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Posts Tagged ‘Infectious diseases’

Dynasty: Influenza Virus in 1918 and Today, June 29, 2009 News Release – National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Posted by iskanbasal on July 4, 2009

This is a very interesting release from the NIH about flu virus:

“The influenza virus that wreaked worldwide havoc in 1918-1919 founded a viral dynasty that persists to this day, according to scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. In an article published online on June 29 by the New England Journal of Medicine, authors Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Jeffery K. Taubenberger, M.D., Ph.D., and David M. Morens, M.D., argue that we have lived in an influenza pandemic era since 1918, and they describe how the novel 2009 H1N1 virus now circling the globe is yet another manifestation of this enduring viral family”.

Dynasty: Influenza Virus in 1918 and Today, June 29, 2009 News Release – National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Superbugs

Posted by iskanbasal on August 5, 2008

This is an interested isuue discussed at the NewYorker:

“In August, 2000, Dr. Roger Wetherbee, an infectious-disease expert at New York University’s Tisch Hospital, received a disturbing call from the hospital’s microbiology laboratory. At the time, Wetherbee was in charge of handling outbreaks of dangerous microbes in the hospital, and the laboratory had isolated a bacterium called Klebsiella pneumoniae from a patient in an intensive-care unit. “It was literally resistant to every meaningful antibiotic that we had,” Wetherbee recalled recently. The microbe was sensitive only to a drug called colistin, which had been developed decades earlier and largely abandoned as a systemic treatment, because it can severely damage the kidneys…….”

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HIV Medicine 2007

Posted by iskanbasal on December 21, 2007

HIV Medicine is the 15th edition of a medical textbook that provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the treatment of HIV infection (818 pages ) .

This is the source link. A free download.

And the Flying publisher for free medical information

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