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hepatitis A and hepatitis B (recombinant) vaccine (Twinrix)

hepatitis A and hepatitis B (recombinant) vaccine (Twinrix)

What is the hepatitis B/hepatitis A vaccine and what is it for? Hepatitis A/B vaccine is a man-made combination vaccine containing inactivated hepatitis A virus strain and non-infectious hepatitis B virus surface antigen. Inactive Hepatitis A virus combined with hepatitis B antigens stimulates the immune system to develop immunity against hepatitis A and B virus […]

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penicillin V potassium (Beepen-VK, V-Cillin-K)

penicillin V potassium (Beepen-VK, V-Cillin-K)

What is penicillin v potassium? What is penicillin v potassium? Penicillin V potassium is penicillin antibiotic that is administered orally. Penicillin V potassium kills bacteria by inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis. Some bacterial species against which penicillin V potassium has shown high in-vitro activity include some species of staphylococci, streptococci (groups A, C, G, H, […]

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penicillin G benzathine (Bicillin L-A)

penicillin G benzathine (Bicillin L-A)

What is penicillin g benzathine? What is penicillin g benzathine used for? Penicillin G benzathine (Bicillin L-A) is a penicillin antibiotic that is given by deep intramuscular injection. Penicillin G benzathine kills susceptible bacteria by inhibiting the synthesis or formation of bacterial cell wall. It is thought to preferentially bind to specific penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) […]

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pyrimethamine (Daraprim)

pyrimethamine (Daraprim)

What is pyrimethamine? What is pyrimethamine used for? Pyrimethamine is an oral antiparasitic drug used for treating Toxoplasma gondii and plasmodia infections. Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite that causes toxoplasmosis, and plasmodia parasites cause malaria. Pyrimethamine prevents parasites from producing important proteins by blocking the use of folic acid which is necessary for the production […]

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Weaver Frozen Chicken Patties Recalled Due to Foreign Matter

Weaver Frozen Chicken Patties Recalled Due to Foreign Matter

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — About 39,000 pounds of Weaver brand chicken patty products have been recalled by Tyson Foods Inc. due to possible contamination with foreign matter, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says. Latest Infectious Disease News “The material involved was pieces from a mechanical seal […]

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Plague Concerns Close Parts of Wildlife Refuge Near Denver

Plague Concerns Close Parts of Wildlife Refuge Near Denver

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Some areas of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge near Denver remain closed due to plague-infected prairie dogs. Latest Infectious Disease News Other wildlife and nature areas near Denver has also been closed as officials try to halt the spread of the disease, which can be transferred […]

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FDA Approves Drug for Most Deadly Form of TB

FDA Approves Drug for Most Deadly Form of TB

Latest Infectious Disease News THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new drug has been approved as part of a powerful, three-pronged treatment regimen for the most deadly strain of tuberculosis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday. Pretomanid tablets were approved to be used with bedaquiline and linezolid in adults with extensive […]

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Health Tip: Recognizing a Staph Infection

Health Tip: Recognizing a Staph Infection

(HealthDay News) — A staph infection is caused by bacteria commonly found on the skin or in the nose. Though usually minor, staph infections can become deadly if the germs invade the bloodstream or bones, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Infectious Disease News Q Fever? A Bigger Threat to Humans Than Thought Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to […]

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Pretomanid Approved for Treatment of Drug-Resistant TB

Pretomanid Approved for Treatment of Drug-Resistant TB

Latest Infectious Disease News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Pretomanid tablets in combination with bedaquiline and linezolid have been approved for the treatment of a highly treatment-resistant type of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today. The treatment combination was approved to treat adult patients with extensively drug-resistant, treatment-intolerant, […]

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Capnocytophaga canimorsus

Capnocytophaga canimorsus

Capnocytophaga facts A lick or bite from a dog can transmit Capnocytophaga bacteria to a person. Capnocytophaga is a genus of bacteria that live in the mouths of humans and animals and can cause severe infections in certain people. Capnocytophaga canimorsus the best-known species. It is a bacterium commonly found in the saliva and gums […]