General Infectious Disease

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Death From Alaskapox Virus: What to Know

In late January, a man living in Southcentral Alaska died after a

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Midline Catheters Go Head-to-Head With PICCs for Bloodstream Infections

Incidence of bloodstream infections was not significantly different when midline catheters (MCs)

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State Reports Human Plague Case; Lloyd Austin Admitted Again; Man Dies Mid-Flight

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Use These Antibiotics for Close Contacts of Invasive Meningococcal Disease, CDC Says

Rifampin, ceftriaxone, or azithromycin are recommended as first-line alternatives to ciprofloxacin prophylaxis

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Iatrogenic Fusarium Solani Meningitis Cases Caused Severe Injury to Brain Stem

An outbreak of iatrogenic Fusarium solani meningitis led to nine deaths resulting

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High-Risk HPV in Women Heightens Risk of Heart Disease Death

Women with high-risk strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) had a far higher

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CDC: Biennial Surge in Acute Flaccid Myelitis Has Come to a Halt

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) cases remained low in 2022, despite increased circulation

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CDC: Deadly Vibrio Bacteria Killed Five People in Three States Last Summer

Over just 2 summer months last year, three Eastern states reported 11

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Single-Dose Dengue Vaccine Effective, Regardless of Baseline Serostatus

One dose of the live, attenuated, tetravalent dengue vaccine Butantan-DV prevented symptomatic

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Early Switch to Oral Antibiotics Safe in Uncomplicated, Gram-Negative Bacteremia?

Risk of all-cause mortality was similar in patients with uncomplicated gram-negative bacteremia

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