Infectious Disease News


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

Table of Contents
Cover Story

DAAs change treatment landscape for children with HCV

At Issue

Should all pregnant women in the US be screened for hepatitis C?

Eye on ID

Antibiotic dogma, dictums and myths: Do we still hold these ‘truths’ to be self-evident?

Larry M. Bush, MD, FACP; Donald Kaye, MD, MACP


Measles causes ‘immune amnesia,’ leaving patients vulnerable to repeat infections

Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID with C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPH

Pharmacology Consult

Vector-borne illness of stealth: The current state of Lyme disease diagnostics, treatment and research

Bailey N. Kernan, PharmD; Kati Shihadeh, PharmD, BCIDP

In the Journals

10% of patients with candidemia have history of injection drug use

Meeting News

85% hepatitis B vaccine coverage for infants: ‘It takes a lot to get there’


An ‘unusual’ start to flu season: Influenza B predominates early

ART-related weight gain ‘ubiquitous’ and ‘reflective of our society’

Bad grades for antibiotic use in beef show ‘drastic changes’ still needed in US restaurants

Meeting News

C. auris: ‘A ticking time bomb’ in need of new treatment options

CDC: Antibiotic resistance causes 1 death every 15 minutes in US

Children ‘particularly vulnerable’ to health threats from climate change

In the Journals

Clofazimine-containing regimen effectively treats rapidly growing mycobacteria infections

Contaminated ice used for BAL causes pseudo-outbreak of M. mucogenicum


Crowd-sourced STD diagnoses on Reddit likely to be ‘wildly inaccurate’

Meeting News

Dengue cases plummet in Wolbachia-treated areas of several countries


Dissemination and implementation science underutilized in ID

In the Journals

Early ID consultation reduces risk for death in patients with sepsis

Ebola RNA persists for months in breast milk, semen of survivors

EMR hard stop reduces repeat C. difficile testing

Meeting News

Entasis enrolls first patient in phase 3 trial of gonorrhea treatment

FDA News

FDA approves Fetroja for treatment of complicated UTIs

FDA approves Fluzone for older adults

FDA approves Talicia for H. pylori infection in adults


Hair study strengthens link between food insecurity, ART nonadherence

In the Journals

Kids receiving liver transplants immunized at lower rate than general public

‘Missed opportunities’: Study finds low rate of STD testing among HIV-positive MSM in US


More financial, institutional support needed for safe OPAT care

In the Journals

Neovaginal chlamydia documented for first time in transgender women


New group A strep strain may pose global scarlet fever threat

‘Not over the finish line’: Ebola vaccine development remains important

In the Journals

Private patient rooms may reduce rates of some infections

Prophylactic antibiotics decrease ventilator-associated pneumonia risk after cardiac arrest

Q&A: Illicit fentanyl use raises risk for infection in injection drug users


Q&A: More vaccine-preventable diseases lead to more pro-vaccine bills

Q&A: The need to refocus STI research

In the Journals

Range of Aedes mosquitoes in US ‘uncertain’

Rapid triage test distinguishes between active TB and TB-like diseases in adults

Religious vaccine exemptions increasing in US

Meeting News

‘Shorter is better, just enough is best’ for antibiotic therapy in kids

In the Journals

Site assessment score reduces central venous catheter complications

SSTI incidence plateaus overall in US, declines in children


Stress-related diagnosis may increase risk for severe infections

In the Journals

Takeda’s tetravalent dengue vaccine candidate effective in children

US government sues Gilead over patent for HIV PrEP

In the Journals

Variation in antibiotic prescribing at urgent care centers is ‘intense’

After death of FMT recipient, a warning about screening