South Sudan begins vaccinating against Ebola

January 28, 2019
Health care workers and other front-line responders in South Sudan are being vaccinated against Ebola amid a worsening outbreak of the disease in…
In the Journals

Nonhuman primates are only intermediate hosts for Ebola viruses

January 28, 2019
Ebola antibodies are not widespread among more than 30 nonhuman primate species, supporting claims that nonhuman primates are intermediate hosts for…
In the JournalsPerspective

Rat hepatitis E may be ‘under-recognized’ cause of hepatitis infection

January 24, 2019
An otherwise healthy adult man was diagnosed with acute hepatitis infection caused by rat hepatitis E virus, and experts suggest the virus may be an…
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

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

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…