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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 published in PLoS Computational Biology.

“These forecasts provide information at lead times that can be valuable for both the public and health officials,” Jeffrey Shaman, PhD, of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, said in a press release. “Individuals may choose to get a flu vaccine to protect themselves against infection, while officials can anticipate how many vaccines and other supplies are needed, as well as the number of clinicians and nurses needed.”

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…
In the Journals

Vitamin D deficiency may impact frequency of S. aureus SSTIs

July 30, 2015
Children with insufficient levels of vitamin D were more likely to present with recurrent Staphylococcus aureus skin or soft tissue infections, according to recent…
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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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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 Protozoan Illness

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with protozoan illness.
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