Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases Journal Articles

 
 
  • Preparing for Mosquito-Borne Transmission of Zika Virus: US As mosquito season rapidly approaches, the CDC is ramping up preparation for the anticipated emergence of mosquito-borne transmission of Zika virus in the US.
  • Leveling of Tuberculosis Incidence -- US, 2013-2015 After 2 decades of declining incidence, progress toward TB elimination in the United States appears to have stalled. What needs to be done to meet elimination goals?
  • Infection Control Strategies to Prevent TB -- Nigeria, 2015 The success of a pilot CDC program in Nigeria, focused on training health care workers and identifying TB infection control gaps in the healthcare setting, could have global implications.
  • Update: Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus Revised guidelines for reducing the risk for sexual transmission of Zika virus includes time intervals after travel to areas with active Zika virus transmission or after confirmed Zika infection.
  • Zika: Where It's Been, Where It Is Going, and How to Stop It Learn the epidemiological history of the Zika virus in this brief overview. Has its genome evolved since its initial discovery?
  • Update: Caring for Women With Possible Zika Virus Exposure Updated guidance for U.S. health care providers now includes recommendations on counseling women and men with possible Zika virus exposure who are interested in conceiving.
  • Elevated CA125: A Diagnostic Pointer Toward Tuberculosis? What was the cause of the elevated CA 125 level in this male presenting with pleural effusion and persistent cough?
  • Revision to CDC's Zika Travel Notices: High Elevation Travel With this revision, CDC recommends that women who are pregnant should postpone travel to Zika-endemic areas that are at elevations <2,000 m above sea level; higher altitudes should be low risk.
  • Zika Transmission Through Sexual Contact With Travelers What are the recommended strategies to help prevent the sexual transmission of Zika virus?
  • Travel-Associated Zika Virus Cases Among U.S. Residents During January-February 2016, a total of 116 residents of U.S. had laboratory evidence of recent Zika virus infection. What symptoms should raise a red flag in recent travelers to endemic areas?
  • Zika and You What can you, as a health care professional, do to manage the risk of Zika virus infection?
  • Zika Virus Infection Among U.S. Pregnant Travelers Find out how Zika virus infection has affected U.S. pregnant women who have traveled to areas with active Zika transmission.
  • Intubating Ebola Patients Video-assisted laryngoscopy is preferred over the direct method for intubating an Ebola patient while wearing personal protective equipment.
  • Ebola Virus Response During a Mass Displacement Event A flooding disaster in Sierra Leone displaced thousands during an Ebola outbreak. Find out about the response efforts during this public health emergency.
  • History, Epidemiology, and Clinical Manifestations of Zika This review discusses the epidemiological characteristics of Zika virus outbreaks across the world, beginning with the first human infection in 1952. What are the prospects for containment?
  • Microcephaly in Infants in Areas With Confirmed Zika Virus This report details the evidence linking the occurrence of febrile illness consistent with Zika virus disease during the first trimester of pregnancy with increased birth prevalence of microcephaly.
  • The Epidemic of Zika Virus-Related Microcephaly in Brazil This report traces the timeline of the Zika outbreak in Brazil, and examines the evidence for a causal link with the increase in the number of newborns with microcephaly.
  • Nosocomial Outbreak of MERS in a Tertiary Care Hospital A large MERS outbreak occurred in a major tertiary-care hospital after a suspected MERS case presented to the ED. Could this outbreak have been prevented?
  • Characteristics of Leptospirosis With SIRS This study demonstrates that in evaluating a patient with SIRS, the clinical and laboratory findings of leptospirosis may be similar to those of sepsis due to other infectious agents.
  • Ethical Aspects of Malaria Control and Research There are many major ethical issues surrounding the control and elimination of malaria. How do we combat these issues and the disease itself?
 
 
 
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