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Global Aspects Of Infectious Disease, New Facts For Physicians About Depression, New Use For Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin

Proceed To Article Depression In Children And Adolescents: A Fact Sheet For Physicians
Depressive disorders, which include major depressive disorder (unipolar depression), dysthymic disorder (chronic, mild depression), and bipolar disorder (manic-depression), can have far reaching effects on the functioning and adjustment of young people. More...

Proceed To Article Communicating The Threat Of Emerging Infections To The Public
Communication theory and techniques, aided by the electronic revolution, provide new opportunities and challenges for the effective transfer of laboratory, epidemiologic, surveillance, and other public health data to the public who funds them. More...

Proceed To Article FDA Approves New Uses For Fragmin Anti-Clotting Agent
The US Food and drug administration (FDA) has approved new dosing applications for Fragmin (dalteparin sodium injection). Fragmin can now be used as post-operative once-daily dosing for the prevention of deep vein thrombosis following hip replacement surgery. More...

Proceed To Article Rare Outbreaks - Arenavirus In California And The Netherlands
California health officials have linked three recent unexplained deaths to a rare virus, normally carried by rodents, that has almost never before infected humans in North America. One week prior to the California cases, a 48 year-old surgeon who was infected with Lassa fever virus while working in Kenema, Sierra Leone died while undergoing treatment. More...

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From The Arenavirus Family Of Viruses - Lassa Fever (Fact Sheet)
Lassa fever is an acute viral illness of one to four weeks duration caused by Lassa virus, a member of the arenavirus family of viruses. The disease was first described in the 1950s, although the virus was not isolated until 1969. Consequences range widely in severity, from asymptomatic infection without illness to extremely severe illness which may have a fatal outcome More...

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