• A Polio-Free U.S. Thanks to Vaccine Efforts
    Thanks to effective vaccine, the United States has been polio-free since 1979. But poliovirus is still a threat in some countries. Be part of the success story and get your child vaccinated on schedule. Polio, or poliomyelitis, is an infectious viral disease that can strike ...More
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  • National Survey From AP-NORC Examines Perceptions of Healthcare Provider Quality
    The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research has released the results of a major survey examining the public's opinions about what it means to be a quality healthcare provider in the United States. The survey, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, ...More
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  • Mycobacteria Metabolism Discovery May Pave Way for New TB Drugs
    The mystery of why mycobacteria—a family that includes the microbe that causes TB—are extraordinarily hardy organisms is being unraveled by University of Otago, New Zealand, research that offers new hope for developing a revolutionary class of antibiotics to ...More
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  • Back to Basics: The PPE Primer
    This Pulse explains the basics of personal protective equipment (PPE), including identifying key pieces of PPE in the healthcare environment and outlining donning and doffing techniques that uphold infection control principles and practices. ...More
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  • Potential New Flu Drugs Target Immune Response, Not Virus
    The seriousness of disease often results from the strength of immune response, rather than with the virus, itself. Turning down that response, rather than attacking the virus, might be a better way to reduce that severity, says Juliet Morrison of the University of ...More
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  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 67 New Cases, 19 Deaths
    The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to monitor the evolution of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. The current epidemic trend of EVD outbreak in Sierra Leone and Liberia remains serious, with 67 new cases and 19 deaths ...More
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  • New HIV Prevention Recommendations Combine Biomedical and Behavioral Approaches
    In an innovative approach to HIV prevention, an interdisciplinary group of experts has come together for the first time to lay out a framework of best practices to optimize the role of the clinician in achieving an AIDS-free generation. The guidelines, which will be ...More
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  • Study Examines Rate of HIV Diagnosis in U.S.
    The annual HIV diagnosis rate in the U.S. decreased more than 30 percent from 2002-2011, with declines observed in several key populations, although increases were found among certain age groups of men who have sex with men, especially young men, according to a study in the ...More
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  • Hepatitis C Cured in Co-Infected HIV Patients
    A multicenter team of researchers report that in a phase III clinical trial, a combination drug therapy cures chronic hepatitis C in the majority of patients co-infected with both HIV and hepatitis C. "In many settings, hepatitis C is now a leading cause of death among HIV ...More
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