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Genomic data further indicate association between enterovirus D68, neurological illness

April 1, 2015

Extensive genomic data recently published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases supported the association between enterovirus D68 and acute flaccid myelitis.

“In 2014, in the US, a nationwide outbreak of enterovirus D68 occurred in association with severe respiratory illness, with more than 1,150 confirmed cases,” study researcher Alexander L. Greninger, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues wrote. “This enterovirus D68 outbreak coincided with an apparent increase in incidence of reported cases of acute flaccid paralysis, including a temporally associated cluster in Colorado.”

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In HIV patients, specific behaviors linked to S. Aureus colonization, SSTI

April 1, 2015
Specific behaviors, not HIV-related factors, increase the risk for Staphylococcus aureus colonization and subsequent skin and soft tissue infections, according to…
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HIV self-testing may be cost-effective in low-income countries

March 31, 2015
The introduction of self-testing for HIV in low-income countries would likely offer health benefits to those communities and may also save costs, according to recent…

BioMed Central retracts 43 articles that used fabricated reviewers

March 31, 2015
Following an investigation which revealed attempts to manipulate the peer review process, medical and scientific publisher BioMed Central has retracted 43 articles that…
HBV found to mature infant immune systems In the Journals

HBV found to mature infant immune systems

March 31, 2015
Hepatitis B virus exposure in utero boosted immune system maturation among a cohort of neonates born to HBV-positive mothers in a Singapore-led study, according to newly…
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Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.

More than two decades into the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era, there are numerous options for HIV treatment. The goal…
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Video: NIAID Ebola vaccine well tolerated, immunogenic

March 23, 2015
WILMINGTON, Del. — Julie Ledgerwood, DO, of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Vaccine…
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Advances in Pharmacokinetic Enhancers in HIV Treatment: What You Need to Know to Optimize Outcomes

Advances in Pharmacokinetic Enhancers in HIV Treatment: What You Need to Know to Optimize Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Protease inhibitors (PIs) have played an instrumental role in decreasing mortality andmorbidity among HIV-infected…
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