Daily Archives: November 15, 2016

ASTMH 2016: Fungal infections still kill too many people with HIV

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ATLANTA, Ga – By the time the vast majority of people who have HIV reach testing and treatment for the virus, they have had it long enough, Greg Greene of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said here today, that they are vulnerable to deadly fungal infections. One, cryptococcal meningitis, causes 11 percent […]

Can big data fill gaps in epidemic awareness, responses? Researchers say yes, with caveats

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With social media, cell phone logs, online news reports and electronic medical records, researchers say, “big data” is getting bigger, and can go where traditional infectious disease surveillance can’t . . . The more that was learned about how and where Ebola was spreading during the 2014-2015 crisis in West Africa, the more quickly it […]