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Extra Weight Linked with Increased Survival in Some Patients with Infectious Diseases
The results of 2 studies indicate that patients who are overweight or obese have better mortality outcomes than patients who are at a normal weight when it comes to fighting off infectious diseases.
Top 5 Infectious Disease News of the Week—May 20, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
Don't Discount Low Efficiency Influenza Vaccines
With optimal distribution, even low-efficacy flu vaccines can make a difference, although their benefits vary somewhat depending on which age group has a high uptake rate.
1 in 4 Die of Acute Infections in South African City with High HIV Rate
New research suggests that too many patients with acute infections are dying in one South African city affected by high rates of HIV and TB.
New Drugs, Vaccines Continue to Advance in the Global Fight Against MERS-CoV: Public Health Watch
The virus associated with the Middle East may or may not pose a threat to the United States, but researchers here are still working hard to find treatments and preventative vaccines.
Lefamulin Meets All Primary Endpoints in LEAP 2 Phase 3 Trial for the Treatment of CABP
Nabriva Therapeutics plans to file a New Drug Application with the FDA in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Test for Bacteria vs Virus Doesn't Influence Antibiotic Prescribing
Procalcitonin levels can help differentiate bacterial and viral infections but did not influence antibiotic prescribing in hospital emergency departments.
Top 5 Infectious Disease News of the Week—May 13, 2018
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top five infectious disease articles from this past week.
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