Vidyya Medical News Service
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Volume 5 Issue 165 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 14-June-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 15-June-2003
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CDC recommends smallpox vaccination to protect persons exposed to monkeypox
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued interim guidance advising states that persons investigating monkeypox outbreaks and involved in caring for infected individuals or animals should receive a smallpox vaccination to protect against the possibility of contracting monkeypox.  more

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Interim Infection control and exposure management guidance in the health-care and community setting for patients with possible monkeypox virus infection
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has received reports of patients with a febrile rash illness who had direct or close contact with recently purchased ill prairie dogs or Gambian giant rats.  more

 


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Interim CDC guidance for use of smallpox vaccine, cidofovir, and vaccinia immune globulin (VIG) for prevention and treatment in the setting of an outbreak of monkeypox infections:
The following guidance on the use of smallpox vaccine, cidofovir, and vaccinia immune globulin (VIG) is provided by CDC for purposes of monkeypox outbreak control. In most instances, only limited data are available on which to directly base recommendations and thus the guidance is primarily based on expert opinion.  more

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Researchers find regular use of aspirin may lower risk of adult leukemia
Researchers from the Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota have found that adult women taking aspirin two or more times a week may lower their risk of adult leukemia by more than 50 percent. more

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Study points out that age, race and gender are strongly associated with the types and amounts of beverage choices made by children and adolescents
A new study of federal nutrition data by researchers at Virginia Tech's Center for Food and Nutrition Policy, points out that age, race and gender are strongly associated with the types and amounts of beverage choices made by children and adolescents, but there is no link between soda consumption and obesity. more

 
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