Infectious Disease News


The following articles appeared in the print edition of INFECTIOUS DISEASE NEWS.

Table of Contents

From hospital medicine to infectious diseases

Jon G. Persichino, DO

Minnesota health department detects new norovirus strain

Novel tool identifies, colors mosquitoes carrying infectious diseases

Early administration of antibiotics prevents severe lower respiratory infection in children

Expanding rural, suburban syringe programs could greatly reduce HIV, HCV

Increased congressional funding supports antibiotic resistance effort

Mandatory applicant screening may reduce HCV, costs in the military

Experts: Promotion of HPV vaccination must focus on cancer prevention

African straw-colored fruit bat may not be responsible for Ebola outbreak

WHO agrees to review Merck’s Ebola vaccine for emergency use

ABIM will not require practice assessment for MOC through 2018

WHO: Young children account for 30% of foodborne illness-related deaths

AMA, ACP file comments on Stage 3 meaningful use

At Issue

Would increasing compensation have an effect on ID recruitment?

Cover Story

Dwindling fellowship applicants cast doubt over next generation of ID care


Improved patient outcomes and collaborative care through infection prevention and control

Louise-Marie Dembry, MD, MS, MBA, FSHEA

Eye on ID

Rethinking treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections

Larry M. Bush, MD, FACP; Donald Kaye, MD

FDA News

FDA: Antibiotic sales increase for food-producing livestock


Multistate outbreaks offer key lessons to improve food safety

In the Journals

Less than half of non-VA hospitals require flu vaccination in HCWs

More data needed on long-term outcomes of FMT for C. difficile

Multidisciplinary approach may prevent pressure ulcer infection from gunshot-spinal cord injury

More research shows diabetes increases risk for SSI

IDSA updates candidiasis clinical practice guidelines

Host response proteins, fungal antigens identify invasive Aspergillus in leukemia patients

Increasing tax on alcohol appears to lower rates of gonorrhea

Influenza vaccine effectively treats obese children

Influenza vaccination rates vary widely in patients with heart failure

Universal decolonization decreases candiduria, bacteriuria in ICU

Two strategies emerge to eradicate polio from Nigeria

US Ebola treatment centers offer limited capacity

Xpert Ebola assay reduces time to EVD diagnosis

Video game cameras accurately monitor hand hygiene, PPE adherence

Phylogenetic tracking benefits C. difficile surveillance in hospitals

Oral administration of L. salivarius PS2 prevents infectious mastitis

‘Significant gaps’ found in MRSA BSI reporting from hemodialysis facilities

Single strategy not enough to curb HIV risk in young MSM

Single, high-dose Dalvance infusion noninferior to two-dose regimen

Hospital surveillance program reduces adverse sepsis outcomes

HCV increases risk for Parkinson's disease

HCV transmission at hemodialysis clinic suggests poor infection control

Drug-drug interactions common with DAA regimens for HCV

Antibiotic prescribing influences patient satisfaction

MDROs found in ICU workstations

Bacterial vaginosis home screening does not influence gonorrhea, chlamydia

High HCV burden in Canadian prisons requires increased attention

Cresemba comparable to voriconazole for invasive mold disease

Meeting News Coverage

HIV progress lags for gay, bisexual minorities, Southern states

Novel flu vaccine strategy improves protection for oncology patients

PrEP use may inform sexual decision-making among MSM

Prompt linkage to care reduces HIV progression, time to viral suppression

PCPs frequently unaware of PrEP

HIV diagnoses frequent among MSM attending STD clinics

Majority of pediatric patients with IBD nonimmune to HBV after vaccination

Health ads on social media reach Rhode Island MSM

Feelings of vengeance influence sexual behaviors among MSM with HIV

MSM who exchange sex for money often unaware of HIV infection

Pharmacology Consult

Rapivab: An IV neuraminidase inhibitor

Leah Molloy, PharmD