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Committee presents guideline for eliminating HBV, HCV in the US by 2030

March 29, 2017

The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine released phase two of its report outlining a strategy for eliminating viral hepatitis in the United States by 2030 and potentially saving 90,000 lives.

“Viral hepatitis is simply not a sufficient priority in the United States,” Brian L. Strom, MD, MPH, chair of the committee and chancellor and university professor, Rutgers Biomedical and Sciences, Rutgers University, Newark, said in a press release. “Despite being the seventh leading cause of death in the world — and killing more people every year than HIV, road traffic accidents or diabetes — viral hepatitis accounts for less than 1% of the National Institutes of Health research budget.”

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Inexpensive, oral bovine rotavirus vaccine effective for children

March 28, 2017
Three doses of a live, low-cost and heat-stable oral bovine rotavirus pentavalent vaccine could prevent cases of severe rotavirus gastroenteritis in 66.7% of children in…
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Gastric acid suppressants increase risk for recurrent C. difficile

March 27, 2017
Stopping unnecessary use of gastric acid suppressants may decrease recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, as well as health care costs, according to research…
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Rapid active sampling quick, effective in measuring norovirus in rural Guatemala

March 27, 2017
Two relatively rapid surveys effectively estimated the burden of childhood norovirus disease in a rural area of Guatemala, a study found. Results of the rapid active…
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Differentiating and Managing Diarrhea: A Persistent Dilemma

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Approximately 2-4 billion episodes of infectious diarrhea occur worldwide each year, placing a burden on quality of…
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About one in five Americans with RA gets tested for hepatitis B

March 24, 2017
Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the overall hepatitis B testing rate was 20.3% in the United States and 24.5%…
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Committee presents guideline for eliminating HBV, HCV in the US by 2030

March 29, 2017
The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine released phase two of its report outlining a strategy for eliminating viral hepatitis in…

In the Journals

Inexpensive, oral bovine rotavirus vaccine effective for children

March 28, 2017
Three doses of a live, low-cost and heat-stable oral bovine rotavirus pentavalent vaccine could prevent cases of severe rotavirus gastroenteritis in…

In the Journals

Gastric acid suppressants increase risk for recurrent C. difficile

March 27, 2017
Stopping unnecessary use of gastric acid suppressants may decrease recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, as well as health care costs…

In the Journals PlusPerspective

Rapid active sampling quick, effective in measuring norovirus in rural Guatemala

March 27, 2017
Two relatively rapid surveys effectively estimated the burden of childhood norovirus disease in a rural area of Guatemala, a study found. Results of…

In the Journals

About one in five Americans with RA gets tested for hepatitis B

March 24, 2017
Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the overall hepatitis B testing rate was 20.3% in the United States and 24.5% in Taiwan, according to…

FDA News

FDA clears new trial for failed C. difficile drug

March 20, 2017
Seres Therapeutics announced that after a positive Type B meeting with the FDA, it plans to initiate a new phase 2 clinical study of SER-109, a…

Health officials link Salmonella enteritidis outbreak to truffle oil served at restaurant

March 17, 2017
A 2015 outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis that resulted in 159 illnesses was linked to truffle oil served at a single restaurant in Washington D.C…

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Frozen, freeze-dried FMT nearly as effective as fresh preparation for treating CDI

March 16, 2017
Fecal microbiota transplantation was comparably effective for treating recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in fresh or frozen preparations…

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Higher bacterial burden increases E. coli transmission odds

March 14, 2017
As Escherichia coli bacterial counts increased on one health care worker’s hand, so did the extent of transmission to another in a recent…

Listeriosis outbreak linked to raw milk cheese kills two

March 10, 2017
A U.S. outbreak of listeriosis linked to soft raw milk cheese killed two of the six patients who were sickened, the CDC announced. The cheese…

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