Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Infectious Disease Infectious Disease en-us Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:01:54 EDT Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:01:54 EDT Relief Group Calls Ebola Response Inadequate While American Patients Get Tested for Possible Exposure Doctors Without Borders says virus cannot be contained without massive mobilization of resources to West Africa. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:26:01 EDT Guidelines for Vaccination of Immunocompromised Individuals from the Infectious Diseases Society of America: An In-Depth Guide Key points from the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s updated guidelines for vaccination of immunocompromised individuals. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:37:59 EDT NIH Accelerates Human Testing for Experimental Ebola Vaccine Ebola-related death toll climbs above 1200 as health care workers face increased threats from desperate region. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:24:42 EDT HPV Vaccination Still Low Among Adolescents Roughly one-third of teen girls’ clinicians and almost half of teen boys’ clinicians did not recommend HPV vaccination in 2013. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:27:20 EDT FDA Cautions Consumers About Fraudulent Ebola Products FDA stresses that dietary supplements cannot prevent or cure the Ebola virus. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:33:01 EDT WHO: Ebola Outbreak ‘Vastly Underestimated’ World Health Organization cautions outbreak could last for several months. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 03:13:30 EDT Efforts Accelerated to Push Untested Ebola Drugs into Clinical Trials Vaccine developed by Canadian government could be mass produced within months. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:44:50 EDT Canada Donates Experimental Ebola Drug in Wake of WHO Decision to Use Untested Treatments World Health Organization declaration assures drug manufacturers that there will be a market for Ebola medications. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:22:37 EDT Experimental Ebola Drug Sent to Treat Infected Liberian Doctors Supply of ZMapp now gone as death toll climbs above 1000. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 02:08:51 EDT WHO Projects Ebola Vaccine Will Be Ready for 2015 Several treatments for hemorrhagic fever are in different stages of development. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 01:30:53 EDT FDA Upgrades Hold on Trial Drug as WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak an International Health Emergency Clinical hold on Tekmira’s Ebola treatment changed to partial hold by the FDA. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 01:25:18 EDT Ethical Review Set for Experimental Ebola Treatment The World Health Organization will examine an unproven Ebola treatment that showed promise in 2 Americans infected with the virus. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 01:16:48 EDT Researchers Continue Investigation of Promising Ebola Antibodies Amid Rising Death Toll Efforts to halt the spread of Ebola continue as a Saudi Arabian man suspected of having the virus adds to the climbing death toll in West Africa. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 01:04:21 EDT Fears of US Ebola Outbreak Spread as Experimental Serum Shows Promise A New York man who showed symptoms of Ebola has been deemed unlikely to have the virus. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:29:58 EDT Rotavirus Vaccination Decreases Diarrhea Hospitalizations Among Kids Since the introduction of routine rotavirus vaccination in 2006, rates of diarrhea-related hospitalizations in US children have decreased significantly. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:28:58 EDT US Measles Cases Reach 20-Year High The number of measles cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the first 5 months of 2014 is the highest reported for that period since 1994. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 03:35:41 EDT Regular Informational Emails Help Combat Hospital Infection A public hospital in Florida that struggled to control antibiotic-resistant infections for almost 2 decades finally succeeded by sending regular detailed emails to hospital leaders and intensive care unit personnel. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 02:30:01 EDT Tdap Vaccination During Pregnancy Appears Safe A small study suggests that pertussis vaccination during pregnancy increases antibody concentration in infants without increasing the rate of adverse reactions. Thu, 29 May 2014 12:09:51 EDT CDC: Childhood Vaccinations to Prevent 732,000 Deaths in Kids Born Since 1994 A report finds that childhood vaccinations, boosted by the Vaccines for Children program, will prevent 322 million illnesses and 21 million hospitalizations throughout the lives of children born in the last 2 decades. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:36:53 EDT Antibiotic Use Linked with Most C Difficile Infections in Kids A new study finds that 73% of children who developed Clostridium difficile infection were prescribed antibiotics in the 12 weeks prior to diagnosis, and 71% of cases were community-associated. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:38:15 EDT