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Understanding Infectious Disease Risks Associated with Drug Diversion & How to Prevent Events
If there are controlled substances at your facility, diversion is happening. What can be done to prevent future events?
Preliminary Case Series Provides Snapshot of Hepatitis A Outbreak in Michigan
Researchers present preliminary case series of confirmed cases of hepatitis A virus at Detroit Medical Center as Michigan struggles with ongoing outbreak.
Endocarditis Joins HIV and Hepatitis Among Infections Related to Opioid Epidemic: Public Health Watch
Infections associated with the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States apparently know no bounds.
Researchers Identify Mechanism That May Lead to Age Disparity in Chronic HBV
Researchers have identified the OX40 pathway as playing a key role in viral clearance.
Treating Hepatitis C Virus and HIV Coinfections in Intravenous Drug Users
Unique considerations are called for when caring for intravenous drug users with newly diagnosed HIV/HCV coinfections.
When Invasive Meningococcal Disease Presents Abdominally
Invasive meningococcal disease doesn’t always present with the classic symptoms of stiff neck and headache—for a small subset of IMD patients, the abdomen is where the disease shows itself.
Hospital Patients in Colorado at Risk of Hepatitis & HIV Following Surgery
The risk comes after it was found that surgical instruments used for orthopedic and spine surgeries were not cleaned properly and consequently, the sterilization of those instruments was compromised.
CDC's Uganda-Based Viral Surveillance Program Significantly Reduces Disease Detection Time
The program can detect viral hemorrhagic fevers about 12 days faster than previous efforts.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.