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Risks Associated With Direct-Acting Antivirals—Smoke or Fire?
Should clinicians be extra vigilant when deciding who receives antiviral therapy, or are the adverse effects few and infrequent?
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of April 30, 2017
In case you missed them, here are our top 5 articles for the week of April 30, 2017.
Two-Thirds of Pregnant Women with High Viral Loads of Hepatitis B Go Untreated
Many women who are infected with hepatitis B (HBV) during pregnancy go untreated, leaving their offspring at risk for a chronic HBV infection.
How Has Infectious Disease Incidence in China Changed Since the 2003 SARS Outbreak?
Researchers from Zhejiang University in China take a closer look at how the incidence of different infectious diseases have changed in the first decade after the SARS outbreak.
Researchers Map Genetic Interaction Between HCV and Infected Hosts
Not much is known about how the genetic makeup of the virus impacts infected individuals, at least, until now.
Why Are We More at Risk Than Ever for a Global Pandemic?
We are adding 2 more reasons to the 7 reasons we are more at risk than ever for a global pandemic.
WHO Reports Global Burden of Viral Hepatitis Is Increasing
The World Health Organization just published the first ever Global Hepatitis Report, which notes that the viral hepatitis mortality rate is increasing worldwide, while deaths caused by HIV and tuberculosis continues to drop.
Liver Health Education Gets The Silent Treatment
Liver health education seems to be absent from the final draft of the National Academy of Science's Strategy for Eliminating Viral Hepatitis B & C.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.