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Since March 10, 2014, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone have experienced the largest known Ebola virus disease (Ebola) epidemic with approximately 13,000 persons infected as of October 28, 2014. Before September 25, 2014, only four patients with Ebola had been treated in the United States; all of these patients had been diagnosed in West Africa and… (More)
SETTING Tertiary level tuberculosis (TB) institute in Delhi, India. OBJECTIVE To study the risk factors for new pulmonary TB (PTB) patients failing treatment. DESIGN Prospective case-control study. The profile of new PTB patients failing treatment (i.e., sputum smear-positive at 5 months of treatment) and responders under the Revised National… (More)
Over the past decade, most US states and territories began mandating that acute care hospitals report health care-associated infections (HAIs) to their departments of health. Trends in state HAI law enactment and data submission requirements were determined through systematic legal review; state HAI coordinators were contacted to confirm collected data. As… (More)
BACKGROUND Following hospitalization of the first patient with Ebola virus disease diagnosed in the United States on 28 September 2014, contact tracing methods for Ebola were implemented. OBJECTIVE To identify, risk-stratify, and monitor contacts of patients with Ebola. DESIGN Descriptive investigation. SETTING Dallas County, Texas, September to… (More)
Fluoroquinolones can cause adverse neuropsychiatric side effects, which are more common in older age. We present three cases of levofloxacin-induced acute anxiety and insomnia in young adults. In all the cases, discontinuation of levofloxacin immediately lead to remission.