine have developed a Retro94-based compound that may be able to prevent cytomegalovirus (CMV) from copying itself.
US Mumps Outbreak of 2016 Will Go Down as Largest in a Decade
Despite the largest mumps outbreak in the United States in a decade, health officials note that the outbreak would have been larger and more severe without high vaccination rates.
Risk Factors for Invasive MRSA Infection in MRSA-Colonized Patients
A new study has characterized risk factors for the development of active methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among patients who are colonized with the bacteria at hospital admission.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.