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Black, diabetic prison inmates at greater coccidioidomycosis risk

December 26, 2014

Among inmates detained at two California prisons in 2011, black race and diabetes were associated with increased risk for coccidioidomycosis, according to study results published in Emerging Infectious Diseases.

These findings led to a court decision requiring the exclusion of black inmates and those with diabetes mellitus from these two prisons, which reported the highest coccidioidomycosis rates in the state.

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CDC reports possible Ebola exposure due to mishandled lab sample

December 26, 2014
A CDC technician may have been exposed to Ebola virus as a result of incorrect lab procedures, according to a CDC lab safety report. The incident involved an experiment…
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FDA recommends policy change allowing blood donations from MSM

December 26, 2014
The FDA recently recommended that men who have sex with men be allowed to donate blood, provided that their last sexual contact was at least one year ago.Based on a…
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Happy Apple brand linked to L. monocytogenes outbreak

December 26, 2014
Prepackaged caramel apples produced by Happy Apple Company of Washington, Mo., have been linked to an ongoing outbreak of listeriosis, according to an FDA press…
Opioid use lowered HCV incidence in young adult injection drug users In the Journals

Opioid use lowered HCV incidence in young adult injection drug users

December 26, 2014
Young adult injection drug users showed a decreased incidence rate for hepatitis C virus infection after undergoing maintenance opioid agonist treatment, according to…
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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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Student education, immunization requirements necessary to prevent outbreaks on college campuses

November 28, 2014
NEW YORK — James C. Turner, MD, executive director of the department of student health and the National Social…
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CRITICAL ISSUES IN HBV: Considerations in Optimizing HBV Treatment

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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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