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Respiratory Infections in Childhood Increased With Urbanized Living at Birth

Environmental factors, including breastfeeding and visible damp, are associated with risk for infections

Sputum Purulence Can Predict Outcomes in Bronchiectasis

Patients with more purulent sputum experience more exacerbations and more severe exacerbations

Mobile Device May ID Wound Infections Earlier

Device combines photography, infrared thermography, and bacterial fluorescence images

SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Infection Linked to Increased Risk for Reinfection

Reinfected seniors had lower serum neutralizing antibodies to ancestral, omicron BA.1 SARS-CoV-2 after initial omicron infection

FDA Approves RSV Vaccine for Pregnant Women to Help Protect Newborns

Abrysvo indicated to be given between 32 and 36 weeks of pregnancy to prevent lower respiratory tract disease caused by RSV in infants from birth through 6 months

Pediatricians’ Group Urges That All Infants Get New RSV Shot

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation applies to infants 19 months of age or younger

Most Infants With RSV-Related Critical Illness Born at Term

Risk for intubation higher for infants younger than 3 months, those born prematurely, publicly insured

CDC Recommends RSV Shot for All Infants

Vaccine has been shown to reduce the risk for both hospitalizations and health care visits for RSV in infants by about 80 percent

Leprosy on the Rise in Florida

But most people are not at risk for contracting the infection, also known as Hansen disease