Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Infectious Disease http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/infectious-disease/condition-rss Infectious Disease en-us Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:02:49 EDT Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:02:49 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 ZMapp Reverses Ebola Infection in Animal Testing http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/ZMapp-Reverses-Ebola-Infection-in-Animal-Testing Experimental drug results in 100% recovery in primates up to 5 days following infection. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:26:28 EDT Despite Vaccine Controversy, Immunization Rates Remain High Among Young Children http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Despite-Vaccine-Controversy-Immunization-Rates-Remain-High-Among-Young-Children Vast majority of parents are opting for their young children to receive potentially lifesaving vaccines despite the controversy surrounding their right to refuse such immunizations. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:47:20 EDT Human Testing on Ebola Vaccine Will Begin Next Week http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Human-Testing-on-Ebola-Vaccine-Will-Begin-Next-Week Treatment co-developed by National Institutes of Health and GlaxoSmithKline gets fast-tracked as World Health Organization issues dire prediction. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:11:51 EDT Ebola Infects ‘Unprecedented’ Number of Health Care Workers http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Ebola-Infects-Unprecedented-Number-of-Health-Care-Workers Limitations in available staff and protective equipment put medical personnel at increased risk. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:44:01 EDT Liberian Doctor Treated with Experimental Ebola Drug ZMapp Dies http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Liberian-Doctor-Treated-with-Experimental-Ebola-Drug-ZMapp-Dies Efficacy of treatment still undetermined as World Health Organization raises cost of battle strategy. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 01:17:44 EDT Work Continues on New Ebola Drugs as Second Outbreak Hits Africa http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Work-Continues-on-New-Ebola-Drugs-as-Second-Outbreak-Hits-Africa A different Ebola strain reported in the Congo as researchers race to find a vaccine. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:39:46 EDT Pharmacist Interventions Significantly Improve Clinical Outcomes in HIV Outpatients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacist-Interventions-Significantly-Improve-Clinical-Outcomes-in-HIV-Outpatients Study suggests pharmacists are more than qualified to navigate outpatients with HIV through treatment options. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:37:01 EDT Early Combination Treatment Reduces HIV Viral Load in Infants, But Still Not a Cure http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Early-Combination-Treatment-Reduces-HIV-Viral-Load-in-Infants-But-Still-Not-a-Cure Ceasing treatment may be the only way to determine whether HIV is cured, but doing so carries long-term risks. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:18:01 EDT Bioethicists: With Limited Supply of Ebola Drugs, Strengthening Health Systems Should Be a Priority http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Bioethicists-With-Limited-Supply-of-Ebola-Drugs-Strengthening-Health-Systems-Should-Be-a-Priority Doctors say experimental Ebola drugs should not be limited to well-off patients. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:12:01 EDT Experimental Drug Protects Against Virus Similar to Ebola http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Experimental-Drug-Protects-Against-Virus-Similar-to-Ebola Promising treatment protects nonhuman primates from Marburg virus up to 3 days after infection. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:39:27 EDT Relief Group Calls Ebola Response Inadequate While American Patients Get Tested for Possible Exposure http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Relief-Group-Calls-Ebola-Response-Inadequate-While-American-Patients-Get-Tested-for-Possible-Exposure Doctors Without Borders says virus cannot be contained without massive mobilization of resources to West Africa. 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