Q&A: CDC promotes public hand hygiene campaign

October 24, 2019
The CDC launched a national campaign called Life is Better with Clean Hands to promote the importance of hand-washing among adults. According to the…

‘A great achievement’: Wild poliovirus type 3 eradicated globally

October 24, 2019
Wild poliovirus type 3, or WPV3, has been eradicated globally, experts announced on World Polio Day. The declaration was made by the Global Polio…
FDA News

Oncologist could be next FDA commissioner nominee

October 24, 2019
The Trump administration is expected to announce that Stephen M. Hahn, MD, chief medical executive and professor of radiation oncology at The…

LA county reports measles exposure at Disneyland

October 24, 2019
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported that a person with an infectious case of measles visited Disneyland and a coffee shop…
Feature

Most physicians lack on-site antimicrobials for treating gonorrhea and syphilis

October 24, 2019
Despite the trending rise in STDs in the United States, new data published in Emerging Infectious Diseases showed that most physicians do not have…

ACIP: Tdap OK for decennial booster, tetanus prophylaxis, catch-up series

October 23, 2019
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously today to recommend that either Td or Tdap may be used for the…
Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID with Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH

Infectious Disease News, October 2019
I did my internal medicine residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in the years immediately before the advent of protease inhibitors would change the…
At Issue

Was it the right decision to introduce a second vaccine in the DRC Ebola outbreak?

Infectious Disease News, October 2019
For more than a year, only Merck’s investigational V920 vaccine was used in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC
Feature

New technologies have potential to prevent HAIs

Infectious Disease News, October 2019
Curtis J. Donskey, MD, and colleagues at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center had a novel idea to prevent some infections in their facility…
Cover Story

More than 1 year into Ebola outbreak, DRC facing ‘a new normal’

Infectious Disease News, October 2019
The Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, has experienced 10 outbreaks of Ebola since the virus was discovered there in 1976. None have…
Eye on ID

B. microti: Looks like malaria, smells like malaria, but isn’t malaria

Infectious Disease News, October 2019
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
Babesiosis in humans is a tick-borne infection. In the United States, babesiosis is usually caused by the protozoan Babesia microti, an obligate…
Feature

Tesamorelin ‘very promising’ for reversing liver disease in people with HIV

October 22, 2019
The injectable hormone tesamorelin reduces liver fat and prevents liver fibrosis in patients living with HIV, suggesting it may provide significant…
Meeting NewsPerspective

H. pylori resistance to clarithromycin doubles in Europe

October 22, 2019
Over the last 20 years, Helicobacter pylori resistance to clarithromycin — an antibiotic commonly used to treat the infection — has more…
Meeting News

Everyday solutions to reduce implicit bias in health care

October 21, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Unconscious biases remain pervasive in everyday interactions between health care providers and patients and lead to worse…
Feature

Public reporting may impede access to valve surgery in endocarditis

October 21, 2019
Study findings indicate that an increased scrutiny of surgical outcomes has contributed to an approximately 30% decline in valve surgeries for…
Meeting News

Routine flu vaccination for adults hospitalized with pneumonia can reduce readmissions, mortality

October 21, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — In-hospital influenza vaccination may reduce 30-day readmissions, mortality, morbidity and health care resource utilization in…
FeaturePerspective

‘Like insects in amber’: ART ‘freezes’ latent HIV reservoir

October 21, 2019
The latent HIV reservoir is mostly formed soon after the initiation of treatment, suggesting that ART indirectly affects the host environment to…

Researchers ‘encouraged’ by early data from universal flu vaccine study

October 19, 2019
Researchers were “encouraged” by the interim results from a phase 1 study of a novel influenza vaccine approach they hope will one day…

WHO: Ebola outbreak still a global public health emergency

October 18, 2019
An emergency committee convened by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc, met for a fifth time to review the ongoing Ebola…
Feature

Flu shot timing: What PCPs need to know

October 18, 2019
The estimated burden of the 2017-2018 influenza season was 48.8 million illnesses, 959,000 hospitalizations and 79,400 deaths, according to the CDC…