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The Importance of Maintaining Antibiotic Breakpoints
Laboratories that use revised carbapenem breakpoints detect significantly more carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae than laboratories that use historical ones.
New Recommendations Released for TB Screening and Testing of Health Care Personnel
The annual national TB rate declined by 73% between 1991-2017. Therefore, annual screening and testing is no longer recommended for health care personnel at average risk. 
Mapping the Risk for Measles Outbreaks in the US: Public Health Watch
International travel and poor vaccine uptake are among the key factors identified by investigators who mapped counties at-risk for measles cases in the United States.
E-cigarette Users, Especially Women, May Be More Susceptible to Flu
Early research found that e-cigarette use affects the immune system response to the flu virus and the effects are different for female and male users.
Dolutegravir-Based Regimen Associated With Greater Weight Gain in Treatment-Naive Individuals
A recent study found that at the 18-month mark, PLWH on dolutegravir gained 6.0 kg compared with 2.6 kg for NNRTI (p<0.05), and 0.5 kg for elvitegravir (p<0.05).
Investigators Discover Unknown Achilles Heel of Influenza Virus
In an unexpected discovery, a NIAID-funded study team has found that a human antibody can target a part of the hemagglutinin protein that the influenza virus uses to enter and infect cells.
Managing an Exposure: Why the EMR Is Lacking
Insight into healthcare exposures gives us a new reason to invest in surveillance tools
Tahini Consumption Associated With <i>Salmonella</i> Concord Outbreak
According to the CDC, the outbreak is not connected to with the Salmonella outbreak resolved in February that was linked with tahini and sickened 8 individuals across 4 states.
Big advances in treatment can't make up for an inability to stop new infections, which number 5,000 per day worldwide.