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BLOOD-BORNE DISEASES NEWS - Page 12

Treatment as Prevention: A Comprehensive Approach to Hepatitis C Virus in Persons Who Inject Drugs
With IV drug use accounting for 60% of new infections, treatment for individuals in this population is necessary to stave off new infections.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of July 30, 2017
New HIV drugs, vaccine regulations in France, correlations between intestinal viruses & type 1 diabetes, the susceptibility of Florida mosquitoes to transmit chikungunya, and an evaluation of the risk of hepatitis B reactivation in veterans on direct-acting antiviral therapy make up our Top 5 articles for the week of July 30, 2017.
Mavyret Approved for Patients with Chronic HCV Genotypes 1-6 Without Cirrhosis
The US Food and Drug Administration approved Mavyret for adults with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes 1-6 without cirrhosis or with mild cirrhosis.
HBV Reactivation More Severe in HBV/HCV Coinfected Patients Receiving DAA Therapy
A recent study finds that HBV reactivation occurs earlier and is more severe in HBV/HCV coinfected patients treated with DAA therapy compared with patients treated with IFN-based therapy.
FDA Advisory Committee Vote in Favor of Dynavax's Hepatitis B Vaccine
In a 12-1 vote, the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee supported the safety data of a new potential hepatitis B vaccine.
France to Make Vaccinations For 11 Diseases Mandatory Starting in 2018
After Italy’s parliamentary decision to mandate vaccines, France health officials follow suit, requiring parents to vaccinate their children against 11 common illnesses starting in 2018.
New Study Evaluates Risk of HBV Reactivation in Veterans Receiving DAA Therapy
A new study published in the Journal of Hepatology evaluates the risk of HBV reactivation in veterans receiving direct-acting antiviral therapy.
Bats Provide Key Link in Undiscovered Disease Detection
Scientists make an interesting connection between bats and detecting undiscovered disease.
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