Infectious Disease
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Zika: Will the Olympic Games Go On?
Rapidly mounting public health concerns about the spread of Zika virus have physicians debating whether the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil should be canceled.
New analysis of data from longitudinal cohorts finds that psoriatic arthritis patients were more than 50% more likely than those with psoriasis but no arthritis to develop infection. It also provides further evidence that biologic medications are also a risk factor for infection.
The European Commission has approved expanded use of a Bristol-Myers Squibb hepatitis C drug to include patient populations with decompensated cirrhosis, HIV-1 coinfection and post-liver transplant recurrence of the virus.
The Zika virus has been making headlines, and now there are reports of multiple diagnoses in Florida, prompting calls for emergency.
Heads up Broncos and Panthers fans! You might want to load up on the vitamin C and hand sanitizer.
It’s been suspected that the Zika virus can be transmitted through sexual contact, and evidence has emerged that has verified this as a possible disease route.
It was only yesterday that the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the Zika virus is an international public health emergency. Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccine division of Sanofi, announced today that it has launched a vaccine development effort.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging dialysis providers to assess and improve infection control practices, in part because the agency has received an increased number of reports of newly acquired HCV infection among patients undergoing hemodialysis.
It’s not just another rare mosquito-borne illness. The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for an international response as the Zika virus outbreak has become a public health emergency.

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