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The Biggest Infectious Disease Threats

Awareness about antimicrobial resistance got a boost through recent campaigns such as Get Smart About Antibiotics Week.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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UK government sets up £1bn fund to fight malaria - BBC News

The UK government is to create a new £1bn fund aimed at eradicating malaria and other infectious diseases.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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'More money needed' to beat TB, health agencies warn - BBC News

More investment is needed to beat tuberculosis (TB), which has become one of the most deadly infectious diseases in the world, a coalition of health agencies warn.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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TB 'joins HIV as most deadly infection' - BBC News

Tuberculosis now ranks alongside HIV as the world's biggest killing infectious disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Landmark Developments in Infectious Diseases

The field of infectious diseases has made huge strides, but human behavior has at times impeded this progress.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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World Health Organization

The WHO Kobe Centre, along with the G7 Kobe Health Ministers' Meeting Promotion Committee and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan held an open, public Forum “Fight against Communicable Diseases -Thinking about Global Health Governance @ Kobe & Hyogo,” on 24 February 2016, from 18:00 to 19:30 at the Kobe International Conference Center. About 250 people attended the Forum with participants from the Kobe City Diet, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefectural and other municipal governments, health professional and associations, students, and the public at large. Four speakers from the WHO Kobe Centre, Sierra Leone, and from WHO Geneva made presentations.  
who.int
about 4 years ago
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Impact of START Trial Center Stage at European AIDS Meeting

New results on antiretroviral therapy and the fight against AIDS and other infectious diseases in Europe will be highlights of the meeting.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Team Approach Needed to Curb Inappropriate Prescribing

Infectious disease physicians and pharmacists should be involved in setting up antibiotic stewardship programs to minimize divisions, experts advise.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Ebola: One Year Later

The Nebraska Biocontainment Unit has emerged as a model and leader in preparedness for highly infectious diseases.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in pilgrims returning from the Hajj

Last month around two million international pilgrims travelled to Mecca in Saudi Arabia to join in the annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage before returning home to their countries of origin. Crowded close human and animal contact has caused previous communicable disease outbreaks.1 Coronaviruses2 such as Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which causes Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), have resulted in nosocomial outbreaks characterised by early nosocomial super-spreading events and transmission patterns involving healthcare workers. This poses great clinical concern as a potential cause of epidemics and threat to global health.  
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about 4 years ago
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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in pilgrims returning from the Hajj

Last month around two million international pilgrims travelled to Mecca in Saudi Arabia to join in the annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage before returning home to their countries of origin. Crowded close human and animal contact has caused previous communicable disease outbreaks.1 Coronaviruses2 such as Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which causes Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), have resulted in nosocomial outbreaks characterised by early nosocomial super-spreading events and transmission patterns involving healthcare workers. This poses great clinical concern as a potential cause of epidemics and threat to global health.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Reader Poll: Was the Price Hike for Daraprim Too High?

The cost of prescription drugs continues to cause controversy after the price increase of a 62-year-old infectious disease drug.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Company Hikes Price of Popular Drug

Officials at Turing Pharmaceuticals are defending a dramatic increase in the price of a drug used to treat infectious diseases.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Should I get a flu vaccine this year? - Nebraska Medicine

Infectious disease specialist Mark Rupp, MD recommends anyone older than six months of age receive a flu vaccine. Despite unproven theories which tend to cir...  
youtube.com
about 4 years ago
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Drug Goes From $13.50 a Tablet to $750, Overnight - NYTimes.com

Specialists in infectious disease are protesting a gigantic overnight increase in the price of a 62-year-old drug that is the standard of care for treating a life-threatening parasitic infection.  
mobile.nytimes.com
about 4 years ago
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The New Landscape of ABSSTI Treatment: Opportunities to Improve Patient Care CME

This activity is intended for infectious disease specialists and emergency medicine physicians, internal medicine/primary care physicians, and hospitalists.  
medscape.org
about 4 years ago
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Physician Average Salary: Medscape Compensation Report 2014

Current compensation levels do not appear to influence whether a physician would choose medicine again. The least likely to choose medicine again (plastic surgeons, orthopedists, radiologists, anesthesiologists) were also among the top earners. These specialists generally perform procedures and might perceive their incomes as declining under future regulations, which could have affected how they answered this question. Conversely, those who are on the low rungs of earnings (internists, family physicians, pediatricians, and infectious disease specialists) were in the top 5 for choosing medicine again.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Refugees pose little health risk, says WHO

The World Health Organization has sought to dispel any fears that refugees arriving in Europe may bring infectious diseases with them.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago