Viral Infections

Once daily glecaprevir-pibrentasvir treats HCV genotype 1,3

Once daily glecaprevir-pibrentasvir treats HCV genotype 1,3

Once daily glecaprevir-pibrentasvir for 8 or 12 weeks successfully treated HCV genotype 1 and 3.

ACIP releases 2018 recommended immunization schedule for adults

ACIP releases 2018 recommended immunization schedule for adults

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The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices updated its immunization recommendations for adults.

HCV treatment hinders liver fibrosis progression

HCV treatment hinders liver fibrosis progression

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Patients with chronic HCV with a sustained virologic response were more likely to have a reduced progression of liver fibrosis.

Viral respiratory infections associated with increased risk of acute myocardial infarction

In a self-controlled case series, patients were observed to have increased incidence of hospital admissions for acute myocardial infarction within seven-days of respiratory virus detection.

Airborne influenza transmission possible through exhalation

Airborne influenza transmission possible through exhalation

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Influenza infections are independently compartmentalized in the upper and lower airways.

Man flu: man-made or real illness?

Man flu: man-made or real illness?

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Men may experience a lower immune response than women, adding insight to the man flu debate.

HIV occurrences decline in Uganda from 1999 to 2016

HIV occurrences decline in Uganda from 1999 to 2016

The decrease in HIV incidence in Uganda was facilitated by antiretroviral therapy, male circumcision, and adolescent abstinence.

Reduced effectiveness of last season's flu vaccine traced to mutation in chicken eggs

Reduced effectiveness of last season's flu vaccine traced to mutation in chicken eggs

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New virus mutations make antibody binding difficult as mismatches in vaccines and viruses emerge.

Zika virus guidelines for pregnant women issued by CDC

Zika virus guidelines for pregnant women issued by CDC

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As the mosquito-borne Zika virus spreads throughout the Americas, the CDC has issued a series of interim guidelines for clinicians treating patients who may have been exposed.

CDC, ACP issue guidelines for appropriate antibiotic use for acute respiratory tract infection in adults

CDC, ACP issue guidelines for appropriate antibiotic use for acute respiratory tract infection in adults

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Reducing inappropriate antibiotic prescribing will improve the quality of patient care, decrease healthcare costs, and preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics.

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