“One Extra Serving of Bat Please, But Hold the Dressing. I’m On the Paleo Diet”

MMWR recently published a report of two Florida resident’s who got a generous extra portion of protein in their salad back in April 20171. The two Florida residents were consuming a bag of Fresh Express’ Organic Marketside Spring Mix when they happened to come across a dead bat carcass. They promptly contacted the Florida Department … More “One Extra Serving of Bat Please, But Hold the Dressing. I’m On the Paleo Diet”

New FDA Antibiotic Approval- meropenem-vaborbactam

  On August 29th  2017, the FDA approved meropenem-vaborbactam (Vabomere) for adults with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI). Vabomere is a fixed-dose combination of the carbapenem-class drug known as meropenem, along with the novel beta-lactamase inhibitor, vaborbactam. Vaborbactam is a potent inhibitor of KPC beta-lactamases, as well as other beta-lactamases (specifically CTX-M, SHV, TEM, P99, … More New FDA Antibiotic Approval- meropenem-vaborbactam

Influenza Season 2017-2018

In the United States, influenza viruses circulate seasonally, beginning in October and trailing off in April, with the bulk of infections occurring during the winter months.  Both Influenza A and B viruses can cause an acute respiratory illness. Symptoms of uncomplicated influenza include abrupt-onset fever, headache, and malaise accompanied by respiratory manifestations such as a … More Influenza Season 2017-2018

Flood Related Case 3

Our sympathies go out to the populations affected by the unfortunate climate events in Texas, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Yemen and Niger. In the coming days, it will be important for the medical community and public health officials to stay vigilant to potential infectious disease complications associated with these natural disasters. The next few cases highlight … More Flood Related Case 3

Flood Related Case 2

Our sympathies go out to the populations affected by the unfortunate climate events in Texas, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Yemen and Niger. In the coming days, it will be important for the medical community and public health officials to stay vigilant to potential infectious disease complications associated with these natural disasters. The next few cases highlight … More Flood Related Case 2

Flood Related Case 1

  Our sympathies go out to the populations affected by the unfortunate climate events in Texas, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Yemen and Niger. In the coming days, it will be important for the medical community and public health officials to stay vigilant to potential infectious disease complications associated with these natural disasters. The next few cases … More Flood Related Case 1