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Proceed To Article Disease Of The Week
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, degenerative brain disease. Since the mechanisms of infection for CJD are poorly understood, there is no treatment or cure. Most patients die within one year of the development of symptoms. More...

Proceed To Article JAMA Highlights
A study that might make you say, "You needed a study to prove that?" appears in the 26-April-2000 issue of JAMA. Apparently women who eat a high-quality diet live longer. Also, old hemodialyzers are linked with some pretty nasty side effects. Plus, a campaign urging mothers to put their babies to sleep on their backs is considered a success. You'll find it all in JAMA Highlights.

Proceed To Article Infectious Disease Warnings
Emerging infectious diseases are winning the battle against public health officials. Today's New England Journal of Medicine contains four very different articles regarding infectious outbreaks around the world. An accompanying editorial surmises that global public health attitudes are going to have to change. Read a summary of the issue or link to the abstracts.
Proceed To Article Disease In The Global Village
Emerging infectious diseases and the growth of information technology have produced new demands for disease surveillance and response. Increasing numbers of outbreak reports must be assessed rapidly so that control efforts can be initiated. The World Health Organization has set up a process for timely outbreak verification to convert large amounts of data into accurate information for suitable action. More...

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