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Chikungunya: 5 things you should know

January 25, 2015

The virus chikungunya became known worldwide following an epidemic that originated in Kenya during 2004. More recently, the Caribbean and Central and South America saw a staggering number of cases during the 2014 outbreak.

Infectious Disease News presents 5 “fast facts” about the virus:    

In the Journals

Smaller IPV dose yielded noninferior titers in HIV patients

January 24, 2015
A 40% dose of intradermal inactivated polio vaccine achieved noninferior antibody responses in HIV patients compared with a full dose administered intramuscularly…
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FDA approves Bexsero for serogroup B meningococcal disease

January 23, 2015
The FDA today approved the recombinant vaccine, Bexsero, for prevention of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B among individuals aged 10 to 25 years.Bexsero (Novartis)…
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Ebola virus mutations may hinder new treatments

January 23, 2015
Researchers have identified a genomic drift in the Ebola virus that may interfere with experimental treatments that were designed based on genetic sequences derived…
Breaking News

Disneyland measles outbreak spreads; AAP urges vaccination

January 23, 2015
The California Department of Public Health has confirmed 59 cases of measles among California residents that are linked to Disneyland or Disney California Adventure…
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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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Regimen Selection in HIV

Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes
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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.

More than 2 decades into the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era, numerous options are available for HIV treatment. The…
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