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Polio vaccination programs face challenges in high-conflict areas

August 3, 2015

The path to polio eradication, especially in high-conflict areas such as Pakistan and Nigeria, is blocked by operational challenges, limited disease awareness and negative caregiver attitudes toward vaccination, according to research conducted at Harvard University.

“These findings suggest that polio eradication efforts might need to develop communications and outreach efforts that address caregiver attitudes and knowledge,” Gillian K. SteelFisher, PhD, research scientist and deputy director of the Harvard Opinion Research Program, and colleagues wrote in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. “Moreover, programs could address local priorities more directly to enhance community-level trust.”

Keith Kaye

NIH awards $4.9 million for study of polymyxin B treatment

August 2, 2015
The National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded nearly $4.9 million in funding toward the development of optimal polymyxin B treatments in…
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Certain background infections may play etiologic role in CAP

August 1, 2015
Although the full clinical significance of a detected virus in a patient with community-acquired pneumonia remains unclear, recent findings suggest it likely plays a…

White House releases updated 2020 HIV/AIDS strategy

July 31, 2015
President Barack Obama has signed an executive order releasing the updated goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy over the next 5 years, according to a White House…
In the Journals

Chronic HBV prevalent among non-high-risk populations across world

July 31, 2015
In a new study, researchers found a prevalence of chronic hepatitis B virus infection across various non–high-risk populations across the world, indicating…
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The Patient with Acute-Bacterial Skin and Skin-Structure Infections

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with acute-bacterial skin and skin-structure…
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VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

July 1, 2015
Timothy Brown – the Berlin patient – has led researchers to the next frontier of HIV research, according to…
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Infectious Disease Case Consults

The Patient with Hepatitis C

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with hepatitis C.
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