Feature

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

November 23, 2019
As was recently reported in the fifth edition of the Chain Reaction report, more than a dozen of the top 20 restaurant chains in the United States…
Eye on ID

Leptospirosis: A challenging diagnosis

Infectious Disease News, November 2019
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection produced by spirochetes in the genus Leptospira. Leptospira are aerobic but are difficult to cultivate and…

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

November 13, 2019
According to newly updated estimates published by the CDC, more than 2.8 million infections are caused by antibiotic-resistant pathogens annually in…

Q&A: CDC promotes public hand hygiene campaign

October 24, 2019
The CDC launched a national campaign called Life is Better with Clean Hands to promote the importance of hand-washing among adults. According to the…
Eye on ID

B. microti: Looks like malaria, smells like malaria, but isn’t malaria

Infectious Disease News, October 2019
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
Babesiosis in humans is a tick-borne infection. In the United States, babesiosis is usually caused by the protozoan Babesia microti, an obligate…
Eye on ID

Nipah virus: Going from bat to worse

Infectious Disease News, September 2019
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP; Thomas M. Yuill, PhD
Nipah virus (NiV), an RNA virus, and Nipah virus infection (NiVI) are relatively recently discovered entities. NiVI is a particularly lethal…
Feature

Infections linked to thawing show importance of Arctic surveillance

Infectious Disease News, September 2019
In the summer of 2016, an outbreak of anthrax in the Russian Arctic that left dozens of people hospitalized and one 12-year-old boy dead was blamed…
Perspective

M. bovis TB detected in Michigan deer hunters

September 21, 2019
Between 2002 and 2017, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services identified three human cases of tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium
In the Journals

Antibiotic resistance rising in farmyard chickens and pigs

September 19, 2019
The proportion of pathogens infecting chickens and pigs in developing countries that are also significantly resistant to antibiotics grew from 2000…
In the Journals

Surveillance for novel flu viruses should target swine workers with ‘intense’ exposure to pigs

September 10, 2019
A study of hundreds of swine workers in China showed that they are at an increased risk for infections with enzootic swine influenza A viruses…