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The Emerging Zika Pandemic: Enhancing Preparedness
Daniel R. Lucey, MD, MPH; Lawrence O. Gostin, JD
JAMA. Published online January 27, 2016.
The Zika virus (ZIKV), a flavivirus related to yellow fever, dengue, West Nile, and Japanese encephalitis, originated in the Zika forest in Uganda and was discovered in a rhesus monkey in 1947. The disease now has explosive pandemic potential, with outbreaks in Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Americas. Since Brazil reported Zika virus in May 2015, infections have occurred in at least 20 countries in the Americas. Puerto Rico reported the first locally transmitted infection in December 2015, but Zika is likely to spread to the United States. The Aedes species mosquito ... that transmits Zika virus ... occurs worldwide, posing a high risk for global transmission. Modeling anticipates significant international spread by travelers from Brazil to the rest of the Americas, Europe, and Asia. What steps are required now to shore up preparedness in the Americas and worldwide? (from journal web site)
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Comparison of Site of Death, Health Care Utilization, and Hospital Expenditures for Patients Dying With Cancer in 7 Developed Countries
Justin E. Bekelman, MD; Scott D. Halpern, MD, PhD; Carl Rudolf Blankart, PhD; Julie P. Bynum, MD, MPH; Joachim Cohen, MSc, PhD; Robert Fowler, MDCM, MS(Epi); Stein Kaasa, MD, PhD; Lukas Kwietniewski, MSc; Hans Olav Melberg, PhD; Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen, PhD; Mariska Oosterveld-Vlug, PhD; Andrew Pring, MSc; Jonas Schreyƶgg, PhD; Connie M. Ulrich, PhD, RN; Julia Verne, MBBS, PhD; Hannah Wunsch, MD, MSc; Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD; for the International Consortium for End-of-Life Research (ICELR)
JAMA; 2016; volume 315 (issue 3): pages 272-283
... Among patients older than 65 years who died with cancer in 7 developed countries in 2010, end-of-life care was more hospital-centric in Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, and Norway than in the Netherlands or the United States. Hospital expenditures near the end of life were higher in the United States, Norway, and Canada, intermediate in Germany and Belgium, and lower in the Netherlands and England. However, intensive care unit admissions were more than twice as common in the United States as in other countries. (from journal web site)
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