News from September 2014

September 12, 2014

From: Donald T. Allegra, MD, ID Consultant Re: Severe Respiratory Disease Associated With Enterovirus D68 You are probably all aware from news reports that a respiratory illness originating in the Midwest is now spreading rapidly and causing many hospital admissions in children and teenagers. This started on August 19, 2014 when CDC was notified of …

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September 12, 2014

From: Donald T. Allegra, MD, ID Consultant Re: Chikungunya (CHIKV) Virus Alert With all the headline news about the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, there has been very little press about a virus called Chikungunya (CHIKV) which is currently causing epidemics in many Caribbean countries. The virus first appeared in the French area of …

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