In the Journals

C. tarsalis primary vector of West Nile virus in Iowa

May 18, 2019
The Culex tarsalis mosquito is the primary vector of West Nile virus infection in Iowa, and the highest rates of transmission were found in the…

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Connectivity of urban parks contributes to spread of ticks

May 17, 2019
Prompted by a rise in Lyme disease cases in Staten Island, researchers surveyed 24 urban parks in the five New York City boroughs and found certain…

In the Journals

Simple interventions could prevent up to 70% of tungiasis cases

May 16, 2019
Tungiasis, or a parasitic skin disease caused by sand fleas, is common among children in East Africa. Research published in PLoS Neglected

In the Journals

Treatment with IV fluid does not improve survival of Ebola patients

May 15, 2019
During the West African Ebola epidemic, there was no significant difference in 28-day survival among patients with Ebola virus disease who were…

Meeting News

NYC monitors patients colonized with C. auris upon their release

May 9, 2019
ATLANTA — A case management program piloted by the New York City health department monitors patients colonized with Candida auris after…

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Older age, respiratory symptoms indicate Nipah virus infectivity

May 8, 2019
Data from 14 years of Nipah virus outbreaks in Bangladesh demonstrated that older patients with respiratory symptoms generated more secondary cases…

Breaking News

WHO panel recommends expanded Ebola vaccination in Congo

May 7, 2019
Amid a worsening outbreak, a panel of experts said today that the Ebola vaccination campaign in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, should…

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VIDEO: CDC traces unexplained bleeding outbreak to synthetic cannabinoids

May 7, 2019
ATLANTA — In this video, Erin Moritz, PhD, MS, a CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service officer assigned to the Illinois Department of Public…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Antimicrobial prophylaxis halts GAS outbreak in children’s shelter

May 6, 2019
ATLANTA — Research presented at the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference showed that an outbreak of group A Streptococcus, or…

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VIDEO: Multistate outbreak of M. fortuitum linked to vaccine mishandling

May 5, 2019
ATLANTA — Infectious Disease News spoke with Erin Blau, DNP, MSN, a CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service officer assigned to the Kentucky…

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VIDEO: Bacterial, fungal infections linked to opioid crisis

May 4, 2019
ATLANTA — In this video, Kathleen P. Hartnett, PhD, MPH, an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer in the CDC’s Division of Healthcare…

Meeting News

Investigators use data from rideshare apps to search for measles cases

May 2, 2019
ATLANTA — Public health officials in Oregon used data from two rideshare companies to search for people who had been exposed to riders with…

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VIDEO: Partnering with police to stop a wound botulism outbreak

May 2, 2019
ATLANTA — In this video from the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, or EIS, conference, Howard Chiou, MD, PhD, MS, an EIS officer with…

FDA News

FDA approves Dengvaxia for dengue prevention in children

May 2, 2019
The FDA approved Sanofi Pasteur’s vaccine Dengvaxia to prevent dengue disease caused by all four serotypes in children aged 9 through 16 years…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: First legionellosis outbreak in New Hampshire in more than 50 years

May 1, 2019
ATLANTA — In this video, Kara Levinson, PhD, MPH, a Laboratory Leadership Service fellow at the CDC, discusses a large legionellosis outbreak…

FDA News

FDA rejects approval of Nabriva’s Contepo over manufacturing concerns

May 1, 2019
The FDA rejected approval of a new antibiotic for the treatment of complicated UTIs, or cUTIs, due to issues related to facility inspections and…

Meeting News

Increase in Colorado tick fever cases suggest virus is enzootic in Oregon

May 1, 2019
ATLANTA — There was an increase in Colorado tick fever cases in Central Oregon in 2018 with no identifiable common locations of tick exposures…

Meeting News

NYC health care facilities reduce risk for measles exposures

April 30, 2019
ATLANTA — Some outpatient health care facilities in New York City have implemented creative interventions to reduce measles exposures…

In the Journals

2017 Ebola outbreak caused by contact with bush meat

April 28, 2019
The index case in the 2017 Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, was infected through close contact with bush meat…

Meeting News

Prompt treatment is critical after rabies exposure

April 26, 2019
People wait an average of 10 days before seeking medical advice after being exposed to potentially rabid animals overseas, and people in the United…