WHO Provides Guidelines on HIV, Hepatitis and STIs in Key Populations
WHO guidelines on HIV, hepatitis and STIs focus on populations with high risk of infections but low inclusion in prevention and treatment programs.
WHO Updates HCV Recommendations in Pursuit of 2030 Goals
WHO issues new HCV treatment recommendations that include "radical simplification" of care pathways, in pursuit of testing and treatment goals.
Biktarvy Effective for HIV Patients Coinfected With Hepatitis B
At AIDS 2022, Gilead presented data suggesting Biktarvy was a safe and effective complete HIV treatment regimen, including for those coinfected with hepatitis B.
Association of Adenovirus with Hepatitis of Unknown Cause in Children
Implicating adenovirus for hepatitis of unknown cause in children is confounded by its absence in some cases, and from all tested hepatic tissue.
“Increased Screening, More Outreach, More Support”: Ending Viral Hepatitis
Viral hepatitis “can and should be managed within primary care,” says Dr. Thomas Robertson.
Ghana Confirms Multiple Cases of Deadly Marburg Virus
2 patients died of Marburg virus in the southern Ashanti region of Ghana. Nearly 100 close contacts are now under observation for the infectious disease, which is a cousin of the Ebola virus.
GSK Reports Phase 2B Results on Bepirovirsen for Chronic Hepatitis B Treatment
The investigational therapy’s data points to a path towards a potential functional cure.
Two-Dose Hepatitis B Vaccine No More Likely to Result in Cardiac Event
A shorter dosing period and no extra risk of suffering acute myocardial infarction means the newer 2-dose hepatitis B vaccine is an attractive option for protection.
WHO Reports 169 Cases of Acute Hepatitis of Unknown Origin in Children
The cases are in the pediatric population and come from 11 countries in the WHO European Region and 1 country in the WHO Region of the Americas.
Novel Antimalarial Shows Promise in Multifaceted Phase 1 Trial
First-in-class triaminopyrimidine demonstrates antimalarial efficacy in first-in-human test of dosing, kinetics, and clearing parasite in infected volunteers.
Seeking Solutions for Endocarditis in People Who Inject Drugs
“People don’t recognize that at least 1 in 5 of the deaths from opioids may result from endocarditis,” said National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) director Dr. Nora Volkow, adding that endocarditis is “100% preventable.”
Investigational Ebola Vaccine Regimen Shows Immune Response in Kids and Adults
Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine regimen induced neutralizing antibody responses in 98% of participants 21 days after the second dose.
Long-Acting Monoclonal Antibody Could Protect Against Malaria
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces single injection of monoclonal antibody against the Plasmodium mosquito-borne parasite prevented malaria throughout 9 month phase 1 trial.
Marburg Virus Case Reported in West Africa
The first case reported in Guinea has resulted in a patient's death, while health authorities work to reduce outbreak risks.
10 Key Pillars to an Effective Ebola Response
EVD outbreaks this year serve as a reminder of the virus’ severity and the importance of having a containment strategy in place.
Treating Zaire ebolavirus With Ansuvimab-zykl
The recombinant human IgG1κ monoclonal antibody binds and neutralizes the virus.
Ebola Virus Cases Reach 23 in Guinea, Africa Through Early 2021
An outbreak which began at an infected healthcare worker's funeral has resulted in nearly 100 contact follow-ups.
Hepatitis B Vaccine Adherence Stronger in 2 Doses Compared to 3
Series completion rates were different among patient groups, the study authors observed.
Improving the Diagnosis of Intracardiac Infections
This technology is effective in cases that are difficult to diagnose.
Oral Step-Down Therapy for Uncomplicated Streptococcal Bloodstream Infections: β-Lactams or Fluoroquinolones?
An assessment of a comparative study between leading options for a burdensome infection.
Fewer Infants in the Americas, Africa are Getting First-Year Vaccines
More than 13 million children did not receive their first DTP vaccine dose in 2019—and investigators anticipate the 2020 rate will be worse.
Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infection Originating From the Urinary Tract: Characteristics and 30-day Mortality
FDA Approves First Ebola Virus Treatment
Unpaid Congolese Health Workers Demand Wages as Ebola Cases Rise
The latest Ebola outbreak in western Democratic Republic of Congo has led to at least 100 cases as of Friday, according to WHO.
Applying African Ebola Response Experience to the Coronavirus Pandemic
West and Central African nations have been developing infrastructure to combat ebola, malaria, malnutrition, and more.
Why is Ebola Endemic to the DRC?
In Mbandaka, an 11th outbreak of Ebola is emerging. This outbreak has renewed questions about what makes the virus such a challenge for Congolese society to reign in.
Complicating the Coronavirus Lockdown Debate
A modeling study from Imperial College shows the pandemic may have significant effect on mortality among other infectious disease patients.
Ebola Vaccine Regimen Receives European Commission Marketing Authorization
The European Commission has granted Marketing Authorization for a 2-dose Ebola vaccine regimen.
Contagion Live News Network: The Emerging DRC Ebola Outbreak
A review of the latest infectious disease news.
New DRC Ebola Outbreak Emerging in Equateur Province
As of June 1, there have been at least 6 cases of Ebola detected in Mbandaka, a port city with a population of more than 1.2 million people.
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