Infectious Disease News


The following articles appeared in the print edition of INFECTIOUS DISEASE NEWS.

Table of Contents

Sanofi Pasteur says flu vaccine shipments to be delayed 1 month

CDC: Most US adults have never been tested for HIV

Risk for neural tube defects from dolutegravir lower than previously thought

Researchers push for revision of IDSA diabetic foot infection classification

At Issue

Should ASP leaders in ambulatory care settings receive extra pay?

Cover Story

Plan to require ASPs in ambulatory settings raises questions


‘Long past time’: WHO takes crucial step in declaring Ebola an emergency

Lawrence O. Gostin, JD

Eye on ID

Herpes zoster: A potentially dangerous but preventable disease

Muneerah Aleissa, PharmD; Brandon Dionne, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID, BCIDP, AAHIVP; Kenneth M. Kaye, MD, FACP; Donald Kaye, MD, MACP

FDA News

FDA approves Recarbrio for complicated UTIs, intra-abdominal infections


Advocacy in ID: The ‘critical’ role of physicians


ACIP recommends ‘shared clinical decision-making’ for HPV, pneumococcal vaccines

Hooked on ID

with Gitanjali Pai MD, AAHIVS

In the Journals

Vomiting linked to airborne norovirus, hospital outbreaks

Pandemic MDR E. coli strains persist in guts of healthy adult women

Pharmacist-driven HCV treatment model yields high SVR rates

Pitt bacteremia score predicts mortality in nonbacteremia CRE infections

Procalcitonin levels should not guide CAP diagnosis, treatment

Proactive MRSA surveillance with whole genome sequencing reduces cases, costs

Nigeria monkeypox outbreak shows evidence of human-to-human transmission

Prompt NAI treatment reduced hospital stays by 19% during last flu pandemic

Providing DAAs to PWID in primary care increases uptake, cure rates

Same-day PrEP initiation a favorable option for patients at risk for HIV

Texas man contracts rare eye infection caused by trematode

Vancomycin dosing should be guided by AUC, study suggests

Policies in California improve vaccine uptake among kindergarteners

New skin test for bovine TB outperforms standard assay

Obesity increases risk for developing SSIs

Lyme disease often misdiagnosed, resulting in unnecessary antibiotics

Age not associated with hospital-onset CDI in colonized patients, study suggests

CDC lab tests show Ebola treatments being used in outbreak are effective

Melioidosis is a major neglected tropical disease, researchers argue

Educational program improves cleaning in acute-care facilities

Fluoroquinolone resistance has relatively large impact on mortality

Globally, 3 in every 1,000 people carry latent MDR-TB

82 cases of rat lungworm disease reported in Hawaii over 10 years

HEV in pigs a ‘permanent zoonotic disease risk’

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

Less than 30% of high-risk adults protected from HBV

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

HBV serostatus identification is critical before hemodialysis

Meeting News

Ocean swimming changes skin microbiome, could raise infection risk

Bacteria in probiotic beverages harbor antibiotic resistance genes

Students get their hands dirty searching soil for new antibiotics

Students find phages in their kitchen sponges

CBD demonstrates activity against gram-positive bacteria

Researchers investigate nonbite transmission of P. multocida

S. aureus prevalent on cell phones of nursing students

Resistant bacterial strain persists in California hospital for over 3 years

RADAR: ‘Tremendous amount’ of M. genitalium detected rectally with off-label testing

Pharmacology Consult

Hepatitis B vaccine shortage: Unknown impact on future disease

Kimberly Boeser, PharmD, MPH, BCIDP