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No Polio in Venezuela, But Challenges Remain: Public Health Watch
A reported case of the deadly disease was a misdiagnosis, but it is still a warning sign of the troubles facing the South American country.
Several US Cities Vulnerable to Measles Outbreaks Due to Declining Vaccination Rates
Researchers are calling for an end to nonmedical exemptions for vaccines in the 18 states that still allow them, saying several metropolitan areas are now vulnerable to measles outbreaks.
Parent Cleansing Reportedly Reduces Skin Infections in Infants
New study finds a decrease in S aureus infections in NICU following new guidelines for parent cleansing prior to skin-to-skin contact.
Infection Prevention Gaps Found Across Critical Access Hospitals
A new study underscores the importance of IP staffing and activities, but will we finally listen?
New Technology Platform Delivers Single-Dose Vaccines Targeting Multiple Viruses
Single-dose vaccines delivered via a new technology platform may offer full protection against Zika, Lassa fever, and Ebola.
Treg Cells May Protect Infants from HIV Infections in the Womb
Researchers find that Treg cells could be vital in protecting infants in the womb from mother-to-child HIV transmission.
Iclaprim Found to be Effective and Safe Treatment for Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections
Pooled analyses of 2 phase 3 trials have conclusively established the safety and effectiveness of iclaprim compared to vancomycin in the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI).
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