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Valacyclovir reduces rate of fetal CMV infection by 71%

October 9, 2019
WASHINGTON — Findings from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial presented at IDWeek sparked hope for the use of antiviral…
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51% of early cases in NY measles outbreak attributed to unvaccinated adults

October 7, 2019
WASHINGTON — Unvaccinated adults had a “significant” impact on the early days of the New York State measles outbreak, with 51% of…
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RBX2660 safe, efficacious for recurrent C. difficile prevention

October 6, 2019
WASHINGTON — The investigational microbiota-based drug, RBX2660, safely and effectively prevented recurrent Clostridioides
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Trivalent HBV vaccine noninferior to monovalent vaccine in adults

October 5, 2019
WASHINGTON — A trivalent hepatitis B virus vaccine demonstrated noninferiority in adults older than age 18 years and superiority in adults aged…
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VIDEO: Tips and tricks to leverage social media for professional success

October 5, 2019
WASHINGTON — In this video, Jasmine Marcelin, MD, and Kelly Cawcutt, MD, MS, infectious disease physicians and co-directors of digital…
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C. auris outbreak spreads in 9 California health facilities after single introduction

October 5, 2019
WASHINGTON — A single introduction of Candida auris at a health care facility in southern California led to more than 180 colonized patients…
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HCV vaccine regimen fails to prevent chronic infections

October 5, 2019
WASHINGTON — An investigational vaccine failed to prevent chronic hepatitis C virus infection in a cohort of at-risk adults, according to…
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VIDEO: Tracking flu in the community as an 'early alert system' for hospitals

October 5, 2019
WASHINGTON — Helen Y. Chu, MD, MPH, an assistant professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of Washington, explains findings…
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Flu vaccine reduces risk for hospitalization in kids, death in adults

October 4, 2019
WASHINGTON — Influenza vaccination reduced the risk for influenza-related hospitalization in children by nearly half and the odds of death in…
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MSM using Grindr take more sex risks, also more likely to use HIV PrEP

October 4, 2019
WASHINGTON — Findings presented at IDWeek demonstrated the potential of Grindr to identify men who have sex with men, or MSM, who are at high…