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Hepatitis C Rates Drop Drastically in London Residents With HIV
A London study shows that men infected with HIV are acquiring HCV at much lower levels than before.
Universal HCV Screening During Pregnancy 'Highly' Cost-Effective: Study
The first study to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening among pregnant women in the US in the era of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment demonstrates that it would be "highly" cost effective, even in states with low HCV prevalence.
Ebola Response in DRC Continuously Complicated by Violence
Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo has complicated public health efforts and overshadowed strides made in the response to the Ebola outbreak there.
Needle-Exchange Programs Cost-Effective Way to Reduce Hepatitis C Among Drug Users: Public Health Watch
UK study in Addiction identifies benefits for controversial programs proposed as a solution for the ongoing opioid crisis.
Many Health Workers in DRC Demonstrate Ability to Neutralize Ebola Virus
A new study reports that many health care workers had the ability to neutralize the Ebola virus, despite never exhibiting symptoms of infection.
A New Discovery Could Help Prevent Future Ebola Transmission
Investigators have detected the presence of Ebola in a bat in Liberia, revealing more about how bats serve as reservoirs for the deadly pathogen.
Is Eradicating Viral Hepatitis by 2030 a Realistic Goal?
A new analysis sheds light on what is needed to hit this benchmark.
Rift Valley Fever: The Next Big Threat to Pregnant Women?
Women living in or traveling to Africa and the Middle East should take precautions and avoid contact with mosquitoes and livestock.
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