In the JournalsPerspective

HIV persists in CSF of patients on ART; linked to cognitive impairment

July 22, 2019
Almost half of patients with HIV who are on long-term ART have HIV-infected cells present in their cerebrospinal fluid, or CSF, and these cells are…
In the Journals

Higher levels of anti-NA antibodies may blunt severity of flu

July 22, 2019
Study findings showed that antibodies against the influenza surface protein neuraminidase are associated with a significantly shortened period of…
Perspective

Tsepamo: 3 in 1,000 infants exposed to dolutegravir have neural tube defects

July 22, 2019
According to results from the ongoing Tsepamo study in Botswana, infants born to women who took the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir for HIV…

Colorado State University receives $9.5M to develop Rift Valley fever vaccine

July 22, 2019
Colorado State University announced a $9.5 million partnering agreement with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, or CEPI, to develop…
In the Journals

Around 1,500 MERS cases, 500 deaths averted since 2016

July 21, 2019
Researchers estimated that nearly 1,500 cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, and around 500 related deaths may have…
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 JournalsPerspective

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…