Results of a new analysis indicate that trichomoniasis disproportionately affects the black community. Data indicate that while the prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis infection was 0.03% and 0.8% among males and females of other races/ethnicities, the prevalence was significantly higher among black males and females at 4.2% and 8.9%, respectively.
Although air travel has been linked to transmission of respiratory infections, the actual risk of becoming infected during air travel is low. The risk is greatest, though, when seated within about two seats/rows of a contagious individual. Walking around the cabin increases risk.
Bites, whether dog, cat, or human, are a common reason for emergency department visits.This article reviews the complexities of different types of bites ED providers may encounter and issues regarding closure and antibiotic prophylaxis, in addition to vaccination concerns.