ILÚM Health Solutions acquires Teqqa to improve infectious disease care

November 19, 2017
ILÚM Health Solutions, created by Merck’s Healthcare Services and Solutions division, has announced its acquisition of Teqqa LLC, which…
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Canada finds case of ceftriaxone-resistant gonorrhea

November 18, 2017
A patient in Canada was diagnosed this year with a gonorrhea infection that was resistant to ceftriaxone, one the last available treatments for the…
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Global syphilis prevalence declines over 3 decades

November 17, 2017
A new database of syphilis prevalence in the adult general population showed an overall decrease in every WHO region since 1990, according to…

HSS highlights recent progress against antibiotic resistance

November 17, 2017
As part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, HHS has released a progress report summarizing achievements made during the first 2 years of implementing…
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Treatment may prevent progressive brain injury in patients with HIV

November 17, 2017
Patients with HIV may experience changes in cognition and brain structure soon after seroconversion, but effective treatment can prevent or minimize…
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Group B streptococcus stillbirths, deaths remain high despite vaccine feasibility

November 16, 2017
Group B streptococcal infections are a major contributor to poor health in both mothers and children and is responsible for nearly 150,000…

Q&A: Flu vaccination coverage benefits economy, not just overall health

November 16, 2017
The CDC recommends influenza vaccination for everyone aged 6 months and older. However, vaccination coverage in the 2016-2017 season fell below the…
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Gottlieb sees ‘watershed opportunity’ to shape future of FDA’s regulatory process

November 16, 2017
WASHINGTON — When diagnosed with
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Meningococcal disease declines 70% in US

November 16, 2017
New surveillance data demonstrated a steady decline in the incidence of meningococcal disease over the past 2 decades in the United States…
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Neurological abnormalities common in patients with West Nile virus

November 15, 2017
BALTIMORE — Nearly half of patients with West Nile virus had neurological abnormalities in a recent study. A significant proportion of patients…
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AMA adopts new strategy for genetic tests, therapeutics

November 15, 2017
AMA recently voted to advance the development of a comprehensive strategy that allows more consistent coverage of genomic and genetic tests and…
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Raw fish salad causes outbreak of group B Streptococcus in Singapore

November 15, 2017
A new report details the investigation into a large outbreak of group B Streptococcus in Singapore that was caused by a type of raw fish salad. The…
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Novel tool forecasts severity of coming influenza season

November 15, 2017
A novel tool accurately forecasted details of the 2016 to 2017 influenza season based on the epidemiology and evolution of the virus before the
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Long-term data do not support raltegravir as second-line HIV therapy

November 15, 2017
A second-line HIV regimen containing the integrase inhibitor raltegravir failed to meet its primary endpoint of noninferiority against standard…
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Influenza vaccination in pediatric EDs cost-effective

November 15, 2017
Administering immunization against influenza in pediatric ED settings to all eligible patients demonstrates cost-efficacy and can reduce the number…
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Genomics can help estimate risk for cholera epidemics

November 14, 2017
Genetic data from a half century worth of cholera isolates can help inform measures to control epidemics, researchers concluded in two recent…

‘Think outside the box’ to finance HCV elimination

November 14, 2017
An important barrier to hepatitis elimination is the upfront costs, which may be subverted with a range of financing mechanisms, according to data…
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Group B Streptococcus estimated to cause nearly 150,000 stillbirths, infant deaths

November 14, 2017
BALTIMORE — Group B Streptococcus infection may cause almost 150,000 stillbirths and infant deaths each year globally, according to research…

California labs commonly use outdated CRE detection practices

November 14, 2017
Many hospital laboratories in California are using outdated practices to detect carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, leading to false…
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Text messages increase flu shot rates

November 13, 2017
Text messages were a low-cost and modestly effective way of increasing seasonal influenza vaccine rates, according to findings recently published in…
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