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High-dose flu vaccine demonstrated superior response in frail, elderly

December 28, 2014

A high-dose influenza vaccine induced superior responses among frail, elderly residents of long-term care facilities, according to researchers from the University of Pittsburgh.

“High-dose inactivated influenza vaccine produced superior hemagglutination inhibition titers for all strains among frail, elderly residents … except for influenza A(H1N1) in 2012-2013 (in which case noninferiority criteria were met), perhaps because 26% of subjects participated in both seasons, during which influenza A(H1N1) strains were identical,” the researchers wrote in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

NIAID awards contract for pathogen genomics database

December 27, 2014
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease has awarded an expected $23.4 million contract toward the continued development and maintenance of a pathogen…
In the Journals

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…
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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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HCV Consults: Volume 1, Number 3

HCV Consults: Volume 1, Number 3

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie and Genentech, Inc.

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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
HBV Management in Complex Populations: Volume 1, Number 2

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

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global epidemic with a worldwide burden. Physicians must address the importance…
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