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Haitian cholera vaccine uptake lowest in men, older persons

May 22, 2015

The first government-led oral cholera vaccination campaign introduced in Haiti yielded adequate vaccination coverage, although future campaigns should better target individuals who are unavailable for treatment during daytime hours, according to recent data.

In the multistage cluster survey, researchers evaluated participants living in Petite Anse (n = 1,121) and Cerca Carvajal (n = 809) 1 month after completion of an oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign. Participants were broken into three groups: aged 1 to 4 years, aged 5 to 15 years and aged older than 15 years.

New model predicts HCV progression, liver-related events In the Journals

New model predicts HCV progression, liver-related events

May 22, 2015
A risk prediction model developed by researchers from University of Michigan Health System, helped identify which patients with hepatitis C virus infection have the most…
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Universal stool donor model for FMT improves screening, reduces costs, delays

May 22, 2015
Study data show the need for evidence-based stool screening standards, and the usefulness of the universal donor model for fecal microbiota transplantation therapy for…
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FDA seeks more data on antimicrobial sales for food-producing animals

May 22, 2015
To obtain a clearer picture of antimicrobial use in food-producing animals in the United States, the FDA has proposed a rule that would require animal drug sponsors to…

Foundation aims to assist HCV patients with therapy costs

May 22, 2015
The HealthWell Foundation announced the launch of a new fund aimed to assist people living with hepatitis C virus infection who are underinsured, according to a news…
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

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Acute bacterial conjunctivitis affects approximately 1 of every 8 children each year, and 5 million cases occur in the…
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VIDEO: C-SURFER: Patients with kidney disease, HCV achieve high rates of SVR

VIDEO: C-SURFER: Patients with kidney disease, HCV achieve high rates of SVR

April 25, 2015
VIENNA — Howard Monsour Jr., MD, chief of hepatology, Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas, discussed results of…
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Infectious Disease Case Consults

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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