Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Infectious Disease http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/infectious-disease/condition-rss Infectious Disease en-us Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:56:40 UTC Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:56:40 UTC Latest CDC Flu Stats Show Bad Influenza Season http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Latest-CDC-Flu-Stats-Show-Bad-Influenza-Season Flu activity continued to worsen throughout the United States in the final week of 2014. Fri, 09 Jan 2015 04:00:53 UTC Heroin Abuse Aggravates HIV Progression http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Heroin-Abuse-Aggravates-HIV-Progression Even intermittent heroin abuse can worsen human immunodeficiency virus infections. Thu, 01 Jan 2015 02:00:16 UTC Pharmacists Optimize HIV Treatment in Ambulatory Care Settings http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacists-Optimize-HIV-Treatment-in-Ambulatory-Care-Settings The role of pharmacists in HIV care across ambulatory care settings is expanding. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 04:57:23 UTC CDC Approves New Ebola Treatment Centers http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/CDC-Approves-New-Ebola-Treatment-Centers While there are currently no active cases of Ebola virus infection in the United States, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that 35 hospitals across the country are now designated treatment centers for the virus. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 06:31:38 UTC Powdered Measles Vaccine Shows Promise in Human Trial http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Powdered-Measles-Vaccine-Shows-Promise-in-Human-Trial A powdered measles vaccine delivered by a puff of air triggered no adverse side effects during early human testing, and future clinical trials will likely establish its efficacy. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 06:53:01 UTC International Pharmaceutical Federation Mobilizes Ebola Response http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/International-Pharmaceutical-Federation-Mobilizes-Ebola-Response With a mission to help pharmacists throughout the world prevent the potential spread of the Ebola virus, the International Pharmaceutical Federation has launched a suite of resources to advise community pharmacists on the threat. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 03:50:55 UTC Doctors Without Borders Accelerates Response to Ebola Crisis http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Doctors-Without-Borders-Accelerates-Response-to-Ebola-Crisis While the Ebola scare has started to fade away in the United States, the crisis continues to devastate West Africa, where the death toll has climbed above 5000 with more than 14000 confirmed and suspected cases. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:47:54 UTC Supportive Care Increases Odds of Ebola Survival http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Supportive-Care-Increases-Odds-of-Ebola-Survival Enhancing supportive care improves the chances of a patient surviving an Ebola infection. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:35:01 UTC US Now Free of All Known Ebola Cases http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/US-Now-Free-of-All-Known-Ebola-Cases A New York City physician who became infected with Ebola after treating patients in West Africa was released from the hospital after being declared virus free. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:40:01 UTC mHealth Helps Stop Ebola in Senegal http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/mHealth-Helps-Stop-Ebola-in-Senegal A potential Ebola outbreak in Senegal was snuffed out thanks in part to an innovative text-messaging program originally intended to help patients with diabetes manage their disease. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 04:26:01 UTC Enterovirus Outbreak on the Decline http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Enterovirus-Outbreak-on-the-Decline The severe respiratory illness that infected more than 1000 children across the United States is starting to wane. Tue, 04 Nov 2014 03:40:16 UTC Can an Ancient Scourge Provide Modern Therapy Insights? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Can-an-Ancient-Scourge-Provide-Modern-Therapy-Insights Could the key to fighting modern illnesses lie in a disease that was an epidemic centuries ago? Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:37:56 UTC Better Protective Equipment Needed to Prevent Ebola Infection http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Better-Protective-Equipment-Needed-to-Prevent-Ebola-Infection New recommendations for the removal of protective gear highlight the need for enhanced technologies. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 03:51:47 UTC Mandatory Ebola Quarantines Face Federal Fire http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Mandatory-Ebola-Quarantines-Under-Federal-Fire Federal officials are questioning state policies that mandate a 21-day quarantine of health care workers who treat Ebola patients. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 02:29:39 UTC 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 02:03:01 UTC 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 02:14:40 UTC 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 04:21:48 UTC 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 03:31:33 UTC 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 03:57:33 UTC 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 03:30:14 UTC