Perspective

Measles cases hit record high in Europe, nearly doubling 2017 total

August 20, 2018
More than 41,000 adults and children in Europe were infected with measles in the first 6 months of 2018, exceeding all 12-month totals in this…

US not experiencing multistate measles outbreak, CDC says

August 17, 2018
The CDC responded to numerous media reports this week to clarify that the United States is not in the midst of a multistate outbreak of measles…
Eye on ID

Yellow fever: Still a menace for humans and other primates

Infectious Disease News, July 2018
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP; Thomas M Yuill, PhD
Yellow fever virus and its mosquito vector, Aedes aegypti, arrived in Barbados in 1647 from forests in Africa — where it still is endemic…
In the Journals

2013 NYC measles outbreak exposes gaps, shows significant burden on public health services

July 30, 2018
A measles outbreak in New York City spurred by an unvaccinated teenager traveling to London could have been more quickly contained with timely…

Salmonella outbreaks linked to raw turkey, pasta salad sicken more than 100

July 19, 2018
CDC and state health officials are investigating two multistate outbreaks of Salmonella — a newly announced outbreak involving raw turkey…

Cyclosporiasis outbreak linked to McDonald’s salads sickens more than 100 in Iowa, Illinois

July 13, 2018
Health officials in Iowa and Illinois said more than 100 cases of cyclosporiasis may be linked to salads made by McDonald’s. The Illinois…
Meeting News

Measles, mumps outbreaks reveal need for hospital control strategies

July 5, 2018
Responses to recent outbreaks of measles and mumps in the United States demonstrated the need for infection control strategies at heath care…

Disease outbreaks caused by cereal ‘extremely uncommon’

June 18, 2018
Kellogg’s voluntarily recalled packages of Honey Smacks last week after the cereal was linked to an outbreak of Salmonella involving dozens of…
Meeting NewsPerspective

No pan-resistant C. auris isolates in NYC outbreak

June 9, 2018
ATLANTA — An analysis of nearly 700 Candida auris isolates from New York City showed that none were resistant to all three classes of…
Editorial

Malaria in 2018: A glass half full

Infectious Disease News, May 2018
Philip J Rosenthal, MD
Malaria has been one of the most important infectious diseases of humans for millennia. Our understanding of malaria has progressed steadily, from…