Meeting News

Animal exposure history key to preventing infection

November 28, 2018
NEW YORK — Asking pediatric patients about animal exposures both in and outside of the home can be an important part of ensuring the prevention…
In the Journals Plus

Supermarket produce contains transferable antibiotic-resistant genes

November 12, 2018
Common supermarket produce is a reservoir for transferable antibiotic resistance genes that may be missed by traditional detection methods…
Cover Story

Children struggle with limited options during Ebola outbreaks

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2018
About 1 week after an outbreak of Ebola was declared over in the Democratic Republic of Congo, or DRC, officials announced another outbreak of the…
Meeting News

Antiseptic prevents therapy dogs from spreading MRSA to pediatric cancer patients

October 5, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — Researchers found that a low-cost cleaning procedure could prevent therapy dogs from spreading MRSA among pediatric cancer…
In the Journals Plus

S. aureus originated in humans, jumped back and forth between livestock

September 23, 2018
Humans were likely the original source of Staphylococcus aureus, which jumped back and forth between people and livestock over thousands of years…
FDA News

FDA unveils new plan to kickstart drug development for resistant bacteria

September 14, 2018
The FDA announced today a 5-year plan to promote the development of new antimicrobials for drug-resistant bacteria. The plan includes changes to the…

Tribute to Ted Eickhoff: Infectious disease practitioners as public health advocates

Infectious Disease News, August 2018
Kathleen F Gensheimer, MD MPH FIDSA
Ted Eickhoff understood the intersection of public health and the infectious disease practitioner, effectively using his editorial pulpit at…

As Ebola outbreak ends in Congo, new cluster emerges

Infectious Disease News, August 2018
On July 24, WHO announced that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, was over following 3 months of quick action…

Q&A: Bacteria in dog and cat saliva can make humans sick

August 17, 2018
Dogs are man’s best friend, but recent reports served as a reminder that they carry bacteria in their saliva that can cause disease, and even…
In the Journals Plus

Eliminating malaria-spreading mosquitoes would have little impact on ecosystems

August 14, 2018
Removing or reducing the population of malaria-carrying mosquitoes would help reduce malaria mortality and would likely have little impact on local…