Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Infectious Disease Infectious Disease en-us Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:08:30 UTC Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:08:30 UTC Immunization Update for Pharmacists Changes to immunization schedules, a review of this season’s flu shot, and potential vaccines in the pipeline were broached at the American Pharmacist Association’s Annual Meeting and Exposition session on immunizations. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:05:00 UTC Fear Factor Won’t Sway Vaccine Skeptics Using scare tactics to sway vaccine skeptics’ views tends to backfire, suggesting that pharmacists and other health care professionals should alter their approach to counseling these patients. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:40:00 UTC Could Claritin Cure Lyme Disease? An OTC allergy medication may be able to kill the bacteria behind Lyme disease, bringing researchers closer to developing the first targeted therapy for the debilitating infection. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:00:00 UTC Superbug Reports Spotlight Antimicrobial Stewardship Recent superbug exposure reported at a hospital in Los Angeles has shed light on the importance of antimicrobial stewardship. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 07:46:00 UTC "Superbug" Exposure Reported at UCLA Hospital More than 100 patients at a hospital in Los Angeles may have been exposed to a “superbug” that has been linked to at least 2 deaths at the facility. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 03:56:00 UTC “Holes in the Herd” Linked to Measles Spread The current measles outbreak across 14 US states indicates that too few individuals are being vaccinated to prevent infections, according to Jason Gallagher, a clinical pharmacy specialist in infectious diseases at Temple University. Sat, 07 Feb 2015 06:00:00 UTC Researchers Identify How Hepatitis Leads to Liver Cancer A recent study has identified how chronic hepatitis infection can pave the way to liver cancer. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 04:18:00 UTC Vaccination Becomes Hot-Button Issue as Measles Outbreak Grows The recent California measles outbreak appears to have galvanized the public’s attention in a way earlier outbreaks have not, putting the anti-vaccine movement on the defensive. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 06:37:00 UTC As Super Bowl Approaches, Arizona Grapples with Measles Outbreak Measles cases in Arizona and elsewhere could soar as football fans pour into the state for the Super Bowl. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:44:00 UTC 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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