Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Infectious Disease http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/infectious-disease/condition-rss Infectious Disease en-us Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:33:48 EST Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:33:48 EST 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 11:57:23 EST 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 01:31:38 EST 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 01:53:01 EST 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 10:50:55 EST 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 12:47:54 EST 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 12:35:01 EST 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 12:40:01 EST 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 11:26:01 EST 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 10:40:16 EST 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 12:37:56 EDT 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 11:51:47 EDT 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 10:29:39 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