Infectious Disease News


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

Table of Contents

FDA warns of ‘higher-than-expected’ contamination rates after duodenoscope reprocessing

Additional dose of measles vaccine unnecessary in patients with HIV

Survey: Most adults unaware of flu risks from chronic health conditions

CDC expects to publish new MDRO estimates in 2019

S. aureus found in abundance on ICU stethoscopes

Patients with cancer have 40% higher risk for shingles

New flu guidelines emphasize testing, treatment of high-risk patients

Meningococcal B vaccine Bexsero may protect against gonorrhea

Diagnostic stewardship reduces C. difficile testing, saves money

Ultrasensitive diagnostic test for asymptomatic malaria outperforms other rapid tests

Experts ‘concerned’ about spread of Asian longhorned tick in US

‘Expected practice’ intervention reduces antibiotic prescriptions

At Issue

Should new antibiotics be taken out of the hospital DRG system?

Cover Story

The ‘broken’ antimicrobial market: A ‘looming cloud’ over medicine


#BeASteward: IDSA develops antimicrobial stewardship curriculum for ID fellows

Sonali Advani, MBBS MPH; Rachel Shnekendorf, MPH; Vera Luther, MD

Eye on ID

Lassa fever: How it all started

Donald Kaye, MD, MACP; Thomas M. Yuill, PhD


Ebola outbreak in DRC ‘not even close’ to being controlled

Hooked on ID

with Paul A. Volberding, MD

In the Journals

53% of state immunization bills propose to increase access to exemptions

In the Journals Plus

2-dose regimen of dalbavancin effectively treats osteomyelitis

Each day of antibiotic exposure increases risk for resistance

Pharmacology Consult

Not all 3GCs are created equal: Oral antibiotic selection in pediatric pneumococcal infections

Leah Molloy, PharmD