• ACIP Reaffirms Recommendation for Annual Influenza Vaccination
    Today the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted on its annual influenza vaccine recommendations for 2015-2016. ACIP voted to continue to recommend that all persons 6 months and older be vaccinated annually against influenza. However ACIP did not renew ...More
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  • Warning Signals from the Volatile World of Influenza Viruses
    The current global influenza situation is characterized by a number of trends that must be closely monitored. These include: an increase in the variety of animal influenza viruses co-circulating and exchanging genetic material, giving rise to novel strains; continuing cases ...More
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  • TSRI Team Shows How Rare Antibody Targets Ebola and Marburg Viruses
    Marburg virus is Ebola's deadly cousin. The virus is up to 90 percent lethal, and doctors are desperate for tools to fight it. Now scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have captured the first images showing how immune molecules bind to a site on the surface ...More
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  • Latency is a Survival Tactic Employed by HIV
    New research from the Gladstone Institutes for the first time provides strong evidence that HIV latency is controlled not by infected host cells, but by the virus itself. This fundamentally changes how scientists perceive latency, presenting it as an evolutionarily ...More
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  • FDA Approves New Antibacterial Drug Avycaz
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Avycaz (ceftazidime-avibactam), a new antibacterial drug product, to treat adults with complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI), in combination with metronidazole, and complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), ...More
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  • Sewage Provides Insight Into the Human Microbiome
    A new study demonstrates that sewage is an effective means to sample the fecal bacteria from millions of people. Researchers say the information gleaned from the work provides a unique opportunity to monitor, through gut microbes, the public health of a large population ...More
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  • Multicenter Study Finds Respiratory Viruses Most Common Cause of Pneumonia in Children
    Respiratory viruses, not bacterial infections, are the most commonly detected causes of community-acquired pneumonia in children, according to new research released Feb. 26 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The multicenter Etiology of Pneumonia in the Community (EPIC) ...More
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  • Ebola Teaches Us That Public Health Preparedness Requires Ethics Preparedness
    Today the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues reported that the federal government has both a prudential and a moral responsibility to actively participate in coordinated global responses to public health emergencies wherever they arise. "The Ebola ...More
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  • New Evidence Helps Healthcare Workers in the Fight Against Ebola
    One year after the first Ebola cases started to surface in Guinea, the latest findings from a Cochrane review show new ways of hydrating patients in critical-care environments across the world. The study, published today in the Cochrane Library, will give healthcare workers ...More
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  • One Case of Human Infection with H5N6 Virus in China is Reported to WHO
    On Feb. 23, 2015, the Department of Health, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), China notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of one additional laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. A 61-year-old man from Hong Kong ...More
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