Infectious Disease News


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

Table of Contents

More effective CMV prophylactic therapies needed for high-risk HCT patients

Roy F. Chemaly, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FACP

Nevada woman dies of pan-resistant CRE infection

Several states legally require hand sanitation stations at animal contact exhibits

SHEA, CDC collaborate to prevent outbreaks in health care facilities

Routine feedback does not improve antibiotic use

Prison ‘hooch’ caused largest US botulism outbreak since 1978

Report raises questions about long-term effects of DAAs for HCV

HIV status significantly influences heart failure outcomes in women

First Ebola-related death from breast milk transmission reported in Guinea

The new face of an old disease: TB over 3 decades

Black, Hispanic HCV patients more likely to fail DAA therapy

Children with type 1 diabetes more likely to have enterovirus infections

Fidaxomicin highly effective for treating C. difficile infection

CRE from US swine farm poses threat of foodborne transmission

At Issue

STD prevention programs need revamping

Cover Story

STD epidemic in US carries staggering human, economic costs


Keys to successful ASP development

Priya Nori, MD; Rachel Bartash, MD; Belinda Ostrowsky, MD, MPH; The Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at the Montefiore Health System, Bronx, NY

Eye on ID

‘Anti-vaxxers’: A menace to public health

Marjorie P. Pollack, MD; Donald Kaye, MD, MACP


Trump warned about inevitable infectious disease outbreak

In the Journals Plus

Researchers find Japanese tapeworm in wild-caught Alaska pink salmon

Person-to-person transmission drives epidemic of XDR-TB in South African province

PPI use increases risk for listeriosis

Newborns can safely receive rabies PEP

Outcomes similar among certain patients with suspected VAP receiving shorter vs. longer therapy

Researchers observe waning influenza vaccine effectiveness

UV-C light kills drug-resistant bacteria in hospital rooms

Women with Lactobacillus-deficient vaginal microbiomes at fourfold increased risk for HIV

Xpert diagnostic tool increases TB detection rate, treatment initiation

Smartphone-based diagnostic test accurately detects antimicrobial resistance

RSV, HMPV outbreak in dementia care ward highlights challenges in infection control

Short-term cost of interferon-free therapies for all HCV patients high yet cost-effective

Olysio plus Sovaldi effective, commonly used in HCV

Lab worker contracts HIV through unknown transmission route

Fractional-dose IPV noninferior to full-dose IPV

Cutting TB drug dosage in half reduces hearing loss, maintains efficacy

Experts classify comorbid conditions as risk factors for CLABSI and SSI

Early lactate levels may help identify at-risk children with suspected sepsis

Land use in China threatens progress against schistosomiasis

MRSA declines in VA hospitals after federal initiative

Most immune globulin products ineffective for hepatitis A prophylaxis

Genital HPV prevalence remains high in men despite availability of vaccine

Large assessment of Ebola survivors in Guinea paints post-disease picture

Pharmacology Consult

Penicillin skin testing: An underused approach to antibiotic de-escalation

Emir Kobic, PharmD; Kimberly D. Boeser, PharmD, MPH, BCPS AQ-ID