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Lowering the Risk of Hepatitis C Virus Reinfection in HIV-Positive Men
Even when men who have sex with men are aware of the risk of hepatitis C infection, they aren’t always confident in their ability to go against the expectations of their peer group.
Ebola Readiness—A False Sense of Security?
A new report shows improvement in some areas but a vast gap in US health care readiness still exists.
Ebola's Effect on Elections in the Congo: Public Health Watch
What’s happening in the African nation is only the latest example of the catch-22 caused by political unrest and infectious disease outbreaks.
Deadly Marburg Virus Found in West Africa for First Time
Investigators have identified Marburg virus in Sierra Leone bats, marking the first time the hemorrhagic fever has been discovered in West Africa.
2019 Brings End to Hepatitis C Virus Treatment Rationing in Oregon
Patients with the hepatitis C virus who are on Medicaid in Oregon can expect to receive curative treatment in 2019, without having to wait for liver damage to set in.
Top 9 Infectious Disease Outbreaks of 2018
We've compiled a list of the top 9 infectious disease outbreaks of 2019.
Shorter Treatment for Hepatitis C Virus Possible with Earlier Detection of Infection
Successful treatment of recently acquired hepatitis C virus infection in 8 weeks, with a regimen currently approved for 12 weeks, could enable shorter, less costly treatment.
Human Protein Blocking Ebola Virus Growth May Lead to New Treatment
New findings on the ways Ebola proteins connect with human proteins may lead to a novel treatment for Ebola virus infections.