The World Health Organization just published the first ever Global Hepatitis Report, which notes that the viral hepatitis mortality rate is increasing worldwide, while deaths caused by HIV and tuberculosis continues to drop.
An outbreak of MRSA at a Los Angeles-area hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit has raised questions about when health officials were notified of the outbreak, and why the public was not informed sooner.
A recent study finds that children who are infected with HIV either just before or after birth are at much greater risk of experiencing serious health events—and even death—than children who are infected during adolescence.
Although cases of influenza A are on the decline, a late season surge in influenza B cases are helping to extend flu season across parts of the United States.
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