News from October 2016

October 31, 2016

NEW ORLEANS, LA—For patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection genotype (GT) 1–6, treatment with sofosbuvir/velpatasvir plus voxilaprevir (GS-9857) once daily was safe, well tolerated, and highly effective in treatment-naive and treatment-experienced patients, reported Ronald Nahass, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA, from ID Care, Inc., Hillsborough, NJ, at IDWeek 2016. Sofosbuvir is a nucleotide analog NS5B polymerase …

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October 12, 2016

Zika virus spreads to people through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitos can be found in many areas of the US including parts of southern NJ during the summer. Zika can also be passed through sex from a person who has Zika and it can be spread from a pregnant woman …

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October 5, 2016

Richard Krieger, MD, chairman of the Infection Control Committee at Chilton Medical Center, and infectious disease physician at ID care, discusses how clinicians go about diagnosing Lyme disease. Interview Transcript (slightly modified for readability) “The problem with misdiagnosing people who have chronic symptoms for Lyme disease is that some of them are so nonspecific and …

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