Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Infectious Disease 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 TIM-family proteins may be able to block a wide range of viral infections. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:53:18 EDT