The Parallels Between Congenital Rubella Syndrome & Congenital Zika Infection
Research presented at the 2017 Annual Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting examines the similarities between Congenital Rubella Syndrome and Congenital Zika Infection.
PrEP May Cause Loss in Bone Density, but Alternatives Are Available
Findings presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting show that this HIV prevention treatment appears to cause loss in bone denisty in young males. However, alternatives may be available.
How Does the Flu Vaccine Effect Preterm Vs. Full-Term Infants?
A research team headed by Carl D’Angio, MD, a physician in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York, compare flu vaccine response in PT versus FT infants.
Low Vitamin D Levels Associated with Increased Risk of Severe Flu in Children
Researchers from the University of Toronto evaluated 82 patients under 18 years of age from Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec.
Topical Microbicides for HIV Prevention Available for Youths, But Barriers Remain
Physicians call for more education for themselves and the patient before recommending the use of topical microbicides.
CDC Reports "Unprecedented" Trends in STI Rates
At the 2017 Annual Pediatric Academic Societies meeting, Gail Bolan, MD, from the CDC, explained why trends in STD reporting in 2015 may be disturbing.
Bacteria-Related Pediatric Deaths in France Linked to Late Vaccination
A study conducted in France found that many pediatrics patients in the western region of the country are dying of vaccine-preventable diseases, and not because they’re not receiving vaccination.
Poorly Controlled HIV in Adolescents Related to Increased Risk of Other STIs
In a research panel at the 2017 Annual Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Andres Camacho-Gonzalez, MD, and Craig Wilson, MD, discussed how poorly-controlled HIV infections in adolescents are related to increased risk of other STIs.
New Test Could Save Valuable Time When Diagnosing MRSA
Researchers from Montefiore Medical Center presented findings on differential diagnosis of MRSA and Staphylococcus aureus at the 2017 Annual Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting in San Francisco, California.
Acute Zika Emerges as Risk Factor for Guillain-Barre Syndrome
At the 2017 Annual EIS Conference, researchers presented findings from a prospective case-control study on acute Zika infection at 9 hospitals in Puerto Rico, as well as on a patient who was paralyzed due to Guillain-Barre Syndrome, unrelated to Zika infection.
Q Fever Endocarditis May be Underreported in the United States
Epidemic Intelligence Service officers from the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention recently released research revealing that cases of Q Fever may be underreported in the United States.
Two-Thirds of Pregnant Women with High Viral Loads of Hepatitis B Go Untreated
Many women who are infected with hepatitis B (HBV) during pregnancy go untreated, leaving their offspring at risk for a chronic HBV infection.
Power Law Could be Used to Predict Size, Scope of Food-Borne Outbreaks
Could a power law be used to predict food-borne outbreaks and thus help public health agencies better prepare?
HIV Transmission Clusters Could be Missed
More comprehensive molecular and genetic sequencing could help link cases to each other and alert authorities to HIV “clusters” that otherwise might be missed.
University Mumps Outbreak Prevails Despite High 2-Dose MMR Coverage
The University of Iowa experienced a large mumps outbreak last year, despite almost 100% adherence to 2-dose measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine schedule, which begs the question, is it time to start recommending a 3-dose schedule?
Measles Outbreaks Can Occur in Intense Exposure Settings Despite High Immunity Levels
In populations with high presumptive immunity to measles, the infection can still spread when there is intense contact between patients or high levels of exposure.
Study Shows First Statistical Evidence for Herd Protection from HPV Vaccine
Study results presented today at the 2017 66th Annual EIS Conference provided the first statistical evidence for herd protection from the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
Immunizations Run in the Family
Researchers find that children of parents or caregivers who receive the season flu shot are more likely than others to also be immunized.
Beware Easter Photo-Ops and Props Bearing Salmonella
Be careful when handling chicks or bunnies this Easter, as they may transmit Salmonella to you or your loved one.
Gut Bacteria "Mismatch" Could Increase Gastric Cancer Risk
In a recent study, researchers from several institutions found that individuals from North, Central, and South Americas may be at an increased risk of cancer due to Heliobacter pylori strains brought over to the "New World" with European explorers.
Long-Term Antibiotic Use May Lead to Increased Risk of Cancer
A new study has found that young and middle-aged adults who were prescribed long-term antibiotics later had increased risk of colorectal adenoma, a suspected precursor to cancer.
Does an 80,000-Pound Brisket Recall Affect Your Passover Dinner?
A packaging company in Waco, Texas, has recalled thousands of pounds of brisket out of caution after finding an uncommon strain of Esherichia coli that could cause food poisoning.
WHO Reports "Flare-Up" of TB/HIV Coinfection Threatens Goal to End TB
WHO representatives warn that a “flare-up” of TB/HIV coinfections coupled with high rates of drug-resistant tuberculosis can threaten progress made towards the elimination of TB.
New Fecal Transplant Method Treats C. difficile "Like Instant Coffee"
Research coming in from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston shows that when it comes to treating those with C. difficile, frozen and freeze-dried products for Fecal Microbiota Transplantation are nearly as effective as fresh product.
Eczema Could Compromise Flu Shots
Researchers suggest that patients with eczema should request that their flu shots be administered intramuscularly and not intradermally.
Multidrug-Resistant Gene Found in Salmonella
Researchers in China have discovered a troubling case of the presence of a variant of the multidrug-resistant gene MCR-1 in a common strain of Salmonella in a healthy patient.
Active Genital Herpes in Early Pregnancy Linked with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Researchers have discovered that women who experience active genital herpes infection early in their pregnancy may be more likely to have a child who will later be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
Older Women, African Americans Less Likely to Get Flu Vaccines
The results of a new study have revealed that older women and African Americans are less likely to get vaccinated against influenza.
Staph Infections Pervasive in Professional Sports
Contagion® takes a closer look at how Staphylococcus aureus infections continue to plague professional sports players.
Vitamin May Be Key to Killing Cancer-Causing Bacteria
According to the team’s research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, H. pylori uses a unique biosynthetic pathway to synthesize vitamin K2, which is essential to many vital chemical reactions that keep the organism alive.
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