Joanne Cono, MD, ScM

CDC Zika Update: Joanne Cono, MD ScM Clinical Session

Zika Virus is in the news, people are concerned about this epidemic expanding through the U.S. protectorates and threatening the continental U.S. and Hawaii. We’re at the early stages of understanding this virus and there is much misinformation and uncertainty surrounding this new global pathogenic threat. While the anxiety is wide-spread, the Center for Disease […]

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cdc zika update, zika update

Zika: CDC updates clinicians on Zika Virus

Zika, already a problem in Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, should reach the mainland U.S. as seasonal temperatures climb and the mosquito responsible for transmission becomes active. To date, there have been 273 travel-associated cases of Zika in U.S. States, 19 are in pregnant women and six were sexually transmitted.  In the […]

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MRSA, gram-positive skin infections

MRSA: Antimicrobial Advances of Gram-Positive Skin Infections

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium which causes infections in different parts of the body. In the United States, MRSA accounts for an average of 59 percent of all emergency room admissions for patients with skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI). Although this percentage varies across the country, clearly attention must be given to […]

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mycoses, fungal infection, candida

The War Against Invasive Mycoses: Keeping Patients Safe

When we take a look at the 10 most significant invasive fungal infections worldwide, over 2 million cases are reported each year, with a startlingly high average mortality rate of 45%. This war against invasive mycoses demands an urgent need for efficient diagnostic tests and safe and effective new drugs and vaccines. In this CME […]

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