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Screening detects mcr-1 gene in E. coli isolates in Michigan

July 20, 2019
A surveillance program within Michigan Medicine identified four patients with mcr-1–positive colistin-resistant Escherichia coli, the…
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C. trachomatis may raise risk for precancerous anal lesions in patients with HIV

July 19, 2019
Study findings showed that patients with HIV who are coinfected with HPV and Chlamydia trachomatis face a substantially increased risk for…
In the Journals

New skin test for bovine TB outperforms standard assay

July 18, 2019
A new skin test for detecting bovine tuberculosis has shown equal or better sensitivity in diagnosing TB in cattle than the widely used standard…
In the Journals

Septic arthritis outbreak at NJ facility caused by injection safety violations

July 18, 2019
An outbreak of bacterial septic arthritis that affected 41 patients who received intra-articular injections at a private New Jersey outpatient…
In the Journals

Hospital surveillance data show shift in focus from MRSA to gram-negative bacteria

July 18, 2019
A survey of health care facilities in the United States and 11 other countries found that, since 2013, active surveillance for MRSA has declined, and…

WHO declares Ebola outbreak in DRC a global public health emergency

July 17, 2019
An emergency committee convened by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc, met for the fourth time today to review the ongoing…
FDA News

FDA approves Recarbrio for complicated UTIs, intra-abdominal infections

July 17, 2019
The FDA approved Merck’s three-drug combination antibiotic injection, Recarbrio, for the treatment of complicated UTIs and complicated…

NIH awards $129M for HIV vaccine development

July 17, 2019
The NIH awarded the Scripps Consortium for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Development, or CHAVD, a 7-year, $129 million grant to develop novel vaccine candidates…

Q&A: FMT for fecal decolonization of antibiotic-resistant organisms

July 16, 2019
Early evidence suggests that fecal microbiota transplantation, or FMT, an established treatment for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection…
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Rory’s Regulations: State-mandated sepsis care decreases mortality

July 16, 2019
State-mandated sepsis care in New York was associated with a greater decrease in mortality in adults hospitalized with sepsis compared with states…
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Rifampin-resistant TB associated with HIV, increased mortality

July 15, 2019
An analysis of 17 years of national surveillance data showed that all forms of rifampin resistance in patients with tuberculosis were positively…
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Pharmacist-driven HCV treatment model yields high SVR rates

July 14, 2019
Clinical pharmacist-delivered hepatitis C virus therapy yields high rates of SVR, according to findings published in Open Forum Infectious
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Globally, 3 in every 1,000 people carry latent MDR-TB

July 13, 2019
Researchers estimated that, globally, three in every 1,000 people carry latent multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, or MDR-TB, with the prevalence being…
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Pandemic MDR E. coli strains persist in guts of healthy adult women

July 12, 2019
Researchers discovered fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli in 8.8% of fecal samples collected from healthy adult women with no recent…

DOD gives $3M grant to develop antibiotics for ESKAPE pathogens

July 12, 2019
Biopharmaceutical company Appili Therapeutics Inc. announced that it will receive a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to fund its…
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Pitt bacteremia score predicts mortality in nonbacteremia CRE infections

July 12, 2019
The Pitt bacteremia score, or PBS, reliably predicts 14-day mortality in patients with nonbacteremia carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE…
In the Journals

Delayed vaccination could increase flu-related hospitalizations in older adults

July 11, 2019
A recently published study raised questions about recommending that older adults wait until October to get vaccinated against influenza. Jill
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Lyme disease often misdiagnosed, resulting in unnecessary antibiotics

July 11, 2019
Findings from a 14-year study at an infectious disease clinic outside Baltimore suggest many patients may be incorrectly diagnosed with Lyme disease…
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Nigeria monkeypox outbreak shows evidence of human-to-human transmission

July 11, 2019
Since 2017, Nigeria has been experiencing the largest documented outbreak of human monkeypox caused by the West African clade of the virus, with some…
Perspective

Multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to imported papayas

July 10, 2019
For the second time in 2 years, a multistate outbreak of Salmonella has been linked to papayas imported from Mexico. This one is being caused by…
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