A good economy made us complacent. The infectious pandemic and the economic catastrophe it wrought underscore our broken U.S. ... We were not prepared for the pandemic the infectious disease and public health professionals knew would come someday.
The CDC reported the first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the United States. The patient is a health care worker who fl...
The correct answer is B. Begin ciprofloxacin. This question can be found in MKSAP 17 in the Infectious Disease section, item 20. ... Because this patient does not have systemic disease, doxycycline, imipenem, and rifampin are not necessary.
Imp. He said opportunities to provide that understanding in medical school exist during the preclinical curriculum (e.g., the infectious disease block, required courses in internal medicine) and the clinical curriculum ... practices), and the presence of
Daniel J. Diekema, MD, FACP, practices infectious diseases, clinical microbiology, and hospital epidemiology in Iowa City, Iowa, splitting time between seeing patients with infectious diseases, diagnosing infections in the microbiology laboratory,
Infectious diseases subspecialist Sonali Advani, MBBS, MPH, discovered both benefits and challenges of masking early in the pandemic. ... The authors of that paper will get no argument from Michael Edmond, MD, FACP, a professor of infectious diseases and
As I write this, the World Health Organization is scrambling to catch up with the global proliferation of this emerging infectious disease, and poised to declare a public health emergency. ... That likely makes it a zoonosis at the start, a disease
Causal opacity. Medicine as a science is predicated on causality. We seek to understand the causes of disease.
The World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, non-governmental groups like MSF, no group has anything close to the logistical capability of the military to quickly deploy ... I realize that the military is not designed
The virus was getting closer and more personal. Even so, despite our public health officials' and infectious disease specialists' numerous pleas for months to wear masks and socially distance ourselves, people ... We are learning the lessons of the