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Two-dose chickenpox vaccination program reduces US outbreaks by 78%

August 3, 2015

A routine two-dose varicella vaccination program launched in 2007 has drastically reduced the number of chickenpox outbreaks in the United States, a recent study reported.

“Although varicella outbreaks have declined during the two-dose varicella era, they continue to pose a challenge to manage and control,” Jessica Leung, MPH, of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at CDC, and colleagues wrote. “Ongoing surveillance is important to continue monitoring the impact of the varicella vaccination program and the epidemiology of varicella outbreaks to better target control and prevention strategies.”

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TDF therapy in pregnancy reduces HBV DNA, risk of vertical transmission

August 3, 2015
Viremic mothers treated with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate during pregnancy had decreased hepatitis B virus infection DNA levels in their blood, which reduced the…
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Chronic HCV influences subclinical CVD

August 3, 2015
A link between chronic hepatitis C virus infection and subclinical cardiovascular disease indicated a need for thorough and ongoing cardiovascular risk assessments among…
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P1 type 1 genotype, MLVA type 4/5/7/2 predominate CAP cases

August 3, 2015
Among patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia, the P1 type 1 genotype and MLVA type 4/5/7/2 were the most prevalent, but the proportion of these types…
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Olysio/Sovaldi combo yields high SVR in HCV with advanced cirrhosis

August 3, 2015
In a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, a combination regimen of Olysio and Sovaldi showed high sustained virologic response rates in patients…
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Conjuctivitis

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Research, LTD.

Acute bacterial conjunctivitis affects approximately 1 of every 8 children each year, and 5 million cases occur in the…
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VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

July 1, 2015
Timothy Brown – the Berlin patient – has led researchers to the next frontier of HIV research, according to…
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Infectious Disease Case Consults

The Patient at Risk for HIV Infection

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This CME activity will focus on the utilization of PrEP in patients at risk for developing HIV infection supplemented…
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