Infectious Disease

Top Story

India avoids 1 million child deaths, reduces infectious disease mortality

India avoids 1 million child deaths, reduces infectious disease mortality
September 20, 2017

India has averted roughly a million deaths of children aged younger than 5 years since 2005 — a milestone reached partly through large reductions in deaths from infectious diseases, according to researchers.

Almost three times as many child deaths in India could have been prevented if national trends caught up with those in some individual states, they added.

Perspective

WHO: ‘Serious lack’ of antibiotics in development to address resistance

September 19, 2017
In a new report, WHO warned of a “serious lack” of new antibiotics in development to address the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. The world health…
Meeting News

Climate crisis expected to contribute to global disease burden

September 19, 2017
CHICAGO — Asthma, malaria and cholera, among other chronic and acute conditions, are expected to rise in prevalence as a result of climate change, according to a…
In the Journals

In HBV, high core-related antigen levels predict cirrhosis

September 19, 2017
Elevated hepatitis B virus core-related antigen levels significantly increased the risk for progression to cirrhosis among patients with chronic hepatitis B who are…

Lefamulin effective against bacterial pneumonia in phase 3 trial

September 19, 2017
Lefamulin, a novel antibiotic being developed by Nabriva Therapeutics, was effective in a global phase 3 trial investigating its use in patients with community-acquired…
More Headlines »
CME

Age Matters: Implementing New Recommendations for HPV Immunization in Adolescents

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, as well as…
More »
Perspective

WHO: ‘Serious lack’ of antibiotics in development to address resistance

September 19, 2017
In a new report, WHO warned of a “serious lack” of new antibiotics in development to address the growing…
More »
Resource Centers
ASM Microbe

ASM Microbe

Video
Meeting News

VIDEO: Telemedicine aids treatment of patients with HCV, substance use disorders

April 23, 2017
More »
Advertisement
Advertisement