In the Journals

Trees in public park may be source of cryptococcal infection in South Africa

December 17, 2017
Researchers identified large populations of Cryptococcus neoformans and C. gattii — two fungi that cause substantial morbidity and mortality…

Q&A: Facing climate change, ID clinicians must ‘expect the unexpected’

December 13, 2017
According to the CDC, climate change can increase the risk for the spread of numerous infections like Lyme disease, West Nile virus, diarrheal…
In the Journals

MRSA clone circulating in pig farms found in nursing home residents

December 12, 2017
An emerging MRSA clone that has mostly been linked to contact with pig farms was isolated in several nursing home residents in Spain, underscoring…

WHO praises Uganda’s ‘exemplary’ response to Marburg outbreak

December 9, 2017
WHO touted Uganda’s “exemplary” response to control its fifth outbreak of the highly fatal Marburg virus disease in the last 10…

Connecticut river systems associated with higher incidence of legionellosis

December 8, 2017
Researchers who identified clusters of ZIP codes in Connecticut with a higher than expected incidence of legionellosis found an unexpected…

Guano-filled tunnels cause deadly outbreak in Dominican Republic

December 7, 2017
Tunnels filled knee-high with bat guano caused a deadly outbreak of histoplasmosis in the Dominican Republic, raising awareness of what may be an…

HSS highlights recent progress against antibiotic resistance

November 17, 2017
As part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, HHS has released a progress report summarizing achievements made during the first 2 years of implementing…

Health agencies kick off World Antibiotic Awareness Week

November 13, 2017
Today marks the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week — an event led by WHO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations…
Perspective

EPA approves use of bacterium for mosquito control

November 10, 2017
The EPA has approved the use of a common bacterium to kill mosquitos capable of spreading diseases to humans. The agency said this week that it would…
Meeting News

Asian tiger mosquito greater vector for Zika virus after second feeding

November 9, 2017
BALTIMORE — A second feeding for invasive mosquitoes spreading in the United States and Europe may make it more likely to spread Zika and other…