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BLOOD-BORNE DISEASES NEWS - Page 1

Ebola Virus Can Persist in Male and Female Survivors Following Discharge
Investigators now think that Ebola prevention methods should be a top priority moving forward.
WHO Prequalifies Merck's Ebola Vaccine, J&J Vaccine to Deploy Thursday
Prequalification status indicates that the vaccine meets the WHO’s standard for efficacy, safety, and quality.
NYC Health + Hospitals Celebrates 5 Years of Special Pathogens Preparedness
Since 2014 NYC Health + Hospitals has worked to maintain preparedness against diseases like Ebola. 
Rapid Tests Aren't Always Accurate in Testing for HIV, HCV and HBV
Blood sample testing in African countries using rapid tests is a mixed message. Accuracy in HIV improved, but accuracy in hepatitis B and C testing did not.
Intrauterine Drug Exposure Linked With Increased Risk for Pediatric HCV
Results from a study at a Cincinnati hospital point to the importance of testing at-risk infants for HCV as the opioid crisis impacts prevalence of the infection.
DRC Ebola Outbreak Remains Public Health Emergency of International Concern
Leaders from the WHO and various impacted countries met to assess the risks of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the future of the outbreak response.  
 
Diluted Ebola Vaccine Effective in Animal Model Study
Scientists from the National Institutes of Health are hopeful that diluting a dose of the VSV vaccine could be efficacious and stretch vaccine supplies even further.
HCV-Associated Mortality Continues Decline in US, but Gaps Remain
Although the overall mortality rate for HCV has declined, clinicians will have to focus on individuated factors to address lingering barriers.
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