Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Infectious Disease http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/infectious-disease/condition-rss Infectious Disease en-us Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:10:39 EDT Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:10:39 EDT CDC Ebola Response Team Converges on New York City http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/CDC-Ebola-Response-Team-Converges-on-New-York-City Three individuals who were in close contact with an Ebola patient have been placed under quarantine. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:03:01 EDT The Ebola Epidemic: What Pharmacists Need to Know http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/The-Ebola-Epidemic-What-Pharmacists-Need-to-Know Learn about the strains involved in current and past Ebola epidemics, features of the virus, information about aerosolized spread, and treatments in development. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:14:40 EDT Dozens of Americans Clear Ebola Monitoring Period http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Dozens-of-Americans-Clear-Ebola-Monitoring-Period Progress in the fight against an Ebola outbreak has been made on 2 fronts. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:21:48 EDT Texas Hospital Worker Exposed to Ebola Quarantined on Cruise Ship http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Texas-Hospital-Worker-Exposed-to-Ebola-Quarantined-on-Cruise-Ship A hospital employee may have been in contact with clinical specimens from a deceased Ebola patient. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:31:33 EDT CDC: Second Ebola-Infected Nurse Should Not Have Been Allowed to Travel http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/CDC-Second-Ebola-Infected-Nurse-Should-Not-Have-Been-Allowed-to-Travel The second nurse to become infected with the Ebola virus after treating the index patient in Texas should not have been allowed to board a flight from Ohio earlier this week. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:57:33 EDT Latest US Ebola Case Traveled by Air Before Reporting Symptoms http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Latest-US-Ebola-Case-Traveled-by-Air-Before-Reporting-Symptoms A second health care worker who tested positive for the Ebola virus traveled by air the day before her symptoms appeared. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:30:14 EDT Pneumococcal Vaccine Prevents Antibiotic-Resistant Infections http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pneumococcal-Vaccine-Prevents-Antibiotic-Resistant-Infections The vaccine that prevents illness and death from pneumococcal infection also combats severe antibiotic-resistant disease in young children. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:14:48 EDT CDC Investigating Protocol Breach in Second Dallas Ebola Case http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/CDC-Investigating-Protocol-Breach-in-Second-Dallas-Ebola-Case Investigators are working to resolve how a health care worker in Texas contracted the Ebola virus while caring for an infected patient. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 01:31:01 EDT Four Drugs Comprise Half of All Inpatient Antimicrobial Treatment http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Four-Drugs-Comprise-Half-of-All-Inpatient-Antimicrobial-Treatment Roughly half of all patients hospitalized between May 2011 and September 2011 received at least 1 antimicrobial drug. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 08:22:44 EDT Enhanced Ebola Screening Underway at US Airports http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Enhanced-Ebola-Screening-Underway-at-US-Airports Five US airports that receive the majority of travelers from West African nations will add new layers of entry screening. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 08:16:26 EDT High Cost of Universal MRSA Screening Impedes Hospital Implementation http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/High-Cost-of-Universal-MRSA-Screening-Impedes-Hospital-Implementation Although many policymakers recommend universal screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection, individual hospitals may lack the funding to execute it. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:07:01 EDT Ebola Vaccine Development Remains an Urgent Priority http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Ebola-Vaccine-Development-Remains-an-Urgent-Priority World Health Organization officials are stressing that clinical trials on Ebola vaccine candidates need to be expedited. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:54:22 EDT HPV Awareness Does Not Increase Vaccination Rates http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/HPV-Awareness-Does-Not-Increase-Vaccination-Rates Parents who know about the human papillomavirus are not more likely to get their adolescent daughters vaccinated. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 01:54:28 EDT CDC Keeping Tabs on Those Exposed to Texas Ebola Patient http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/CDC-Keeping-Tabs-on-Those-Exposed-to-Texas-Ebola-Patient Authorities are homing in on those who may have been in contact with a Liberian national who traveled to Dallas while infected with the Ebola virus. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 09:07:40 EDT Ongoing Efforts to Limit Ebola in Texas http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Ongoing-Efforts-to-Limit-Ebola-in-Texas Texas health care officials have ordered close relatives of the Dallas Ebola patient to stay home. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 12:43:47 EDT Tests to Speed Flu Detection Advance in Development http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Tests-to-Speed-Flu-Detection-Advance-in-Development Tests that may help health care professionals diagnose influenza more quickly and accurately have received support from the US Department of Health and Human Services. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:12:01 EDT Despite First Confirmed Case, Ebola Poses No Threat to United States http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Despite-First-Confirmed-Case-Ebola-Poses-No-Threat-to-United-States Officials stress that the strength of the US health care system will contain the virus. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:26:38 EDT New Technologies Harness Genetics in Superbug Fight http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/New-Technologies-Harness-Genetics-in-Superbug-Fight Researchers are relying on genetics to develop new approaches for combating drug-resistant bacteria. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:05:29 EDT Ebola Epidemic Deemed the Most Severe Public Health Emergency of Modern Times http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Ebola-Epidemic-Deemed-the-Most-Severe-Public-Health-Emergency-of-Modern-Times As the Ebola outbreak worsens, interest in therapies using recovered victims’ blood grows. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:02:49 EDT Doctors Without Borders Warns Ebola Is Winning http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Doctors-Without-Borders-Warns-Ebola-Is-Winning The current Ebola epidemic is causing the health care system in West Africa to collapse. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:05:19 EDT