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White House to request $1.8 billion from Congress to battle Zika virus

February 8, 2016

The White House announced in a statement today that it will request $1.8 billion from Congress for domestic and international emergency funding to combat Zika virus.  

The administration’s proposed funds will build upon and support ongoing preparedness efforts such as the implementation of mosquito control programs; vaccine research and diagnostic development; educating health care providers, pregnant women and their partners; improving health services for low-income pregnant women; and enhancing surveillance.  

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Few infants born to mothers with HCV in Philadelphia undergo testing

February 8, 2016
More than 80% of infants born to mothers with HCV go untested for vertical transmission in the Philadelphia area, according to recent research in Clinical Infectious
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Senate health committee considers seven biomedical innovation bills

February 8, 2016
The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will consider seven bipartisan bills on biomedical innovation tomorrow, Feb. 9, at the first of three…
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Baraclude safely reduces HBV DNA among children, adolescents

February 8, 2016
In a randomized phase 3 study, children and adolescents with chronic hepatitis B virus infection treated with Baraclude showed reduced infection compared with children…
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Oregon teen’s death linked to rare measles complication

February 8, 2016
The Oregon Health Authority reported that the 2015 death of a boy aged 14 years was the result of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, a rare but fatal complication of…
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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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VIDEO: Expert discusses H. pylori-associated gastric cancer mechanisms, research

January 22, 2016
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Proper Immunization of the Adolescent Patient

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Prior to 2005, the tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) booster was the sole vaccine routinely recommended for healthy…
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