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Latest Infectious Disease News

4 Questions Patients Are Asking About the Zika Virus

The general population, in particular pregnant women and those planning a pregnancy, is becoming increasingly concerned about the possibility of the Zika virus spreading northward into the United States. Many […]

China Bans Travel in Wuhan, Four Nearby Cities

The city of Wuhan was closed off Thursday by Chinese officials in an attempt to stem the spread of a coronavirus that has sickened more than 570 people and killed at least 17.

Human-to-Human Transmission of Chinese Coronavirus Confirmed

The leader of a Chinese government team of experts announced Monday that human-to-human transmission of a new coronavirus has been confirmed, the Associated Press reported.

ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care

The Affordable Care Act has reduced disparities in access to health care among black, Hispanic, and white adults, according to a January data brief released by the Commonwealth Fund.

Risk for Blood Clots Increased With PICC Placement in Children

Central venous catheter placement with peripherally inserted central catheters in children is associated with increased risks for venous thromboembolism, central line-associated bloodstream infection, and central venous catheter malfunction, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Blood.