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Portable UV booth disinfects contaminated PPE

July 30, 2015

A portable ultraviolet-C disinfection booth significantly reduced the number of pathogens such as bacteriophage MS2 and MRSA on personal protective equipment, according to recent research.

“These data suggest that the UV-C disinfection booth could be useful for rapid disinfection of contaminated full-body coverage [personal protective equipment (PPE)] used in care of patients with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus infection prior to removal,” researchers Myreen E. Tomas, MD, from the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and colleagues wrote.

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Forecasting model predicts subtropical influenza epidemics

July 30, 2015
An influenza forecasting system may be the first to accurately predict the timing and magnitude of epidemics in subtropical climates, according to data recently…

Gilead's product sales soar due to Harvoni

July 30, 2015
Gilead Sciences announced second quarter financial results and showed an increase of $1.7 billion for overall product sales and an increase of $1.6 billion in antiviral…

New York City investigates outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease

July 30, 2015
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is investigating an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the South Bronx, according to a statement…
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Cirrhosis in HCV patients may be underdiagnosed

July 30, 2015
Cirrhosis was found to be underdiagnosed among patients with hepatitis C virus infection enrolled in the Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study, according to new study…
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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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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 with Acute-Bacterial Skin and Skin-Structure Infections

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with acute-bacterial skin and skin-structure…
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