In the Journals

Screening detects mcr-1 gene in E. coli isolates in Michigan

July 20, 2019
A surveillance program within Michigan Medicine identified four patients with mcr-1–positive colistin-resistant Escherichia coli, the…
In the Journals

Palivizumab does not improve long-term outcomes in kids with cystic fibrosis

July 19, 2019
Palivizumab — a monoclonal antibody that prevents respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, in high-risk infants — did not improve long-term…
Editorial

Time for bold action to quell Ebola outbreak in DRC

Infectious Disease News, July 2019
Lawrence O. Gostin, JD
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was wise to reconvene the emergency committee for the third time to review the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic…
Hooked on ID

with Niraj C. Patel, MD, MS

Infectious Disease News, July 2019
Although subspecialization training encompassing two fellowships is almost unheard of, this experience is where I began my journey in infectious…
Feature

Tick-borne Powassan virus spreads in US

Infectious Disease News, July 2019
Cases of Powassan virus disease, a potentially fatal tick-borne illness for which there is no vaccine or treatment, have increased in recent years in…
Eye on ID

The midget piranha: N. fowleri

Infectious Disease News, July 2019
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
Primary amebic meningoencephalitis, or PAM, caused by Naegleria fowleri is a rare disease, fortunately. However, it will undoubtedly increase in…
At Issue

Should HAV vaccination be recommended for all adults?

Infectious Disease News, July 2019
In recent years, almost half of all U.S. states have reported outbreaks of person-to-person transmission of hepatitis A virus, especially among
Pharmacology Consult

Nasal decolonization: potential mupirocin alternatives for SSI prevention

Infectious Disease News, July 2019
Jeff Brock, PharmD, MBA, BCPS-AQ ID
Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage is a proven risk factor for the development of staphylococcal surgical site infections, or SSIs. S. aureus
Cover Story

HAV outbreaks prompt robust public health response

Infectious Disease News, July 2019
Much attention has been paid to hepatitis B and C viruses, as is evident from public health programs and the drug development pipeline. But three…
In the JournalsPerspective

C. trachomatis may raise risk for precancerous anal lesions in patients with HIV

July 19, 2019
Study findings showed that patients with HIV who are coinfected with HPV and Chlamydia trachomatis face a substantially increased risk for…
In the Journals

New skin test for bovine TB outperforms standard assay

July 18, 2019
A new skin test for detecting bovine tuberculosis has shown equal or better sensitivity in diagnosing TB in cattle than the widely used standard…
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…
In the Journals

Septic arthritis outbreak at NJ facility caused by injection safety violations

July 18, 2019
An outbreak of bacterial septic arthritis that affected 41 patients who received intra-articular injections at a private New Jersey outpatient…

FDA offers tips on advising patients how to dispose of unneeded medications

July 18, 2019
Proper disposal of unused prescription medication remains a major public health priority for the FDA, particularly for prescription opioid pain
In the JournalsPerspective

Fewer than 40% of adults support mandatory HPV vaccination

July 18, 2019
Findings published in Vaccine demonstrated that fewer than 40% of surveyed adults supported a policy requiring HPV vaccination for school…
In the Journals

Hospital surveillance data show shift in focus from MRSA to gram-negative bacteria

July 18, 2019
A survey of health care facilities in the United States and 11 other countries found that, since 2013, active surveillance for MRSA has declined, and…

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

Harvoni joins growing DAA options for younger patients with HCV

July 17, 2019
Harvoni joins other direct-acting antivirals in demonstrating safety and high efficacy in younger pediatric patients with chronic hepatitis C…
Feature

Telemedicine takes focus in study of HCV treatment in methadone centers

July 17, 2019
With $7 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, seven opioid treatment programs announced entry into an ongoing study of…