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Results published in the New England Journal of Medicine show the adenovirus was a common finding among nine pediatric hepatitis cases found in Alabama from October 2021 to February 2022. While adenovirus was identified in the blood of all nine hepatitis cases, causation has not been proved, and the role of adenovirus infection itself in this outbreak remains unclear.  

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Based on information out of UAB and the ADPH, the CDC issued a health alert encouraging providers presented with pediatric patients with hepatitis of an unknown origin to screen for the adenovirus-41 strain.
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UAB will partner with the Alabama Department of Public Health, Alabama State Department of Education and local school districts to conduct individualized COVID-19 testing plans. The testing is free, voluntary and safe.

Pediatric infectious diseases expert discusses the Centers for Disease Control’s in-person learning guidelines for the 2021 school year.
Researchers have hired local community health care workers to collect samples from children for testing — and will provide treatment — if it is found that children living in several Alabama Black Belt counties are infected with hookworm, and related intestinal infections.
A prestigious U54 grant from the NIH will help pediatric infectious disease investigators study rare viral infections.
Vaccines are scientifically proven to save lives and prevent major outbreaks of highly infectious diseases among large populations in a safe and effective way.
David Kimberlin, M.D., vice chair of Pediatrics and co-director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, is a physician at Children’s of Alabama. He is the editor of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Red Book, which establishes which vaccines should be given, when and to whom.
David Kimberlin, M.D., has received a prestigious award and $100,000 grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities for accomplishments in pediatric medicine and infectious disease control.
The NIH recently awarded UAB $11.5 million to support studies that will assess treatment of babies born with congenital cytomegalovirus but no symptoms, and frequency of neonatal herpes infections in the United States and Peru.
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