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Introduction

History

  • travel
  • eastern USA
  • southwestern USA
  • midwestern USA
  • international travel
  • exposure to animals
  • turtles & iguanas
  • food ingestion
  • whirlpools/hot tubs
  • gardening & peat moss exposure
  • hunting
  • sexual promiscuity

Management

Notes

  • after safety breaches involving anthrax & influenza at federal laboratories in 2014, the U.S. government is pausing funding for new "gain-of-function" studies involving influenza, SARS, & MERS [3]

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References

  1. Medical Knowledge Self Assessment Program (MKSAP) 11, 16. American College of Physicians, Philadelphia 1998, 2012
  2. Baron EJ et al A Guide to Utilization of the Microbiology Laboratory for Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: 2013 Recommendations by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Clin Infect Dis. July 10, 2013 <PubMed> PMID: [1] <Internet> [2]
  3. Office of Science and Technology Assessment. Oct. 17, 2014 Doing Diligence to Assess the Risks and Benefits of Life Sciences Gain-of-Function Research. [3]
  4. Choosing Wisely. Feb 23, 2015 Infectious Diseases Society of America Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question [4]
  5. Infectious Diseases (General): NIH Institute and Center Resources [5]
  6. Infections [6]

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