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<i>S aureus</i> in Children With Eczema May Play a Role in Development of Food Allergies
A new study investigates the association of S aureus colonization with specific Immunoglobulin E production with common food allergens and allergies in early childhood independent of eczema severity.
Merck Ramps Up MMR Vaccine Production as Demand Grows
Merck, the sole supplier of the MMR vaccine in the United States, is increasing production to meet growing demand from areas where measles outbreaks are ongoing.
The Latest Guidance on Cryptococcosis Treatment in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
Here are the most recent recommendations for these tricky fungal infections in solid organ transplant recipients.
Measles Cases Reach All-Time Annual High Since Elimination in US
The CDC reports 704 cases of measles have been confirmed to date since January 1, 2019, across 22 states.
Changing the Game in Pediatric Diagnosis of Serious Bacterial Infections
A new protocol avoids spinal taps and antibiotics in the quest for evaluating febrile infants.
Abundance of Enteroviruses in the Gut Linked to Type 1 Diabetes Precursor
Although the cause of childhood-onset type 1 diabetes remains unknown, a new study links a precursor of the condition to an abundance of certain viruses in the gut.
Cutting MRSA Infections Post-Discharge
Post-discharge decolonization education and bioburden reduction could be critical to reducing MRSA infections.
Shingrix Shortages Only the Latest Vaccine Supply Issue in US: Public Health Watch
The rise of Shingrix as a first-choice prophylaxis for shingles has lead to increased demand as the manufacturer commits to ramping up production.
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