Daily Archives: January 25, 2010

CDC Resources for Clinicians Helping Haitian Earthquake Victims

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Amid the continuing effort to provide desperately needed medical care to earthquake victims in Haiti, the CDC today released guidelines for clinicians traveling to Haiti and for those treating patients returning from the country. This link lists some of the infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, that providers may encounter while treating refugees or returning relief […]

Cross-Continent Collaboration Seeks to Bolster Pediatric HIV Care

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When Gilbert Tene, a Rwandan pediatrician, first examined Joseph, the 9-month-old baby boy had acute pneumonia and severe failure to thrive. His short life had already been marked by repeated episodes of illness—fevers, diarrhea, coughs. He was severely malnourished, weighing only about 12 pounds, and could not sit steadily by himself. His diagnosis: advanced HIV […]