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Infectious Disease, Viral
A man presented with skin lesions his hand and finger a few weeks after sustaining a minor laceration while skinning slaughtered sheep.
A man presented with a painful rash that began on his left chest and spread to his left back. There are no lesions anywhere else on his body.
A 40-years-old woman presented with a four-day history of sore throat, dry cough, malaise, and myalgia. One day prior to presentation, she noted a rash on the inside of her mouth.
Zika virus has spread rapidly since the first report of local mosquito-borne transmission in early 2015. Get the latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Get the latest recommendations on diagnosis and treatment, and find out which children are eligible for immunoprophylaxis.
A man with HIV presented with fever and widespread, severely painful, pruritic vesicles and pustules.
Vector-borne diseases are an emerging concern in North America. West Nile virus, dengue, chikungunya, and Zika virus are of particular importance because of their potential to become a significant public health threat. Learn the characteristics of vector-borne diseases and treatment options.
Appropriate antibiotic prescribing is a quality-of-care issue; all clinicians have the responsibility to provide the right treatments to their patients while minimizing harm. Effective communication, public commitments, and delayed antibiotic prescriptions are evidence-based tools family physicians can use.
The reasons for antibiotic overprescribing are multifactorial, so efforts to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing should combine shared decision making, incentives, quality-control measures, and similar interventions designed to improve clinical practice.
Based on limited evidence on the persistence of Zika virus RNA in blood and semen, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its interim guidance on caring for reproductive-aged women who may have been exposed to the virus, including those who do not live in areas with active transmission.