5 Interesting Facts About Measles

5 Interesting Facts About Measles

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5 Interesting Facts About Measles 1. Measles has been around for a long time. In the 9th century, a Persian doctor published one of the first written accounts of measles.…

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What is Ebola?

What is Ebola?

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What is Ebola? Ebola virus disease, formerly known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is often referred to by the general public as “Ebola”, which is a rare but often fatal illness…

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What is Antimicrobial Stewardship?

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Antimicrobial stewardship is a dedicated coordinated program designed to improve antibiotic use while optimizing treatment of infections and reducing adverse events associated with antibiotic use. Antimicrobial stewardship can help improve…

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Candida auris: the new superbug?

Candida auris: The New superbug?

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What is Candida auris? Candida auris is a drug-resistant fungus that is spreading across the United States. Candida auris can cause severe infections in the bloodstream, wounds, and even death(1).…

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Top 6 things to know about HIV

Top 6 Things to Know About HIV

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Where did HIV come from? Scientists have identified a subspecies of chimpanzees in Central Africa as the source of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in humans. They believe that the…

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We’re Now In The Post-Antibiotic Era

We’re Now In The Post-Antibiotic Era

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What is the “Post-Antibiotic Era”? The discovery of penicillin by Sir Alexander Fleming in 1928 began the modern era of antibiotics. Antibiotics were first prescribed to treat serious infections in…

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Is Polio making a comeback?

Is Polio Making a Comeback?

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According to the CDC, there have been 158 confirmed cases in 2018 (2 so far in Arizona) of a polio-like illness affecting mostly children. What is this mysterious illness? It’s…

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What You Don’t Know about Flesh-Eating Bacteria

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What is Flesh-Eating Bacteria? “Flesh-eating bacteria” or necrotizing fasciitis is an infection underneath the skin that can cause serious complications including loss of limbs or even death. Symptoms can develop…

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Top 5 Things to Know About Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Top 5 Things to Know About Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common complication of diabetes mellitus leading to hospitalization and the most common cause of non-traumatic lower extremity amputations4. Most cases are due to loss…

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The Record-Breaking Flu Season of 2017-2018

The Record-Breaking Flu Season of 2017-2018

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), early estimates indicate that more than 900,000 people were hospitalized and more than 80,000 people died from the flu last season. These…

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6 Things to Know About the Flu

6 Things to Know About the Flu

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With the flu season starting soon (usually around October 1st in Arizona) here are top 6 things to remember about the flu: 1. Anyone can get the flu. This even includes…

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