Tag Archives: Viral

Viral suppression key to preventing mother-to-child transmission, but food insecurity, TB and STIs may also be risk factors

Reducing maternal viral load during pregnancy is the most important factor in preventing mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV, results of a large study published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal confirm. Other risk factors for MTCT included insufficient food, a recent sexually transmitted infection (STI) and a history of diseases associated with immune suppression. The… Read More »

6 kids dead, 12 sickened in viral outbreak at New Jersey pediatric center

An outbreak of a viral illness has killed six pediatric patients and sickened 12 others at a New Jersey rehabilitation facility as health officials continue to investigate the cause. The Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, located in Haskell, has been instructed by the state’s health department not to admit any new patients until the… Read More »