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Friday, December 19, 2014
By Adam Hochron
The US Food and Drug Administration has announced the approval of a new combination treatment for hepatitis C virus.
Friday, December 19, 2014
The flu is starting to tighten its grip on much of the United States, particularly in the South and Midwest, according to a report published in the Dec. 19 issue of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Half of US states are poorly prepared to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. That was the main conclusion of a report issued jointly by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Traveling through the same US airport gate, one infected passenger transmitted the measles virus to 3 others within a 4-hour time span, illustrating just how easily the virus can spread. These findings were reported in the Dec. 19 issue of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Friday, December 19, 2014
A high-dose influenza vaccine produces a stronger immune response than the standard vaccine in frail seniors under care in nursing homes, according to a new study published online Dec. 17 in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
By Catherine Kolonko
Hepatitis C does not contribute to mental impairment in patients who are coinfected with HIV when there is an absence of substantial liver damage, according to a study published online in the journal Neurology.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
A new system designed to reduce pathogens in donated blood plasma and reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted infections has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
A Texas infant has died from Legionnaires' disease after being born in a whirlpool tub. The report of the infant's death appears in the January 2015 issue of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
A screening test has identified more than 50 U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved medications that could be helpful in treating people with Ebola, researchers report. The study was published online Dec. 17 in Emerging Microbes and Infections.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The number of cases of syphilis in the United States jumped 10% from 2012 to 2013, with gay and bisexual men accounting for 75% of the increase, US health officials reported Tuesday.
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