Infectious Disease News


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

Table of Contents

Novel single-sample test quickly diagnoses any infection

Positive results from phase 2, phase 3 trials of frozen smallpox vaccines

Presumptive gonorrhea treatment may hinder partner notification, care

FDA issues draft guidance on blood donations from MSM

New treatments for recurrent C. difficile target microbiome, toxins

Novel single-sample test quickly diagnoses any infection

CDC: Limited progress made in reducing foodborne pathogens

CDC confirms death of US traveler with Lassa fever

Trial of all-oral XDR-TB treatment begins

At Issue

Experts discuss economic incentives for antibiotic development

Cover Story

Drug development critical to combating antibiotic resistance


The planet’s children and their neglected tropical diseases

Peter Hotez, MD, PhD; Neeraj Mistry, MD, MPH

Eye on ID

Avian influenza H5N1 and H7N9: The simmering epidemics

Donald Kaye, MD

FDA News

FDA seeks more data on antimicrobial sales for food-producing animals

Advisory committee offers guidance on FDA duodenoscope regulation

FDA approves Avelox for plague

In the Journals

Januvia may prevent heart disease in HIV patients

HIV behavioral intervention boosts ART adherence in minorities

Lake swimming source of Oregon norovirus outbreak

Isentress causes less bone density loss than PIs

HSV-2 shedding increases after circumcision of HIV coinfected men

Hospitals support antimicrobial stewardship, but practice falls short

HIV shedding high following male circumcision; reduced when healed

Intraoperative hypothermia in colectomy patients not associated with increased risk for SSI

Institution reports low compliance rate for daily chlorhexidine bathing

Influenza coinfections often overlooked

Smartphone testing platform quickly, accurately detects parasites in blood

Researchers find rotavirus vaccination cost effective in most countries

PX-UV light reduces aerobic bacteria in hospital rooms

UNITY-1: Fixed-dose combo yields high SVR12 in HCV patients without cirrhosis

UNITY-2: Patients with HCV, cirrhosis achieve SVR12 on fixed-dose regimen

Strong 'one-health' connection exists between humans, livestock

Multifaceted ICU intervention decreases CLABSIs

MDR gram-negative bacteria spreads within, between nursing homes

Leukemia patients at greater risk for C. difficile

Polio eradication within reach

Pig farmers at greater risk for MDR-S. aureus

New MALDI-TOF method identifies C. difficile outbreaks in 30 minutes

Higher oral HPV16 viral load predicts persistent infection

Dog-to-human transmission of plague reported in Colorado

Despite limitations, Twitter benefits infectious disease specialists

Ebola detected in eye of US physician months after recovery

Former CRE carriers require extended screening to limit recurrence risk

EHR alerts boost HPV vaccine uptake in young women

Asymptomatic RSV cases prevalent, undetected in Kenya

Adjunctive valacyclovir fails to improve HSE outcomes

Caregivers at highest risk for household transmission of MERS

HIV behavioral intervention boosts ART adherence in minorities

Chlamydia review shows need for greater study uniformity

Swine exposure at agricultural fair source of H3N2 outbreak

'Hawthorne effect' sways hand hygiene compliance

HCV increases among younger IDUs in Appalachia

HBV monitoring key for lymphoma patients with resolved hepatitis

High-dose flu vaccine helps oldest patients

Health officials' quick response saves lives in 2012 meningitis outbreak

Geocoding can help spot influenza outbreaks

Meeting News Coverage

C-EDGE: Grazoprevir/elbasvir shows excellent activity in prior non- responders to interferon-based therapies

GlaxoSmithKline shingles vaccine effective across older age groups

Inhaled corticosteroids produce mixed results for COPD patients

Researchers find flaws in CDC's media response to Ebola outbreak

Pharmacology Consult

It’s not novel, but it’s an addition: Zerbaxa

Kimberly D. Boeser, PharmD, BCPS AQ-ID