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Middle East Repiratory Syndrome
June 11, 2014 9:56 AM by David Plaut
Middle East Repiratory Syndrome (MERS) recently was said to be a "public health emergency of international concern." The MERS virus, which appeared in the Middle East in 2012, has spread through that area; cases have been found in Asia, Europe and the Read More...
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Helicobacter pylori
June 9, 2014 1:02 PM by David Plaut
Helicobacter pylori has been associated with the colonization of gastro duodenal mucosa of humans from millions of years. The central burden of the disease is in the developing countries, due to overcrowding and poor hygiene. Wherever it is found, if Read More...
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Managing MRSA
July 15, 2013 4:30 PM by David Plaut
A recent article and editorial in the New England J. Medicine may have answered the question as to how best to deal with the question of MRSA infections in hospital admissions. The study design as published in the New England J. Med [368:2255-226, 2013] Read More...
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The next influenza epidemic
January 10, 2008 2:20 PM by David Plaut
If you haven't thought about a ‘flu' epidemic consider these two recent quotes: "No country is fully prepared for a 1918-like pandemic influenza. Averting a pandemic of H5N1 influenza virus depends on the successful control of its endemicity, outbreaks Read More...
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