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Can Fitbit Data Provide Real-Time Flu Surveillance?
Traditional influenza surveillance typically has a 1- to 3-week reporting lag and is usually preliminary and revised as more information becomes available. Therefore, more accurate surveillance tools are needed.
CDC Confirms First US Case of Wuhan Coronavirus
The case has been confirmed in an individual in Washington State.
Patient Proximity to Farms And Increased Risk for <i>C Diff</i> Colonization
A significant relationship exists between environmental exposures and colonization.
Continuous Infusion Ceftolozane/Tazobactam Could Be an Option for Treating MDR Infections
Treating patients with multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections could be moved to the outpatient setting with continuous infusion dosing of ceftolozane/tazobactam, a new study suggests.
Under Detection Leaves Typhoid Incidence Potentially Underestimated
A new study examining conjugate vaccine trial data has concluded that typhoid incidence estimates should be adjusted for the proportion of cases which go undetected due to lack of blood cultures.
 
Breaking Down the 2019 Eastern Equine Encephalitis Outbreak in the US
According to CDC data, 34 cases of EEE were recorded in humans in 2019. In total, 94% of patients were diagnosed with encephalitis and 6% were diagnosed with meningitis.
MMWR Details Discordant Ebola Case Definitions Among DRC and Bordering Countries
Investigators of a new analysis detail how Ebola case definitions became increasingly complex and discordant during the 6-month period in the countries surrounding the DRC.
WHO Identifies Urgent Challenges to Address This Decade
Where do infectious diseases fall on the WHO’s list of challenges to address during the 2020s?
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