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Herpes Zoster Vaccine Subunit Prevents Herpes Zoster Episodes Following HSCT
The vaccine reduced the risk of herpes zoster by 68.2% in high-risk recipients of hematopoietic stem cell transplant.
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.
Recalls You Should Know About—Week of March 18, 2018
In case you missed them, we’ve compiled a list of the latest recalls posted this week.
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.
Rezafungin Continues to Put Up Positive Results in Phase 1 & 2 Clinical Trials
Positive safety and efficacy results have been seen across 2 different dosing regimens as well as for any effects on QT prolongation.
Procalcitonin-Guided Antibiotic Cessation Reduces Mortality in Critically Ill Patients
Research presented at the 47th Critical Care Congress reveals that PCT-guided antibiotic cessation in critically ill patients resulted in reduced mortality.
Federal Government of Nigeria Ensures Free Treatment for Those Affected In Lassa Fever Outbreak
As an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria continues to spread, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations is working with Themis Bioscience to develop a vaccine to protect against the virus.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.