Question of the Day

Question of the Day – Wednesday September 27, 2017

Question: Q fever is a CDC Category B terrorism threat agent because it is are moderately easy to disseminate; may result in moderate morbidity rates and low mortality rates; and requires specific enhancements of CDC’s diagnostic capacity and enhanced disease surveillance. What is the source for this infection in most cases?

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Question of the Day Friday September 22, 2017

Question: The clinical triad of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute renal injury characterizes the hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). HUS is the leading cause for acute kidney injury in the pediatric population. The majority of HUS cases develop following a gastrointestinal infection with Escherichia coli O157. Which toxin, produced by this bacterium, is the putative toxin in the development of HUS?

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