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Plague continues to pose threat in US, particularly in Southwest

December 29, 2014

Cases of human plague continue to occur consistently in the United States, particularly in the rural Southwest, CDC researchers said.

Additionally, the evolution of plague appears to be related to the introduction of exotic plants and animals.

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Cognitive impairment associated with HCV in children

December 29, 2014
Cognitive impairment was prevalent among a cohort of Egyptian children with early stage hepatitis C virus infection and high levels of endogenous cytokine, according to…
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California pertussis epidemic cases reach near 70-year high

December 29, 2014
There have been 9,935 reported cases of pertussis within the current epidemic in California, representing the state’s greatest number of reported cases in nearly…

IDSA guideline recommends antimicrobials for Lyme disease

December 29, 2014
The most recent Lyme disease guideline issued by the Infectious Diseases Society of America recommends the use of antimicrobials to treat most cases of the disease.For…
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High-dose flu vaccine demonstrated superior response in frail, elderly

December 28, 2014
A high-dose influenza vaccine induced superior responses among frail, elderly residents of long-term care facilities, according to researchers from the University of…
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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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Student education, immunization requirements necessary to prevent outbreaks on college campuses

November 28, 2014
NEW YORK — James C. Turner, MD, executive director of the department of student health and the National Social…
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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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