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Daily TB Therapy Superior to Thrice-Weekly in Patients with HIV
A recent study finds that daily antituberculosis therapy is more effective than a thrice-weekly regimen among HIV-positive patients with pulmonary tuberculosis.
Shorter Duration Tuberculosis Prevention Option Available for People Living With HIV
A new study finds that a 1-month course of antibiotics is as safe & effective as the commonly recommended 9-month course in preventing tuberculosis in those with HIV.
Top 5 Infectious Disease News of the Week—March 18, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
TB Cases Decline in the US, But Progress Too Slow to Achieve Elimination in This Century
In light of World TB Day, the CDC has released provisional TB surveillance data indicating a decline in cases in the United States, but at a rate that’s too slow to achieve elimination in this century.
As Flu Season Winds Down, New Study Highlights Inflight Transmission Risks
The National Center for Health Statistics has released new data on flu vaccination rates in the United States, as 1 new study shows which airline passengers may be at greatest risk of catching the flu inflight.
NIAID Sponsors Clinical Trials to Combat Future Pandemics of H7N9
The first reports of H7N9 infection amongst humans occurred in China in 2013.
Fighting Flu: Managing and Preventing Influenza with Antivirals
Taking into account the severity of this flu season, it is important that health care providers understand and choose the best treatment option for each patient.
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.
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