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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

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…

FDA pushes for better antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary medicine

August 1, 2018
To combat the risk of antimicrobial resistance in animals, the FDA announced that it is pushing for better antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary…
In the Journals

Rat lungworm parasite linked to consuming raw centipedes

July 30, 2018
The Angiostrongylus cantonensis parasite, otherwise known as rat lungworm, was found in an adult mother and son in China who consumed raw…

Global survey shows progress, gaps in antimicrobial resistance efforts

July 18, 2018
WHO, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Organization for Animal Health have released findings from a recent survey assessing global…
In the Journals

Most armadillos in Brazilian Amazon carry leprosy

July 2, 2018
More than 60% of armadillos in an area of the Brazilian Amazon tested positive for leprosy bacteria, and 63% of residents in the area surveyed were…

Q&A: Recommendations outline pathway for deploying gene drives

June 29, 2018
New recommendations published in The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene outline a pathway for the safe and ethical testing of gene…