Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Infectious Disease http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/infectious-disease/condition-rss 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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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’ http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/CDC-Childhood-Vaccinations-to-Prevent-732000-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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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