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Respiratory Syncytial Virus Testing Uncommon in Pregnant Mothers
Researchers find that testing pregnant mothers for the respiratory syncytial virus is rare and can often result in a misdiagnosis of pneumonia.
Tdap Vaccine Administered During Pregnancy Reportedly Reduces Pertussis in Newborns
A UNC study suggests receiving the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy could close the gap of vulnerability to pertussis between birth and the first DTaP vaccination.
Does Conceiving While on ART Pose a Pregnancy Risk?
Study results appear to indicate that conceiving while on ART poses a greater risk of stillbirth and miscarriage; however, further analysis revealed a lack of association between ART & poor outcomes.
Top 5 Key Takeaways from ASM Microbe 2018
The American Society for Microbiology’s (ASM) annual meeting, held June 7-11, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia, featured results of numerous studies on and advancements being made in infectious diseases. Here are 5 key takeaways from the meeting. 
Transition to Oral Therapy for the Treatment of Bacteremic Urinary Tract Infections
Several recent studies provide valuable insight surrounding the appropriateness of transitioning from intravenous to oral therapy when treating bacteremic urinary tract infections.
Implants for Delivery of Antiretroviral Drugs for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
Implants are promising for long-term, sustained, and reversible delivery of ARV drugs that may bypass adherence challenges for end users.
More than 3,000 Receive the Ebola Virus Vaccine in DRC Outbreak
An Ebola virus outbreak that began in the DRC in May has been the first in which a new vaccine and several therapeutic drugs have been available, and health officials around the world are praising the response.
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.
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