In the Journals

Identifying more than 1 in 5 CRE carriers yields substantial reductions in transmission

June 16, 2019
Researchers found that identifying more than one in five carriers of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, can “substantially dampen…
In the Journals

New York man first known in US to be bitten by Asian longhorned tick

June 15, 2019
A man from Yonkers, New York, was recognized as the first human in the United States to be bitten by the Haemaphysalis longicornis tick, also known…
Perspective

WHO: Ebola outbreak not an international health emergency despite deaths in Uganda

June 14, 2019
Today, an emergency committee convened by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc, for the third time, determined that the current…
In the Journals

HCV treatment with Epclusa safe in patients undergoing dialysis for ESRD

June 14, 2019
Although not currently licensed for patients undergoing dialysis for severe renal impairment, researchers found that treatment with Epclusa for…
Point/Counter

Should the US government leverage patents held by the CDC to push down the price of Truvada?

Infectious Diseases in Children, June 2019
POINT. The federal government should sue Gilead to enforce its patents on PrEP and lower the price of the treatment. I am impressed by the fact that…
Meeting News

Female external catheters cut CAUTI rate by more than 50%

June 14, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — A new type of female indwelling catheter technology reduced inpatient catheter-associated UTIs, or CAUTIs, by 51.7%, according…
Perspective

FDA issues safety alert on fecal transplants after patient dies

June 14, 2019
Two adults with weakened immune systems who received investigational fecal microbiota transplantations developed invasive infections caused by…
In the Journals

Young MSM may not completely recover from PrEP-related bone density loss

June 14, 2019
Adolescents who take pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for HIV prevention may experience a loss of bone mineral density during treatment. Most…
In the Journals

Metagenomic sequencing improves diagnosis of neurologic infections

June 14, 2019
Metagenomic next-generation sequencing, or NGS, of cerebrospinal fluid can improve the diagnosis of neurologic infections in patients with…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Supporting the role of the infection preventionist

June 13, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — In this video from the annual conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Karen
In the Journals

ECHO trial: HIV risk does not differ by contraceptive method

June 13, 2019
In reassuring findings for women seeking birth control options, researchers said they found no substantial difference in risk for HIV infection among…
Meeting News

Pseudo-outbreak of B. cepacia linked to refilled ultrasound gel bottles

June 13, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — A pseudo-outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia in a hospital ED was linked to ultrasound gel bottles that had been refilled by…

CDC: Bats are leading cause of rabies infection in US

June 12, 2019
Bats are responsible for most rabies cases in the United States, accounting for roughly 70% of locally acquired infections over the past 6o years…

Public health leaders commit to promoting global vaccine acceptance

June 12, 2019
The Salzburg Global Fellows, an international group of public health leaders, has issued a statement confirming its commitment to worldwide vaccine…
Meeting News

Investing in infection prevention improves care, saves money

June 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Implementing chlorhexidine gluconate, or CHG, bathing for every patient led to significant reductions in health care-associated…
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European guidelines recommend letermovir as CMV prophylaxis in HSCT recipients

June 12, 2019
Updated clinical practice guidelines prepared by the European Conference on Infections in Leukemia recommend the use of letermovir for the prevention…

Q&A: China’s control strategy for H7N9 flu virus

June 12, 2019
In 2013, China experienced the first outbreak of avian influenza A(H7N9). Since then, the country has implemented many interventions to control the…
In the Journals

Just one antibiotic course could contribute to resistance

June 11, 2019
One course of antibiotics could expand the gut resistome in children, according to the results of a randomized clinical trial published in Clinical

Officials confirm Ebola case in Uganda

June 11, 2019
A 5-year-old boy infected with Ebola virus crossed the border into Uganda from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, health officials said…
In the Journals

L. infantum prevalent among Barcelona sewer rats

June 11, 2019
Around one-third of Norway rats, or Rattus norvegicus, captured in the sewers of Barcelona tested positive for Leishmania infantum, indicating a…