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CDC's ACIP Recommends Dynavax's Hepatitis B Vaccine To Prevent Virus In Adults
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has included HEPLISAV-B on its list of recommended products for use to vaccinate adults against hepatitis B.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—February 11, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
Exciting New Hepatitis C Therapies Approved at the End of 2017
Treatment-experienced patients still have some good options.
ACIP Releases Updated Adult Immunization Schedule Recommendations
The CDC’s ACIP voted to approve updated adult immunization schedule recommendations for adults aged 19 years or older.
Assay for Quantitation of Hepatitis B Viral Load Receives PMA Approval by FDA
The FDA grants PMA approval for the Aptima HBV Quant Assay for the quantitation of hepatitis B viral load on the Panther system.
San Diego Hepatitis A Outbreak No Longer Local Public Health Emergency
The San Diego Board of Supervisors ends the local public health emergency announced in September 2017 for the ongoing hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego.
Hepatitis C-Related Hospitalizations Rise By Almost 50%
The opioid epidemic in the United States has led to a sharp increase in hepatitis C cases, and with that, a rise in hospitalizations according to a new report.
Ribavirin Remains Pivotal Component of Hepatitis C Treatment
A new study confirms the ribavirin steady-state serum levels that correspond to high rates of efficacy and low adverse events.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.