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Volume: 110, February 2017

Planning for the Next Epidemic

Neil J. Nusbaum, JD, MD

Abstract: Recent American public health concerns have included two emerging viral infection threats, zika and Ebola, and the recrudescence of the measles virus. Zika confirms the opinion that even when a disease vector, such as a mosquito, for a viral disease is well defined, it may...
Volume: 110, January 2017

Human Medicines Inappropriately Used in Animals Come at a Much Lower Cost

David S.H. Bell, MB

Abstract: To the Editor: A patient who presented with diarrhea was diagnosed as having inflammatory bowel disease. His gastroenterologist prescribed budesonide, a nonabsorbable glucocorticoid that was patented in 1965. A 1-month supply of the generic version of this drug was offered...
Volume: 109, December 2016

Perceptions of the Exercise Is Medicine Initiative in a Geographically Defined Deep South Population

Allison Nooe, MS, Rita Morgan, FNP-BC, M. Allison Ford, PhD, Paul D. Loprinzi, PhD

Abstract: Objectives: To examine the population’s perceptions of the Exercise Is Medicine (EiM) initiative, as well as factors that influence the accurate perception of the EiM. Methods: Participants (N = 179; 24 primary care advanced-level practitioners, 79 exercise science...
Volume: 109, November 2016

The 1918–1919 Influenza Pandemic and National Amnesia

Addeane S. Caelleigh

Abstract: Suppose that this year a dangerous, highly contagious disease sweeps across the world. One-fourth of the population catches it, and at least 200 million die in only a few months. In the United States alone, 80 million people become sick and 1.25 million die.1–3 Could it...
Volume: 109, November 2016

Best Zika Virus Detection: Saliva, Serum, or Urine?

Priyanga Jayakumar, MD, Kanwarjeet Brar, MD, Steven Lippmann, MD

Abstract: To the Editor: Zika, an arbovirus belonging to the family Flaviviridae, is similar to the arboviruses dengue and West Nile virus.1Zika virus infection in humans can be detected by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction testing (RT-PCR), the M-antibody capture...