December 1, 2022
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Pneumococcal meningitis remains a deadly disease, with a case fatality rate among adults that is still above 20%, and also with permanent neurological sequelae in a substantial minority of survivors.
Hepatitis C is the most common viral hepatitis leading to chronic liver disease. Most patients with antibodies to hepatitis C do not develop liver disease even with positive RNA viral levels.
The mean age of attainment of menopause in American women51 yearshas not meaningfully changed over more than a century. During late reproductive life, pregnancy has more adverse consequences than in younger women.
In This Issue: Shingles vaccine added to CDC list of vaccines for adults 60 and older; CDC recommends Tdap for postpartum women; new study suggests sequential therapy with antibiotics for H. pylori may be more effective than standard therapy; FDA Actions.