Infectious Disease News


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

Table of Contents

ASPs exemplify ID field's positive impact on patients and public health

Three cases of pan-resistant C. auris identified in New York

Are we any closer to ending HIV by 2030?

Cost prevents 7% of people with HIV from adhering to medication

Q&A: Increased funding for STD prevention a ‘down payment’

DRC measles outbreak kills more than 6K

Faith in vaccines falls 10 percentage points in US poll

Novel coronavirus emerges in China, prompting emergency declarations

For the first time, more women than men are in medical school

At Issue

Are enteroviruses the predominant cause of AFM in the US?

Cover Story

Health officials on ‘high alert’ for AFM in 2020


ASPs: Who is smarter, the consultant or the curbside?

Stephen M. Smith, MD

Eye on ID

Polio eradication: A saga of Mother Nature, politics and anti-vaxxers

Donald Kaye, MD, MACP; Marjorie P. Pollack, MD


Communication can help reduce antibiotic prescribing in dentistry

Repeat syphilis episodes in MSM highlight need for increased awareness, novel strategies

Vaccine mandates boost coverage in Europe

Documentation critical for appropriate antibiotic prescribing

‘Mixed bag’ flu season has been particularly tough on children

Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID with Amesh A. Adalja, MD

In the Journals

Malaria antigens found in breast milk of asymptomatic mothers

New biomarker may identify septic patients at higher risk for mortality

Patients with Ebola virus, Lassa fever can be treated without infecting health care personnel

Pathogen-specific strategies may augment current efforts used for prevention of CLABSIs

Survey reveals ‘important gaps’ in Canadian hospitals’ preparedness for C. auris

‘The results are worth it’: Peer auditing reduces CLABSI rate at NC hospital

Over 49K RSV hospitalizations estimated among young children in a single season

Insurance type affects persistence with PrEP

WHO schistosomiasis control, elimination targets reached sooner than expected

Infections caused 13% of cancers in 2018

HIV-related microbiota alterations contribute to metabolic comorbidities

Decolonization reduces parent-to-child S. aureus transmission in NICU

Approach demonstrates efficacy for calculating decrease in C. difficile

44% of Medicaid enrollees do not reinitiate HIV treatment after discontinuation

Influenza vaccination strategy for pregnant women with HIV still needs improvement

Pharmacology Consult

Fighting HAIs requires synergy of coordinated efforts

Kimberly Boeser, PharmD, MPH, BCIDP