Vidyya Medical News Service
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Volume 5 Issue 195 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 14-July-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 15-July-2003
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Update: Cardiac and other adverse events following civilian smallpox vaccination --- United States, 2003
This report updates information on vaccine-associated adverse events among civilians vaccinated since the beginning of the program and among contacts of vaccinees, received by CDC from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) as of June 20.  more

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11 July CDC Update: Multistate outbreak of monkeypox --- Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin, 2003
This report updates results of the epidemiologic investigation, provides information on the use of smallpox vaccine during the outbreak, and summarizes the animal tracing activities to identify the origin and subsequent distribution of infected animals. more

 


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West Nile virus activity --- United States, July 3--9, 2003
This report summarizes West Nile virus (WNV) surveillance data reported to CDC through ArboNET as of 8 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time, July 9, 2003.  more

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Exposure to cadmium may be a direct risk factor for developing breast cancer
For the first time, there is scientific evidence that exposure to cadmium, a naturally occurring metal, may be a direct risk factor for developing breast cancer in a woman and her unborn baby.  more

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15-year-old drug could have a promising new role in the treatment of rectal cancer
Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center are reporting how a 15-year-old drug could have a promising new role in the treatment of rectal cancer.  more

 
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