Infectious Disease

Top Story

Lyme disease possibly underdiagnosed in Hispanics despite potentially increased risk

February 10, 2016

Additional research is needed to determine if there are underlying factors explaining why Lyme disease is less frequently diagnosed in Hispanics living in the United States, despite a potentially greater risk of job-related exposure, according to recent data.

The annual incidence of reported cases of Lyme disease among Hispanics was just 0.8 per 100,000 people compared with 4.0 cases per 100,000 among non-Hispanics, researchers wrote in Emerging Infectious Diseases

Breaking News

California vaccine compliance increased ahead of SB 277 enactment

February 10, 2016
The kindergarten vaccination rate has increased in California, ahead of the July 1, 2016 effective date of Senate Bill 277, which will eliminate all non-medical vaccine…
In the Journals

Vision-threatening abnormalities possible in infants with presumed Zika virus-associated microcephaly

February 10, 2016
Infants who are born with microcephaly due to congenital infection from presumed exposure to the Zika virus may have vision-threatening abnormalities, according to a…
In the Journals

Faldaprevir yields high SVR in relapsers with HCV genotype 1

February 10, 2016
Treatment with faldaprevir plus pegylated interferon alfa-2b and ribavirin was efficacious among patients with hepatitis C virus genotype 1 infection who relapsed on a…
In the Journals

Oral solithromycin noninferior to oral moxifloxacin for pneumonia

February 10, 2016
Recent results from a phase 3 multicenter trial indicate a 5-day regimen of oral solithromycin may be clinically noninferior to a 7-day regimen of oral moxifloxacin for…
More News Headlines »
CME

The Patient with HIV Infection

No commercial support for this activity.

The selection of the initial regimen is critical in that it is usually the longest duration regimen that a patient will…
More »
Video

VIDEO: Raphael J. Landovitz, MD, reviews barriers, solutions to use of PrEP in women

December 16, 2015
More »
Featured
CME

The Patient at Risk for HIV Infection

No commercial support for this activity.

This CME activity will focus on the utilization of PrEP in patients at risk for developing HIV infection supplemented…
More »
morganatic-roan