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High Efficacy With Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir + Voxilaprevir for Pangenotypic HCV

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 ...
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ID Care: An update on the Zika virus

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 ...
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Diagnosing Lyme Disease

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. ...
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ID Care: Antibiotics - The good, the bad and the ugly

Sir Alexander Fleming, a Scottish biologist, changed medicine forever when he accidentally discovered Penicillin in his laboratory in 1928. "When I woke up just after dawn on September 28, 1928, ...
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How Did Kids in Princeton Get HCV?

An outbreak of hepatitis C in mostly young, white, suburban heroin users who live in or near Princeton, NJ, made headlines after it was reported Oct. 7, 2015 at ID Week 2015 in San Diego, CA. Ronald ...
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ID Care: The facts on 'C diff'

Clostridium difficile, routinely referred to as "C diff", is a bacteria that resides in the colon. It can produce toxins that cause fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea – a manifestation of ...
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ID Care: What is whooping cough?

Pertussis is a respiratory illness commonly known as whooping cough. It is a very contagious disease. It is spread from person to person when infected people cough or sneeze while in close contact ...
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CRG Publishing and the Infectious Diseases Society of America Launch Digital Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT)

CRG Publishing, a Division of The Curry Rockefeller Group, LLC, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) announce the launch of the third edition of the seminal reference book, Handbook ...
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ID Care: Why are there so many new infectious diseases?

It seems as though every year we have a new infectious disease to worry about. This year, Zika virus has all the media attention. Indeed its unique feature of causing microcephaly, or small brain, in ...
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New Jersey Doctors Deliver First Zika-Affected Baby Born In Continental U.S.

18 Zika-infected adults have been reported in the state, but experts say there is still little risk of widespread outbreak While New Jersey is home to the first baby born in the continental United ...
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Princeton Patients Untreated after HCV Diagnosis

Hundreds of mostly white (92.5%), female (52.4%) suburban heroin users treated at a Princeton House, a Princeton, NJ facility for heroin detoxification were also found to have the hepatitis C virus. ...
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Linkage to Care for Suburban Heroin Users with Hepatitis C Virus Infection, New Jersey, USA

Volume 22, Number 5—May 2016 Eda Akyar, Kathleen H. Seneca, Serra Akyar, Neal Schofield, Mark P. Schwartz, and Ronald G. Nahass Author affiliations: ID Care, Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA (E. ...
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Will early detection of Lyme disease lead to better results?

Hopewell resident Patty Phillips has endured not one but two bouts of Lyme disease in the past 30 years — though she wonders if perhaps her more current symptoms are related to her original case ...
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ID Care: Why vaccinations are important

Thanks to dedicated vaccination efforts the United States has been polio free since 1979. In 2000 the United States had achieved measles elimination, meaning cases of transmission within the U.S. had ...
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ID Care: Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a virus that infects the liver which can cause a chronic infection that could lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Chronic hepatitis B infection affects 350 million people worldwide and ...
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Hillsborough Physician Downplays Potential Impact of Zika Virus in New Jersey as State and Local Agencies Prepare

HILLSBOROUGH - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta has confirmed several dozen cases of the rapidly-spreading Zika virus in the United States and a township physician says it ...
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Can your food make you sick?

Food-borne illness is a common, costly — yet preventable — public health problem. Each year, 1 in 6 Americans get sick consuming contaminated foods or beverages. Many different ...
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Is Your Sore Throat "Strep Throat"?

Many factors can contribute to a scratchy, painful sensation in your throat. Environmental allergies, post nasal drip, exposure to cigarette smoke are among the non-infectious etiologies. Infections ...
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What you need to know about mononucleosis

Infectious mononucleosis (also known as mono) is caused by Epstein Barr Virus (EBV). This infection is most common in childhood and adolescence. In the United States, more than 90 percent of adults ...
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HILLSBOROUGH: Don't overlook incidence of hepatitis C and HIV

To the editor:  I read with great interest Philip Sean Curran’s piece (“Heroin use increase spurs need for forum”) in the Princeton Packet of Nov. 27. I have been concerned for a ...
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ID CARE achieves MGMA recognition

The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) has identified New Jersey based ID CARE as a "Better Performer" in the recently released 2015 Performance and Practices of Successful Medical ...
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ID Care & Aetna reach contract agreement

ID CARE and Aetna Health Plans have reached an agreement on a new contract that covers infectious diseases services for Aetna insured patients. ID CARE is the most comprehensive group of infectious ...
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As NJ's heroin epidemic grows, potentially deadly hepatitis C spreads

As the heroin epidemic continues in New Jersey, an infectious disease specialist is finding that a growing number of heroin users are testing positive for a potentially deadly virus they don’t ...
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Hillsborough doctor sees Hepatitis C link to heroin use

HILLSBOROUGH - The use of heroin and heroin overdoses has grabbed headlines in Central Jersey all year. For Dr. Ronald Nahass, president of ID Care, a Hillsborough-based practice specializing in ...
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