Need for ID specialists grows as new threats emerge

Infectious Disease News, December 2017
The field of infectious diseases has changed dramatically over the past 30 years. Breakthroughs in ART have extended the life spans of people living…

Decades later, still no vaccine or treatment for West Nile virus

Infectious Disease News, November 2017
On a Monday in late August 1999, an infectious disease physician in Queens, Deborah Asnis, MD, notified the New York City health department about…

HPV over 3 decades: A preventable epidemic

Infectious Disease News, October 2017
Nearly every adult in the United States has been infected at some time with a subtype of HPV, according to researchers. Experts have long warned of…

After 3 decades, STD epidemic reaches ‘decisive moment’

Infectious Disease News, September 2017
In 1987, almost 977,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported nationwide in the United States. The next year, that number…

MRSA over 3 decades: A pathogen with ‘devastating complications’

Infectious Disease News, August 2017
MRSA isolates were once primarily found only in hospitals and other health care settings in the United States. However, over the course of 20 years…

Antimicrobial resistance over 3 decades: Moving toward a post-antibiotic era

Infectious Disease News, July 2017
In November 2015, researchers from China reported the emergence of a gene conferring resistance to colistin, named mcr-1. This report was followed…

Consistent advocacy needed to thwart resurgence: Measles over 3 decades

Infectious Diseases in Children, June 2017
Between 1987 and 1988, the number of measles cases reported to the CDC decreased by 7%, from 3,652 cases in 1987 to 3,411 in 1988. However, in 1989…

Malaria over 3 decades: Progress and pessimism

Infectious Disease News, May 2017
Drug resistance is considered one of the most important threats hindering the control — and elimination — of malaria

On the brink of eradication: Polio over 30 years

Infectious Disease News, April 2017
In 1988, the World Health Assembly established the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which set out to eradicate wild-type polio from the world by…

HCV over 3 decades: From a disease with no name to a cure

Infectious Disease News, March 2017
At the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases annual meeting in 2011, Ed Gane, MBChB, MD, FRACP, MNZM, presented data on PS7977, an…