Risk factors associated with severe outcomes in adult hospitalized patients according to influenza type and subtype

By |2019-01-16T20:27:41+00:00January 16th, 2019|

Abstract Seasonal influenza is a cause of hospitalization, especially in people with underlying disease or extreme age, and its severity may differ depending on the types and subtypes of circulating viruses. We investigated the factors associated with ICU admission or death in hospitalized patients with severe laboratory-confirmed influenza according to the viral type and subtype. [...]

FDA restarts food inspections, mainly with furloughed workers

By |2019-01-16T20:26:39+00:00January 16th, 2019|

As the partial government shutdown stretches into its fourth week, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, said yesterday that inspections involving high-risk foods, such as cheese, dairy products, and some fresh produce, will restart as early as today. Read more at CIDRAP… See also: Jan 14 Gottlieb Twitter thread on food inspections [...]

DRC Ebola total climbs to 644 led by spike in Katwa cases

By |2019-01-15T20:18:16+00:00January 15th, 2019|

In daily updates over the past 4 days, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) health ministry reported 19 more Ebola cases in five locations, though most were from Katwa, one of the latest outbreak hot spots. Read more at CIDRAP Credit: CDC See also: Jan 11 DRC update Jan 12 DRC update Jan 13 DRC update Jan [...]