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Broadly Acting Antibodies in Blood of Ebola Survivors Offer Ample Protection Against Disease
Scientists supported by the NIAID discover a set of broadly neutralizing antibodies in the blood of Ebola survivors capable of providing substantial protection against the disease.
Five Action Steps to Integrate Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder & Infectious Disease Epidemics
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop highlights 5 key calls for action geared at health providers responsible for treating the infectious complications of patients with opioid use disorder.
Sepsis–Cancer Link Further Supported by National Cancer Institute Study
The results indicate a significant link between sepsis and 15 cancers in elderly patients.
Hepatitis A Outbreaks Continue to Grow in Multiple States
Hepatitis A outbreaks that have been crippling states across the nation since March of 2017 continue to wreak havoc in several cities.
Ebola Outbreak Reportedly Contained Following Implementation of Vaccine
There have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since June 6.
Another Adverse Effect of the Opioid Epidemic: Hepatitis C Infections
An increase in injection drug use in the United States has augmented the likelihood of acquiring HCV, particularly genotype 3. 
FDA Files Complaint Against Company Selling Unapproved Antiseptics Claiming to Prevent Infections
The FDA seeks a permanent injunction against a company selling unapproved hand sanitizers that claim to be effective against infections from several pathogens.
 
New Technology Platform Delivers Single-Dose Vaccines Targeting Multiple Viruses
Single-dose vaccines delivered via a new technology platform may offer full protection against Zika, Lassa fever, and Ebola.
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