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Grant supports game software for virtual disease outbreak

February 14, 2016

Computer scientists and statisticians at Colorado State University have received a $2.04 million Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate grant to design a computer software program that will virtually represent the effects of disease outbreak, according to a recent press release.

“When a disease breaks out, you need to know — how severe is it? How long will it last? How many field personnel do you need? What are the economic consequences? How will commodity prices be affected? What will happen if you start vaccinating,” researcher Shrideep Pallickara, PhD, associate professor of computer science in the College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State, said in the release.

HIVMA issues recommendations on HIV tests, procedures

February 13, 2016
The HIV Medicine Association issued recommendations for HIV tests and procedures that are frequently conducted, yet not always necessary, according to a press release…
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Zika may remain in semen for prolonged period

February 12, 2016
Zika virus may remain in semen for a prolonged period, indicating the potential for an extended risk for sexual transmission, according to samples from an imported case…

CMS extends 2015 EHR meaningful use attestation deadline

February 12, 2016
CMS has extended the deadline to attest to meaningful use of electronic health records for 2015, according to an email from the agency.Providers in the Medicare &…

Senate Health Committee passes Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015

February 12, 2016
The Senate Health Committee passed the “Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015” (S. 849)” on Tuesday, which will establish a national…
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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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Measles and rubella eliminated in the Americas; more work needed for global elimination

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The Patient with Norovirus Infection

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Norovirus is highly contagious, highly persistent and often remains present after disinfection. This educational…
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