Infectious Disease News


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

Table of Contents

Internet-based STI testing nearly doubles uptake vs. clinic visits

IDSA withholds support for international sepsis guidelines

HIV vaccine fails to suppress viral load, affect reservoir

One dose of pneumococcal vaccine plus booster effective

National targets for HIV prevention in reach if PrEP uptake increases

MRSA clone circulating in pig farms found in nursing home residents

Is ‘man flu’ real? Study examines science behind men’s complaints

H3N2, known to evade vaccine, is predominant flu strain in US

Avycaz noninferior to meropenem for nosocomial pneumonia

Children with Zika face challenges beyond infancy

645K people may die each year from flu, new estimate shows

Bivalent norovirus vaccine elicits immune response up to 1 year

Genetic mutation in FluMist could be altered to restore effectiveness

Guano-filled tunnels cause deadly outbreak in Dominican Republic

Connecticut river systems associated with higher incidence of legionellosis

Deforestation creates habitat for mosquito vectors

Researchers: WHO HIV guidelines miss patients with low-level viremia

Trees in public park may be source of cryptococcal infection in South Africa

Probiotics, xylitol gum ineffective against sore throat

Social media predicted Disneyland measles outbreak 2 years earlier

Study supports narrow-spectrum antibiotics for pediatric respiratory infections

Traditional interventions can prevent cardiovascular disease in patients with HIV

Some Ebola survivors have antibodies 40 years after infection

3-month vaginal ring for HIV prevention enters clinical trial

PPIs increase risk for hospital-onset CDI by 44%

State-mandated MRSA surveillance fails to reduce prevalence in ICUs

Primaquine best for malaria prevention, researchers say

Trumenba effective against meningococcal B in adolescents, young adults

Urine test detects active TB in HIV-negative patients

WHO praises Uganda’s ‘exemplary’ response to Marburg outbreak

At Issue

Is the US prepared for an attack with a weaponized biothreat like smallpox?

Cover Story

Physicians gauge readiness for next pandemic


Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra: Another advance in TB diagnostics

David L Cohn, MD

Eye on ID

Is avian flu coming for you?

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

FDA News

FDA clears DxNA’s valley fever test


100 years after 1918 pandemic, flu still top ID threat

In the Journals Plus

Xpert Ultra assay shows superior sensitivity for TB in patients with HIV

Multimorbidity increasing among patients with HIV

Men with HPV16 at 20-fold increased risk for reinfection after 1 year

Larger burn injuries associated with HAIs

Pharmacology Consult

Rapid diagnosis of invasive candidiasis and application to antifungal stewardship

Evan Abrass, PharmD; Leah Molloy, PharmD