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GI outbreak sickens 186 students at Pennsylvania college

February 11, 2016

An unidentified gastrointestinal illness has sickened at least 186 students at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania, according to press releases from the school and the Montgomery County Health Department.

Although norovirus is suspected, public health officials of the Pennsylvania county wrote that the source of the illness has not yet been identified and that precautions should be taken to prevent potential foodborne or person-to-person transmission.

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Novel microbiome therapy appears to prevent recurrent C. difficile infection

February 11, 2016
An investigational oral microbiome-based therapeutic safely and effectively prevented recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in patients with multiple recurrent…
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Guest commentary: Emerging resistance, continuous progress in antifungal drug development

February 11, 2016
In this guest commentary, Dimitrios Kontoyiannis, MD, the Frances King Black Endowed Professor in the department of infectious diseases, The University of Texas MD
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Doctors urge Congress to preserve the 340B Drug Pricing Program

February 11, 2016
Thousands of physicians from American safety-net hospitals signed a letter sent to Congress highlighting the importance of the 340B Drug Pricing Program.The letter asks…
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Health care rates, costs high in HCV/HIV patients who failed prior treatment

February 11, 2016
In a retrospective cohort study, patients with HCV/HIV co-infection with mild infection who did not achieve sustained virologic response from previous therapy for HCV…
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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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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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