In the Journals

ID eConsultation associated with decrease in 30-day mortality

January 26, 2020
Infectious disease eConsultation was associated with decreased 30-day mortality and hospital readmissions in a study conducted at two rural…
In the Journals

Low BMI, presence of diabetes affect TB treatment outcomes

January 25, 2020
Low BMI was significantly associated with an increased risk for adverse treatment outcomes in patients with tuberculosis, although comorbid diabetes…

CDC confirms second US case of coronavirus in Chicago woman

January 24, 2020
The second case of a novel coronavirus at the center of an ongoing outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, has been identified in the United…
In the Journals

Patients with Ebola virus, Lassa fever can be treated without infecting health care personnel

January 24, 2020
“Meticulous” implementation of infection control and clinical biosafety practices enable health care staff to treat patients infected…
Perspective

WHO: Coronavirus outbreak not yet a global public health emergency

January 23, 2020
An emergency committee convened by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc, met for the second time today to review the…

Q&A: Understanding transmission, origins of Chinese coronavirus key for global security

January 23, 2020
The United States reported its first case of the novel coronavirus earlier this week. Hundreds of cases of the illness have now been reported…
Breaking News

WHO delays decision on declaring an emergency over Wuhan coronavirus

January 22, 2020
WHO is not yet ready to decide if the Chinese coronavirus outbreak is a global public health emergency. An emergency committee convened by WHO…
In the Journals

Survey reveals ‘important gaps’ in Canadian hospitals’ preparedness for C. auris

January 22, 2020
A survey of hospitals participating in the Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program demonstrates that these facilities are not adequately…
Perspective

CDC confirms first US case of Wuhan coronavirus

January 21, 2020
The first case of a new coronavirus at the center of an ongoing outbreak in Wuhan, China, has been identified in the United States. According to CDC…
In the Journals

Fitbit data improve state-level influenza predictions

January 21, 2020
Resting heart rates are likely spike during infectious diseases episodes, such as influenza, which is captured by wearable devices like smartwatches…
Perspective

WHO calls emergency meeting over Chinese coronavirus outbreak

January 20, 2020
WHO has called an emergency committee meeting to determine if the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China should be considered a global public health…
Feature

Small, practical steps can improve antibiotic stewardship in the outpatient setting

January 20, 2020
Although the CDC’s Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship provide a framework for outpatient antibiotic use, researchers are…
In the Journals

Xpert Ultra improves TB meningitis detection, does not rule out disease

January 19, 2020
In an HIV-positive population, the Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra assay detected tuberculous meningitis with higher sensitivity than the older Xpert assay and a…
FeaturePerspective

Repeat syphilis episodes in MSM highlight need for increased awareness, novel strategies

January 18, 2020
Sexual risk behaviors appear to be a large driver of novel syphilis infections among men who have sex with men, or MSM, who are HIV-positive and have…

US to test travelers for Chinese coronavirus at 3 airports

January 17, 2020
The CDC and Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection will begin carrying out heightened health screenings among…
In the Journals

Pathogen-specific strategies may augment current efforts used for prevention of CLABSIs

January 17, 2020
A greater understanding of the pathogens associated with central line-associated bloodstream infections may increase the efficacy of current…

Many transgender women with HIV not interviewed for partner services

January 16, 2020
Many transgender women with HIV are not interviewed for HIV partner services during health care encounters, according to data published in MMWR. In…
In the Journals

ID consult lowers risk for death from bloodstream infection by fourfold

January 16, 2020
Among patients with common bloodstream infections, lack of infectious disease consultation was associated with a more than fourfold increased hazard…
In the Journals

Targeted strategy demonstrates efficacy for reducing C. difficile infection rates

January 15, 2020
The Targeted Assessment for Prevention Strategy, a quality improvement framework for infection prevention, significantly reduced the number of…
In the Journals

Discontinuing contact precautions may lead to rise in VRE infections

January 15, 2020
Hospitals that discontinued contact precautions saw an associated increase in vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, or VRE, bloodstream infections in…
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