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ACIP Releases Updated Adult Immunization Schedule Recommendations
The CDC’s ACIP voted to approve updated adult immunization schedule recommendations for adults aged 19 years or older.
Assay for Quantitation of Hepatitis B Viral Load Receives PMA Approval by FDA
The FDA grants PMA approval for the Aptima HBV Quant Assay for the quantitation of hepatitis B viral load on the Panther system.
San Diego Hepatitis A Outbreak No Longer Local Public Health Emergency
The San Diego Board of Supervisors ends the local public health emergency announced in September 2017 for the ongoing hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego.
Hepatitis C-Related Hospitalizations Rise By Almost 50%
The opioid epidemic in the United States has led to a sharp increase in hepatitis C cases, and with that, a rise in hospitalizations according to a new report.
Ribavirin Remains Pivotal Component of Hepatitis C Treatment
A new study confirms the ribavirin steady-state serum levels that correspond to high rates of efficacy and low adverse events.
Michigan's Hepatitis A Outbreak Death Toll Reaches 22—Highest In US
Health officials across the United States have their hands full as hepatitis A cases continue to spring up.
The 10 Biggest Infectious Disease Outbreaks of 2017
We’ve rounded up the 10 biggest infectious disease outbreaks of 2017.
Four New Year's Resolutions for ID Specialists: Public Health Watch
Herewith, 4 New Year’s resolutions for the infectious disease community—at least according to us here on the Public Health Watch.
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