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Top 5 Infectious Disease News of the Week—March 25, 2018
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top 5 articles from this past week.
FDA Says Cell-Based Flu Vaccine May Be 20% More Effective Than Egg-Based Vaccine
With influenza B making a late-season rise, health officials are warning that B viruses may cause a second wave of flu this season, while the FDA is backing some alternatives to egg-based flu vaccines.
Community Acquired Pneumonia and the Role of Adjunctive Corticosteroids
Antibiotics are the mainstay treatment for CAP; however, the additive role of corticosteroids is continually being debated.
Daily TB Therapy Superior to Thrice-Weekly in Patients with HIV
A recent study finds that daily antituberculosis therapy is more effective than a thrice-weekly regimen among HIV-positive patients with pulmonary tuberculosis.
Shorter Duration Tuberculosis Prevention Option Available for People Living With HIV
A new study finds that a 1-month course of antibiotics is as safe & effective as the commonly recommended 9-month course in preventing tuberculosis in those with HIV.
Top 5 Infectious Disease News of the Week—March 18, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
TB Cases Decline in the US, But Progress Too Slow to Achieve Elimination in This Century
In light of World TB Day, the CDC has released provisional TB surveillance data indicating a decline in cases in the United States, but at a rate that’s too slow to achieve elimination in this century.
As Flu Season Winds Down, New Study Highlights Inflight Transmission Risks
The National Center for Health Statistics has released new data on flu vaccination rates in the United States, as 1 new study shows which airline passengers may be at greatest risk of catching the flu inflight.
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