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Medical tourism brings antibiotic-resistant infections home

So many lessons are offered in a recent communication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about antibiotic-resistant infections among patients returning to the U.S. after undergoing surgical procedures in Tijuana, Mexico. The CDC learned about the first of the carbapenem-resistant  infections at the end of September through its Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network. In […]

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It took a community to bring a “miraculously young” Ebola patient home

If you don’t subscribe to the Democratic Republic of Congo Health Ministry updates (probably not, right?) here’s a reason to do so. Dr. Daniel Lucey, who volunteered twice to treat patients during the West Africa crisis suggested this way of keeping track of the current outbreak, so Science Speaks does. Often the news it brings is […]

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What We’re Reading: In HIV and TB treatment, science supports human rights

The science is clear, HIV criminalization is abusive, discriminatory and counterproductive – The  destructiveness of HIV-specific laws that fueled stigma and discouraged diagnosis by criminalizing people living with the virus for not disclosing their status, for spitting, and for other supposed means of exposure or transmission was always apparent. For some time now, this International […]

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Vaccination before travel, support for global measles control needed to protect U.S. gains against the disease, study finds

A look at how measles comes into the United States highlights needs for both more vigilant vaccination efforts, and support for global efforts to eliminate the disease, according to a report in an upcoming Journal of Infectious Diseases. While measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, over the years since then 553 […]

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What We’re Reading: In HIV and TB treatment, science supports human rights

The science is clear, HIV criminalization is abusive, discriminatory and counterproductive – The  destructiveness of HIV-specific laws that fueled stigma and discouraged diagnosis by criminalizing people […]

Tuberculosis

49th Union World Conference on Lung Health: 90 percent of participants in short-course XDR-TB regimen cured after six months

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – New results from the ongoing Nix-TB trial continue to confirm a short-course treatment regimen of bedaquiline – one of the two newest […]

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Vaccinations begin in new Zika prevention trial

A trial to test the safety of, and immune response prompted by, the latest candidate for a vaccine to protect against Zika virus infection has begun […]

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Medical tourism brings antibiotic-resistant infections home

So many lessons are offered in a recent communication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about antibiotic-resistant infections among patients returning to the […]