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The Infectious Diseases Newsletter is produced by Infectious Disease Physicians at All Children's Hospital. The newsletter features current news and events.



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 December 2011
  • Please Take Our Brief Reader Survey
  • Influenza Immunization for the 2011-2012 Season
  • Personal Belief Exemptions for Immunizations
  • Immunization Action Coalition
  • Should Acyclovir Be A Routine Part of Empiric Therapy in "The Rule-Out Sepsis" Workup?
  • Infections Due to Extended-Spectrum ß-lactamase (ESBL)-Producing Organisms
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of RSV Infection
  • Grand Rounds: Archived Infectious Disease Webcasts
  • Infectious Disease Newsletter Feedback
 March/April 2011
  • Take Part in Our Vaccine Survey 
  • Immunization Action Coalition 
  • Short vs Long Term Therapy For Acute Osteomyelitis 
  • Under the Radar, But Completely Amazing! 
  • Vapor Rub and the Common Cold 
  • Group Child Care and Rate of Infections in the Short and Long Term 
  • Yet Another Reason to Get Your Flu Shot 
  • Human Paragonimiasis associated with raw/undercooked crawfish 
  • Sustained protection against rotavirus from Pentavalent rotavirus vaccine 
  • Future treatment for C. difficile Infection 
  • Curry for the Prevention of C. difficile...Infection 
  • Normal Cerebrospinal Fluid Values in Febrile Infants without Meningitis 
  • Viral Gastroenteritis in Pediatrics 
  • Suspected Herpes Zoster in Vaccinated Children 
  • New ACIP Recommendations for Immunization with Quadrivalent Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV) for Persons with Specific Immunodeficiencies and Routine Booster Dose of MCV for Adolescents 
  • Morbidity and Mortality due to Foodborne Pathogens in the US 
  • Grand Rounds: Archived Infectious Disease Webcasts 
  • Infectious Disease Newsletter Feedback
 January/February 2011
  • Take Part in Our Vaccine Survey 
  • Upcoming Vaccine Conference 
  • Grand Rounds of ID Interest 
  • Treating 2010-2011 Influenza 
  • Influenza Vaccine and Pregnancy 
  • A New IV cephalosporin 
  • Recurrent Clostridium difficile Enteritis 
  • The Coughing Adult or Adolescent 
  • Tropheryma whipplei: Is it a Pediatric Disease? 
  • The Common Cold is "Common" and May Last Longer Than Expected 
  • Vibrio mimicus Infection Associated with Crayfish Consumption 
  • Fluoroquinolone Use in Pediatrics: Use, but Don't Abuse 
  • Probiotics Safety and the FDA 
  • "Did You Have Flu Last Week?" 
  • Alcohol Hand Sanitizer Actually Works. Don't Make Fun of Mom! 
  • Tdap Boosters on the Horizon? 
  • Hepatitis E in the Industrialized World 
  • Preventing Neonatal Herpes Infection 
  • Preventing Recurrent Herpes in Infants 
  • HPV Association with the Rising Incidence of Oropharyngeal Cancers
  • Infectious Disease Newsletter Feedback
 October/November 2010
  • Take Part in Our Vaccine Survey
  • Influenza Season 2010-2011
  • A Short Guide to the ACIP/CDC Infuenza Vaccine Recommendations for the 2010-2011 Influenza Season
  • Vaccinations in the First Year of Life and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes
  • Clinical Vignette
  • Number of Immunogenic Proteins and Polysaccharides in Vaccines 1900-2000
  • Early Warning of Maternal Measles Antibody.
  • Pertussis Revisited
  • Pertussis and Healthcare Workers
  • Cervical Mycobacterial Lymphadenitis in Pediatrics
  • Parvovirus and Petechial Rash
  • Dengue Fever Comes to Florida
  • CDC Recommendations for Dengue
  • Treatment Options for Staphylococcal Osteomyelitis
  • New Guidelines for Children with Cochlear Implants
  • New Clinical Report on Head Lice
  • Subscribe to Needle Tips
  • Infectious Disease Newsletter Feedback
 May 2010
  • Norovirus on a Plane!
  • How to Clean Noroviruses
  • Take Part in Our Vaccine Survey
  • Rabies in Solid Organ Transplant Patients
  • Leptospirosis in Florida Adventure Racers
  • Seroprevalence of HSV Types 1 and 2
  • Imported Marburg Virus in Colorado
  • What's on the Horizon for RSV?
  • How Long is a Person with 2009 novel H1N1 influenza A Contagious?
  • Invasive S. pyogenes infection
  • Q Fever Alert
  • Infectious Disease Newsletter Feedback
  • Opportunity for Current Vaccine Information
 April 2010
  • Is That Conjunctivitis Bacterial or Viral?
  • Prophylactic Penicillin for Sickle Cell Patients
  • HSP triggered by Helicobacter pylori
  • Take Part in Our Vaccine Survey
  • Once-Daily Dosing (ODD) of Gentamicin
  • Evaluation of Inpatient Admissions and Potential Antimicrobial and Analgesic Errors in Overweight Children
  • Can Deer Ticks Transmit Bartonella henselae?
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Facts in the US and Florida and the TB Genotyping Information Management System
  • Screening Newborns for Congenital CMV Infection
  • Infectious Disease Newsletter Feedback
  • ID Clinic Begins at All Children's Specialty Care of Ft. Myers
 March 2010
  • Malaria Acquired in Haiti - 2010
  • Do Parents Remain Concerned about Vaccine Safety? 
  • Dealing with Parental Refusal to Vaccinate 
  • Take Part in Our Vaccine Survey 
  • Vaccine and Influenza Resource Links 
  • Oseltamivir Safety in Children < 12 Months of Age for Treatment of Influenza 
  • Risk Factors for the Development of Herpes Zoster Following Varicella Vaccine 
  • Are We Following Recommendations for Newborns Exposed to HbsAg-Positive Mothers? 
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in Pediatric Infectious Disease Practice 
  • Domestic Medical Screening for Haitian Orphan Parolees 
  • Perinatal HIV-1 Infected Children Born to Low Risk Mothers Who Tested Antibody Negative During Pregnancy 
  • Infectious Disease Newsletter Feedback 
  • What is the Value of Commercial Influenza Assays for Detecting Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) in Pediatrics?
 February 2010
  • Take Part in Our Vaccine Survey
  • Autism and MMR: Retraction of Wakefield's Case Series of Ileal-Lymphoid-Nodular Hyperplasia, Non-Specific Colitis, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder in Children
  • Neisseria meningitidis
  • Can Toys Spread Disease?
  • Fever, Chills, Sweats, Splenomegaly and Severe Anemia in a Returned Traveler
  • Travel Medicine
  • Vaccine Legislation in Florida
  • Refrain from Antibiotics when you can... it's only a Cold!
  • Infectious Disease Newsletter Feedback
  • Moraxella catarrhalis Otitis Media
 January 2010
  • New therapies for Clostridium difficile Infection 
  • Ataxia and Ptosis... Where is the tick? 
  • Not Your Everyday Cause of Arthritis!!! 
  • Characteristics of Influenza Infection in Young Infants 
  • Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Associated with Aquatic Frogs 
  • Public Health Threat of New, Reemerging, and Neglected Zoonoses in the Industrialized World 
  • EBV infection and Hyperuricemia 
  • Etiologic Diagnosis of Infectious Encephalitis
 December 2009
  • H1N1 Flu Vaccine Age Indications
  • Mumps Outbreak on East Coast
  • Remember Pneumococcal Vaccines
  • What Would You Do?
  • Surgical Masks vs. N95 Respirators: Which are the best protection against Influenza ?
  • What in the World Is Acanthocephaliasis?
  • Update from the Infectious Disease Society America Meeting (Philadelphia, Oct 29-Nov 1, 2009)
  • Infectious Disease Newsletter Feedback
  • Gardasil for Boys, too!
  • What ISN'T good about exercise?
 November 2009
  • Update on Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccines 
  • Novel H1N1 2009 Influenca Question 
  • Florida Flu Hotline 
  • 2009 H1N1 Flu Situation Update 
  • Nothing to Fear by the Flu Itself 
  • Human Parechovirus 
  • Kawasaki Disease: Clinical Pearls 
  • Are Steroids Safe for Kawasaki Disease 
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and a Potential Viral Cause 
  • Bacterial Coinfections in Lung Tissue Specimens from Fetal Cases of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) 
  • Influenza-Associated Pediatric Mortality and Hospitalizations 
  • Infectious Disease Newsletter Feedback 
  • Fluconazole Dosing in Young Infants 
  • Ontario's Experience with Universal Influenza Vaccines 
  • Cat-Scratch Disease Update
 September 2009
  • 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Update
  • Pediatric Deaths Associated with 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infection
  • Oseltamivir-Resistant Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infection
  • Clinical Pearl: Do not forget about deep soft tissue infections caused by S. pyogenes in the era of CA-MRSA!
  • Acute Otitis Media: Why is Amoxicillin Failing Against Susceptible Strains?
  • National Shortage of Erythromycin Ophthalmic Ointment for Newborn Prophylaxis of Ophthalmia Neonatorum
  • Human Papillomavirus Vaccine: Post Licensure Safety Data
  • An Update on Evidence- Based Clinical Practice Guidelines Immunization Programs for Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Adults
 August 2009
  • Novel H1N1 (Swine) Flu Update
  • Reinstatement of H. influenzae type B (Hib) Booster Dose
  • Updates (2009) to the 2003 Recommendations from the AAP Regarding the Use of Palivizumab for RSV
  • Bitten By A Bat? Have We Got Good News For You!
  • Reducing Complication Rates Associated with Pediatric Outpatient IV Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT)
  • Adverse Drug Events (ADE) in Children Receiving Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotics (OPAT) for Osteomyelitis
  • Perinatal Hepatitis B Virus Vaccine-Why It Is STILL a Good Idea
  • Hepatitis E Infection in the United States
  • Clinical Pearls: Do not Forget Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Infection Presenting as Pneumonia
  • Our New and Improved Infectious Disease Newsletter
  • Tune in to upcoming Grand Rounds ID topics
  • Infectious Disease Recommendations for International Travel
  • Genetic Predisposition to Infectious Disease Based on Blood Group
 June 2009
  • Rotavirus 2009
  • Decline in Cases of Hepatitis A and B in the United States
  • Staphylococcus aureus (SA) Community-Acquired Pneumonia and the Use of Antiviral Agents for Influenza
  • Unilateral Eye Swelling... Is it Really an Infection?
  • Mumps in Japan with a High Incidence of Hearing Loss
  • Update from Pediatric Academic Society (PAS) Meeting May 2009
  • False-Positive Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Test in a Recently Vaccinated Infant
  • Our New and Improved Infectious Disease Newsletter
  • Tune in to upcoming Grand Rounds ID topics
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Telephone Consult Experience
 May 2009
  • Do febrile infants with bronchiolitis get severe bacterial infections? 
  • Maternal Flu Immunization 
  • Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism 
  • Suggestions for Addressing Vaccine Refusals 
  • What do we know about the effectiveness of various regimens for decolonization of MRSA in adults and children 
  • Discordance Between Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Colonization and Skin Infections in Children 
  • Another large multistate Salmonella outbreak 
  • Advice to your patients on preventing infection with Salmonella 
  • H1N1 Swine Influenza 
  • A New Virus for Italy 
  • Accelerated Pertussis Immunization of Infants 
  • Anti-Vaccinationists (Not a New Phenomenon) 
  • A Demonstration Against Vaccination 
  • New Pattern of Influenza Virus Resistance

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