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VIDEO: An IDWeek Twitterstorm, #WhyIVaccinate

October 3, 2019
WASHINGTON — In this video from IDWeek, Amanda Jezek, senior vice president for public policy and government relations at the Infectious…
Meeting News

Infectious Disease News prepares for IDWeek 2019

October 2, 2019
WASHINGTON — Infectious Disease News and Healio.com are onsite at IDWeek 2019 to provide live coverage of the conference, held from Oct. 2 to…
In the JournalsPerspective

ID consultation lowers mortality in patients with candidemia

October 1, 2019
Infectious disease consultation was associated with lower mortality among patients with candida bloodstream infections during a recent 14-year period…

Q&A: Antiretroviral stewardship in inpatient practice

October 1, 2019
Medication errors during hospitalization and during care transitions are common for patients living with HIV and others who receive antiretrovirals…

Q&A: Improving clinical trial design for gonorrhea treatment

September 30, 2019
The clinical trial design for testing new urogenital gonorrhea treatments needs to be re-evaluated, researchers said. Writing in Clinical Infectious
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‘Explain the science’: PCPs can improve flu vaccine uptake among pregnant women

September 30, 2019
Pregnant women are “considered the most important risk group” that needs to get the influenza vaccine, researchers wrote in Vaccine
In the Journals

Combination HIV interventions decrease incidence, increase coverage in hyperendemic Ugandan regions

September 30, 2019
Combination HIV interventions in HIV-hyperendemic fishing communities in Uganda resulted in increased testing, male circumcision and ART coverage, as…
In the Journals

Low HIV transmission among recently incarcerated individuals living with HIV and SUDs

September 29, 2019
An assessment of sexual risk behaviors, as they relate to viral suppression, from before, during and after incarceration among persons living with…
In the Journals

Study adds evidence of sexual exchange of G. vaginalis among women

September 28, 2019
Findings from a cohort study conducted in Australia indicated that Gardnerella vaginalis transmission occurs via sexual activity among women who have…
In the Journals

More than 70% of US adults are not aware of HPV cancer risks

September 27, 2019
More than 70% of adults in the United States are unaware that HPV causes anal, penile and oral cancers, according to research published in JAMA

Despite sick leave policies, many health care personnel work while ill

September 27, 2019
Five months of active surveillance of acute respiratory viral infections among patients and staff at a long-term care facility revealed that 89% of…
FDA News

FDA expands Mavyret approval for adults, children with any HCV genotype

September 27, 2019
The FDA has expanded the approval of Mavyret for a treatment duration of 8 weeks to include treatment-naive adults and children aged 12 years and…
In the Journals

Neonatal early-onset sepsis calculator reduces use of empirical antibiotics

September 27, 2019
Use of a clinical risk stratification tool called the neonatal early-onset sepsis, or EOS, calculator was associated with a substantial reduction in…
In the Journals

PWID similarly treatable for HCV as non-PWID

September 27, 2019
Treatment outcomes for chronic hepatitis C virus infection in people who inject drugs, or PWID, and patients on opioid substitution therapy are…
In the Journals

CMV further linked to necrotizing enterocolitis among NICU patients

September 26, 2019
According to research published in The Journal of Pediatrics, during a recent 17-year period, 4% of infants with necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC…
Meeting News

Only 52% of US adults plan to get flu vaccine, survey shows

September 26, 2019
WASHINGTON — Although influenza vaccination rates have increased, new data released by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases…

CMS finalizes rules projected to save $800M, 4 million burden hours annually

September 26, 2019
CMS administrator Seema Verna, MPH, announced final rules today that will save health care providers approximately $800 million and 4 million burden…
FDA NewsPerspective

FDA approves monkeypox, smallpox vaccine

September 26, 2019
Bavarian Nordic announced that the FDA has approved Jynneos, a live, nonreplicating vaccine for the prevention of smallpox and monkeypox disease in…
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2019 health care data breaches setting records

September 26, 2019
A record-breaking 50 health care data breaches involving more than 500 records each were reported to HHS this past July, according to a report…
In the Journals

Second-year ID residency programs consistent in adult ID and AMS

September 26, 2019
Infectious disease pharmacy residency programs in the United States showed consistency in a variety of domains, such as antimicrobial management…