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BLOOD-BORNE DISEASES NEWS - Page 10

HBV Reactivation More Severe in HBV/HCV Coinfected Patients Receiving DAA Therapy
A recent study finds that HBV reactivation occurs earlier and is more severe in HBV/HCV coinfected patients treated with DAA therapy compared with patients treated with IFN-based therapy.
FDA Advisory Committee Vote in Favor of Dynavax's Hepatitis B Vaccine
In a 12-1 vote, the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee supported the safety data of a new potential hepatitis B vaccine.
France to Make Vaccinations For 11 Diseases Mandatory Starting in 2018
After Italy’s parliamentary decision to mandate vaccines, France health officials follow suit, requiring parents to vaccinate their children against 11 common illnesses starting in 2018.
New Study Evaluates Risk of HBV Reactivation in Veterans Receiving DAA Therapy
A new study published in the Journal of Hepatology evaluates the risk of HBV reactivation in veterans receiving direct-acting antiviral therapy.
Bats Provide Key Link in Undiscovered Disease Detection
Scientists make an interesting connection between bats and detecting undiscovered disease.
HCV Patients Who Reach SVR With DAA Drugs Show Reduced Risk of Liver Cancer
Study finds that hepatitis C patients who had reached sustained virologic response using direct-acting antiviral drugs show a considerably reduced risk of the most common type of liver cancer.
Biodetection Technologies Biothreats and Pathogen Detection: Coverage from the Biodefense World Summit
Ebola virus tracking and mechanisms to detect threats to our national food supply are highlighted.
Using Deep Sequencing Technology to Detect HCV Resistant Variants
A research team from the Netherlands turns to deep sequencing technology to detect hepatitis C virus resistant variants.
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