Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Infectious Disease http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/infectious-disease/condition-rss Infectious Disease en-us Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:21:07 EDT Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:21:07 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 Polypharmacy Hinders HIV Drug Adherence http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Polypharmacy-Hinders-HIV-Drug-Adherence Among HIV-positive patients, concurrent use of medications is associated with nonadherence to antiretroviral therapy. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:33:01 EDT Nearly One-Third of Sierra Leone Quarantined to Control Ebola http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Nearly-One-Third-of-Sierra-Leone-Quarantined-to-Control-Ebola Obama calls for international response to prevent “humanitarian catastrophe.” Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:42:46 EDT Without Ramped-Up Ebola Response Efforts, Afflicted Nations Could Collapse http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Without-Ramped-Up-Ebola-Response-Efforts-Afflicted-Nations-Could-Collapse Potential for widespread chaos and eventual collapse of hardest-hit nations without ramped-up international response. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:47:24 EDT Influenza, Pneumococcal Coinfection Increase Ear Infection Risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Influenza-Pneumococcal-Coinfection-Increase-Ear-Infection-Risk Influenza boosts the ability of pneumococci to cause middle ear and throat infections. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:10:45 EDT CDC Calls for Greater Vaccination Against Impending Influenza http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/CDC-Calls-for-Greater-Vaccination-Against-Impending-Influenza Officials from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging all Americans aged 6 months and older to receive flu shots for the impending influenza season. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 03:35:01 EDT Pregnancy Heightens Immune Response to Influenza, Making Vaccination a Key Preventive Measure http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pregnancy-Heightens-Immune-Response-to-Influenza-Making-Vaccination-a-Key-Preventive-Measure Pregnant women exhibit a more powerful immune response to influenza, but only half are currently vaccinated. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:24:45 EDT Ultimate Severity of Ebola Outbreak Cannot Be Foreseen http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Ultimate-Severity-of-Ebola-Outbreak-Cannot-Be-Foreseen Model used to predict eventual size of Ebola outbreak outpaced by scale of current epidemic. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:25:28 EDT Medical Supplies Flood into Sierra Leone During Ebola Quarantine http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Medical-Supplies-Flood-into-Sierra-Leone-During-Ebola-Quarantine Efforts to contain the virus increase as death toll continues to rise. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:25:43 EDT Obama Ramps Up Response to Ebola Epidemic http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Obama-Ramps-Up-Response-to-Ebola-Epidemic Thousands of US military personnel will deploy to West Africa. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:05:21 EDT Worst-Case Scenario: Nearly 300,000 New Ebola Cases in 2014 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Worst-Case-Scenario-Nearly-300000-New-Ebola-Cases-in-2014 Current transmission rates from primary cases to secondary cases could cause Ebola epidemic to explode. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:05:40 EDT WHO Urges Global Community to Send Resources to Halt Ebola Spread http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/WHO-Urges-Global-Community-to-Send-Resources-to-Halt-Ebola-Spread Organization warns disease is spreading faster than it can be contained. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:20:19 EDT Tracking Fruit Bats May Identify Regions at Greatest Risk for Ebola Epidemic http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Tracking-Fruit-Bats-May-Identify-Regions-at-Greatest-Risk-for-Ebola-Epidemic Countries at highest risk for Ebola transmission identified through animal migration patterns. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:04:24 EDT To Halt Ebola Outbreak, Rigorous Safety Measures for Health Care Workers Are Needed http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/To-Halt-Ebola-Outbreak-Rigorous-Safety-Measures-for-Health-Care-Workers-Are-Needed Commentary stresses importance of safe removal of protective gear among those caring for infected patients. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:28:15 EDT Health Care Workers "Fighting a Forest Fire with Spray Bottles" as Ebola Spreads Unabated http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Health-Care-Workers-Fighting-a-Forest-Fire-with-Spray-Bottles-as-Ebola-Spreads-Unabated Ebola epidemic expected to surge, though relief workers are already overwhelmed by increasing patient volume. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:52:50 EDT Experimental Vaccine Protects Primates Infected with Ebola http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Experimental-Vaccine-Protects-Primates-Infected-with-Ebola Progress made on new Ebola drugs as US government pledges resources to West Africa. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:08:48 EDT Therapy in Development for Different Ebola Strains http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Therapy-in-Development-for-Different-Ebola-Strains Researchers seek to get ahead of potential future Ebola outbreaks. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:57:51 EDT Protein May Block Release of Ebola Virus, HIV http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Protein-May-Block-Release-of-Ebola-Virus-HIV TIM-family proteins may be able to block a wide range of viral infections. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:53:18 EDT