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When Invasive Meningococcal Disease Presents Abdominally
Invasive meningococcal disease doesn’t always present with the classic symptoms of stiff neck and headache—for a small subset of IMD patients, the abdomen is where the disease shows itself.
Hospital Patients in Colorado at Risk of Hepatitis & HIV Following Surgery
The risk comes after it was found that surgical instruments used for orthopedic and spine surgeries were not cleaned properly and consequently, the sterilization of those instruments was compromised.
CDC's Uganda-Based Viral Surveillance Program Significantly Reduces Disease Detection Time
The program can detect viral hemorrhagic fevers about 12 days faster than previous efforts.
Global Virome Project Will Spend Next 10 Years Identifying Unknown Viruses in the Wild
The Global Virome Project is set to launch in 2018, and will spend the next 10 years working to identify as many as 827,000 unknown viruses in the wild.
Direct-Acting Antiviral Combo Yields High Rates of SVR in Patients with Previous Virologic Failure
The combination of direct-acting antiviral agents glecaprevir/pibrentasvir (G/P), sofosbuvir, and ribavirin yielded a high rate of sustained viral response at weeks 4 and 12 in patients who had previously experienced virologic failure on G/P treatment.
CDC's ACIP Recommends Dynavax's Hepatitis B Vaccine To Prevent Virus In Adults
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has included HEPLISAV-B on its list of recommended products for use to vaccinate adults against hepatitis B.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—February 11, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
Exciting New Hepatitis C Therapies Approved at the End of 2017
Treatment-experienced patients still have some good options.
Big advances in treatment can