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Climate change brings new infectious disease threats

April 22, 2017

Climate change is expected to increase the risk for the spread of numerous types of infectious diseases — including Lyme disease, Zika, diarrheal diseases and more — according to researchers.

“These are complex relationships — the book is never going to be closed on this,” Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, DPhil, WHO team leader for climate change and health, told Infectious Disease News in a recent interview. “Yet we already know enough to act. We know that these diseases are highly sensitive to weather and climate conditions, and we know we are changing weather and climate conditions.”

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VIDEO: Viral decline, drug level measured with fine-needle aspiration

April 22, 2017
AMSTERDAM — In this exclusive video from International Liver Congress, Andrew Talal, MD, MPH, from the University of Buffalo, New York, discusses results of…
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Harvoni shows safety, efficacy in younger pediatric population

April 22, 2017
AMSTERDAM — A fixed, half-dose combination of Harvoni was associated with sustained virologic response rates of 99% or greater in a cohort of children aged 6 to 11…
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Generic therapies ‘overtook’ branded DAAs in 2016

April 22, 2017
AMSTERDAM — A presenter at today’s viral hepatitis session at the International Liver Congress called on the clinical community to push the envelope in using…

DoD awards MeMed $9.2 million for platform that distinguishes between bacterial, viral infections

April 21, 2017
MeMed Ltd. announced that it has received a government contract worth up to $9.2 million to finish work on a point-of-care platform to distinguish between bacterial and…
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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

During the last decade, several new vaccines, including the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), tetanus, diphtheria…
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Zepatier yields high SVR12 in real-world VA cohort

April 21, 2017
AMSTERDAM — Zepatier was associated with SVR12 rates above 95% in a real-world, Veterans Affairs cohort…
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Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

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VIDEO: How a physician can perform well in MIPS

March 23, 2017
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