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Infectious Disease News

November 01, 2014
October 31, 2014
As the coordinated response to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the United States has evolved over the past months, CDC and other federal officials have...
Pharmacists should be aware of Ebola symptoms, ask patients with symptoms about recent travel history
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November 01, 2014
October 30, 2014
With influenza season ahead, pharmacists need to prepare for the common respiratory illnesses, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary...
Focus on Respiratory Diseases
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October 27, 2014
October 27, 2014
The Obama administration said it will release new guidelines later this week for health care workers returning from Ebola virus disease (EVD)-...
Pharmacists remain integral part of help here and abroad
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October 15, 2014
October 15, 2014
With news that a second health care worker in Texas has tested positive for Ebola virus disease (EVD), the focus on preparing hospitals in proper...
Second infected health care worker has officials on high alert
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October 07, 2014
October 07, 2014
State health departments across the country are investigating several reported cases of severe respiratory illness in children, many attributed to...
Nearly 600 people in 43 states and DC have been confirmed with the virus that afflicts mostly children
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October 02, 2014
October 02, 2014
The first person with Ebola virus disease (EVD) has been confirmed in the United States. CDC has deployed 10 experts to Texas, where the patient is...
First U.S. Ebola case has health officials taking every precaution
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September 22, 2014
September 22, 2014
Just in time for flu season, CDC published new study data in its weekly epidemiological digest, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, which may...
New data paint a more complete picture of influenza vaccination coverage
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August 26, 2014
August 26, 2014
Between August 19 and 20, 142 new cases of Ebola and 77 deaths were reported from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria, according to the...
Pharmacists at the forefront of Ebola outbreak
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August 05, 2014
August 05, 2014
As cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) continue to climb in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria, two American aid workers who contracted the...
As the first point of care for many patients, pharmacists can help contain outbreak
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