In the Journals

Performance of visceral leishmaniasis tests vary widely

July 18, 2019
Research published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases suggested that commercially available serological tests for visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil…

WHO declares Ebola outbreak in DRC a global public health emergency

July 17, 2019
An emergency committee convened by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc, met for the fourth time today to review the ongoing…

FDA News

FDA approves Recarbrio for complicated UTIs, intra-abdominal infections

July 17, 2019
The FDA approved Merck’s three-drug combination antibiotic injection, Recarbrio, for the treatment of complicated UTIs and complicated…

In the Journals

One-third of children exposed to Zika in utero show neurological problems

July 17, 2019
Almost a third of children aged 3 years and younger who were exposed to Zika virus during their mother’s pregnancy had below-average…

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Melioidosis is a major neglected tropical disease, researchers argue

July 16, 2019
Melioidosis should be reconsidered as a major neglected tropical disease given its large global burden, which outmatches that of many other tropical…

WHO reconvenes emergency committee following Ebola case in Goma

July 15, 2019
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc, announced today that the organization’s emergency committee for Ebola virus disease…

In the Journals

Pandemic MDR E. coli strains persist in guts of healthy adult women

July 12, 2019
Researchers discovered fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli in 8.8% of fecal samples collected from healthy adult women with no recent…

In the JournalsPerspective

Lyme disease often misdiagnosed, resulting in unnecessary antibiotics

July 11, 2019
Findings from a 14-year study at an infectious disease clinic outside Baltimore suggest many patients may be incorrectly diagnosed with Lyme disease…

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Nigeria monkeypox outbreak shows evidence of human-to-human transmission

July 11, 2019
Since 2017, Nigeria has been experiencing the largest documented outbreak of human monkeypox caused by the West African clade of the virus, with some…

In the Journals

CDC lab tests show Ebola treatments being used in outbreak are effective

July 10, 2019
Two investigational Ebola treatments being used in the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, are effective against the…

CDC ‘asks for your help’ in early AFM recognition, reporting

July 9, 2019
The CDC reported today that 233 patients in 41 states were affected by acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, in 2018. Although most of these patients…

In the JournalsPerspective

82 cases of rat lungworm disease reported in Hawaii over 10 years

July 8, 2019
Over a 10-year period in Hawaii, health officials identified 82 cases of rat lungworm disease, two of which were fatal, according to findings…

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Bednet monitor shows families’ irregular use of malaria prevention strategy

July 8, 2019
A remote electronic monitoring device sewn into the fabric of long-lasting insecticide bednets, or LLINs, allowed researchers to track bednet use…

In the Journals

First pediatric case of rare gram-positive coccus infection reported

July 5, 2019
A case report recently published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society highlighted the first pediatric case of Enterococcus

In the Journals

Hospitalized children with dengue often given unnecessary antibiotics

July 2, 2019
Children who are hospitalized with dengue are frequently administered unnecessary antibiotics for presumed bacterial coinfections, according to…

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Expanded UTI surveillance needed in discharged patients

July 2, 2019
Study findings showed that health care-associated, community-onset UTIs — or HA-CO UTIs — may be common within 30 days of hospital…

In the Journals

Malaria parasites common among blood donors

July 1, 2019
Globally, as many as 1 in 10 healthy blood donors may carry malaria parasites, making transfusion-transmitted malaria, or TTM, one of the most common…

Perspective

Global trachoma risk reduced by 91% since 2002, WHO says

June 27, 2019
Globally, the number of people at risk for trachoma has been reduced by 91% over the last 17 years, from 1.5 billion in 2002 to approximately 142…

Trump signs pandemic preparedness bill into law

June 26, 2019
President Donald J. Trump this week signed the Pandemics and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act, or PAHPAI, into law. The bill…

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At least half of Ebola outbreaks may go undetected, researchers estimate

June 25, 2019
At least half of all Ebola outbreaks have gone undetected since the virus was first reported in 1976, researchers estimated. “Emerging…