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CDC: 956 MERS cases confirmed since September 2012

January 30, 2015

As of Jan. 23, there have been 956 laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, coronavirus, including 351 deaths since it was first discovered in September 2012, according to a report in MMWR.

All of the cases have been linked directly or indirectly to travel or residence in nine countries: Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Two patients in the United States tested positive for the disease in May 2014 after traveling to Saudi Arabia.

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Daclatasvir with PEG-IFN a-2a/ribavirin reduced treatment time for HCV

January 30, 2015
In a phase 2b clinical trial, a regimen of daclatasvir combined with pegylated interferon alfa-2a and ribavirin was safe and generally well tolerated among patients with…
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Monovalent Ebola vaccine appeared safe in early trial

January 30, 2015
The results of a phase 1 clinical trial suggest a monovalent Ebola vaccine was safe and immunogenic in healthy adults, according to recently published…
Oseltamivir reduced influenza symptoms, complications in adults In the Journals

Oseltamivir reduced influenza symptoms, complications in adults

January 29, 2015
An independent research group found that oseltamivir shortened the duration of influenza symptoms by approximately 1 day and reduced the risk for influenza…
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As measles count rises, CDC encourages MMR vaccination

January 29, 2015
Since Jan. 1, 84 cases of measles across 14 states have been reported, 67 of which have been linked to the outbreak stemming from Disneyland resort theme parks…
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Regimen Selection in HIV

Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes
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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.

More than 2 decades into the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era, numerous options are available for HIV treatment. The…
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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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HCV Consults: Volume 1, Number 3

HCV Consults: Volume 1, Number 3

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