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HCWs with influenza may not present with fever

March 5, 2015

Almost half of health care workers with influenza had no fever before their diagnosis, and they may put patients and co-workers at risk for influenza as a result, according to researchers from the University of Chicago.

“While a higher percentage of individuals with influenza experienced fever compared to individuals with other respiratory viruses, fever was present in only half of influenza-positive employees,” the researchers wrote in Clinical Infectious Diseases. “To prevent health care-associated influenza, hospitals should consider more stringent infection control measures for HCWs with respiratory symptoms, even if no fever is present.”

EMA approves immunization schedule for pediatric 6-in-1 vaccine

March 5, 2015
The European Medicines Agency has approved a “2+1” immunization schedule for Hexyon, a pediatric vaccine that protects against multiple viruses, including…
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Vaccine protected Chinese patients against HEV for up to 4.5 years

March 5, 2015
A vaccine licensed in China protected healthy adults against hepatitis E virus infection for up to 4.5 years, according to newly published data.  “Vaccine…

Federal partners develop method for foodborne illness attribution

March 5, 2015
A group of government agencies has developed an improved method to analyze data from outbreaks of foodborne illness to determine the foods responsible for four major…

SCOTUS hears arguments over tax credits for subsidies under ACA

March 4, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court today began hearing oral arguments in King vs. Burwell, a case that will determine whether the Internal Revenue Service may extend tax-credit…
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Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes

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More than two decades into the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era, there are numerous options for HIV treatment. The goal…
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Video: Action needed to reduce CVD risks in HIV patients

February 28, 2015
SEATTLE — Steven Grinspoon, MD, of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, gives an…
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HBV Management in Complex Populations: Volume 1, Number 2

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Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global epidemic with a worldwide burden. Physicians must address the importance…
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