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EID Press Summaries for May

EID Press Summaries for May

EID Press Summaries for May

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Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal

Highlights: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 19, No. 5, (May 2013)

1.Targeting Surveillance for Zoonotic Virus Discovery Jordan Levinson, et al.


Of all the emerging infectious diseases of humans, almost 66 percent came from animals, and almost 75 percent of these are wild animals. These statistics are only for those diseases we know about. Many yet-unknown organisms, potentially harmful to humans, are lurking and sometimes causing illness in both wild and other animals.

2. Contaminated Ventilator Air Flow Sensor Linked to Bacillus cereus Colonization of Newborns, George Turabelidze et al.


Bacillus bacteria are found so commonly in the environment that sometimes finding them in medical specimens is considered routine and of no concern. However, certain types of these bacteria can cause serious, sometimes fatal, disease in newborns, especially those born prematurely.

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