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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 season began, according to findings recently published in Science Translational Medicine.

 “Combining information about the evolution of the virus with epidemiological data will generate disease forecasts before the season begins, significantly earlier than what is currently possible,” Mercedes Pascual, PhD, professor of ecology and evolution at the University of Chicago, said in a press release accompanying the study.
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HIV Curbside Consults – Volume II: First-line Antiretroviral Therapy

This activity is supported by an educational grant from ViiV Healthcare.

In this case-based video, Eric S. Daar, MD and Paul E. Sax, MD discuss issues related to first-line antiretroviral…
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Novel tool forecasts severity of coming influenza season

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