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New resource guide to the Zika Virus Disease and North Carolina's readiness

< a href="https://library.ncahec.net/specialCollection?scID=1108">Resource Guide to the Zika Virus and North Carolina Readiness Zika Virus Disease is caused by a flavivirus that spreads to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. It can also be transmitted from a pregnant mother to her fetus during pregnancy or around the time of birth, and possibly through sexual contact. Zika Virus Disease is usually mild and short-term, with the most common symptoms being fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). 4 out of 5 of those infected do not experience noticeable symptoms, and very few become sick enough to go to the hospital. Very rare cases may result in Guillain-Barre syndrome or other serious outcomes. There have been recent reports of a serious birth defect of the brain called microcephaly (a condition in which a baby’s head and brain are significantly smaller than typical) and other poor pregnancy outcomes in babies of mothers who were infected with Zika virus early in pregnancy.

Please check out our guide for much important information about this virus and North Carolina's readiness


07/13/2016

Average price of medical journals?

Ever wondered overall about the price of medical journals? Well Library Journal has and every year they conduct a journals survey. In 2015 the average price for medical journals was $1,694 per title. Please visit the article Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On | Periodicals Price Survey 2015
In 2016 that increased to $1801 (a 6% increase) please read the 2016 survey
Fracking the Ecosystem | Periodicals Price Survey 2016
06/23/2016

Ebsco Heads-Up! Beginning in July 2017 (yes folks 2017) Ebsco will no longer support IE 8.0 OR 9.0

“Beginning in July 2017, [Ebsco] will no longer support Internet Explorer 8.0 or 9.0 due to security risks.To avoid any service interruptions, please make all recommended browser updates before July 2017.” Here are a couple of links to Ebsco support explaining minimum browser requirements. http://support.ebsco.com/support_news/detail.php?id=992&page=1 http://www.elabs10.com/functions/message_view.html?mid=4298555&mlid=191901&siteid=2010003005&uid=eb79ea2638 I know for many of you in hospitals, may have no control over your browser so I wanted to give you as much ahead notice as possible.
06/14/2016

The ADL now links to an Open Access diabetes journal, BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care

BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care "is a high-quality source for basic and clinical research regarding type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and associated complications. A rapid review process — and continuous online updates — ensure the publication of timely research."
04/12/2016