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Eradication plan reduces poliovirus in Nigeria

February 6, 2016

The installation of several public health innovations has increased progress toward the eradication of poliovirus within Nigeria and its neighboring countries, according to a recent report.

“Nigeria was very close to interrupting transmission of polio and then experienced an upsurge of transmission,” researchers wrote in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. “Transmission in Nigeria has been driven by reservoirs in northern Nigeria, where several states are considered to be at very high risk.”

In the Journals

Rapidly waning Tdap offers little long-term protection against pertussis

February 5, 2016
Tdap vaccine waned rapidly and provided only limited, short-term protection against pertussis when administered to adolescents as a booster for DTaP, according to recent…
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CDC updates guidelines to prevent sexual transmission of Zika

February 5, 2016
Men who have traveled to an area with ongoing Zika virus transmission should consider abstaining from having sex with their pregnant partners or should…
FDA News

FDA approves expanded label of Daklinza for additional HCV patients

February 5, 2016
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company announced the FDA approved an expansion of the Daklinza drug label for use in combination with Sovaldi to treat patients with hepatitis C…

ABIM continues to engage physicians on MOC updates

February 5, 2016
The ABIM has announced several new efforts aimed at including internists and subspecialists in the process of improving Maintenance of Certification assessments…
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The Patient with Conjunctivitis

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with conjunctivitis.
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VIDEO: Discussion of HIV prevention focuses on novel strategies

December 10, 2015
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Evolution of HIV Treatment: How to Start, How to Switch, How to Treat HIV/HCV Co-infection

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.

Improvements in antiretroviral therapy (ART) continue to be made with the development of simplified, single-tablet…
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