Most injection drug users in 8 US cities have been infected with HCV

April 22, 2019
More than 55% of people who inject drugs, or PWID, in eight United States cities were found to have been infected with hepatitis C virus, including…
Meeting News

‘Significant’ proportion of health care workers, patients shed flu virus before symptoms appear

April 20, 2019
Researchers tracking influenza transmission at a tertiary care hospital in Switzerland found that a “significant” proportion of patients…
Meeting News

Insurance type impacts how adults are vaccinated

April 18, 2019
BALTIMORE — The type of insurance coverage that an adult has impacts how they are vaccinated, according to research presented at the National…
Perspective

Beta-lactam test-dose procedures safe in patients with reported allergy

April 18, 2019
Results from a retrospective cohort study demonstrated the safety of an antimicrobial stewardship intervention that uses guideline-directed…
In the Journals

Wastewater treatment plants harbor antibiotic-resistant genes

April 17, 2019
Findings from a study conducted in seven European countries showed that the number of antibiotic-resistant genes found in wastewater treatment plants…
Meeting News

Patient privacy curtains commonly contaminated with MDROs

April 16, 2019
Patient privacy curtains are commonly contaminated with multidrug-resistant organisms, or MDROs, and despite frequently coming in contact with…

Achaogen, maker of newly approved Zemdri, files for bankruptcy

April 16, 2019
Achaogen, maker of the antibiotic Zemdri, announced that it has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware and is seeking authorization…
In the Journals

Phages help save man’s infected leg from amputation

April 16, 2019
A hospital in Israel used bacteriophages and antibiotics to successfully treat a multidrug-resistant left tibial infection in a man who was injured…
Meeting News

Zerbaxa noninferior to meropenem for treating nosocomial pneumonia

April 16, 2019
Zerbaxa is noninferior to meropenem for the treatment of adult patients with ventilated nosocomial pneumonia, or VNP, according to phase 3 data from…
Breaking News

Contaminated pre-cut melons cause multistate Salmonella outbreak

April 15, 2019
A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Carrau infection has been linked to pre-cut melons from Caito Foods. According to the CDC, there have been 93…

Ebola vaccine more than 97% effective in DRC outbreak

April 15, 2019
The Ebola virus vaccine being used in the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, has been more than 97% effective…
Breaking News

Multistate E. coli outbreak linked to ground beef

April 15, 2019
Health officials linked a multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli to ground beef, although no common supplier, distributor or brand has yet been…
In the Journals

Ebola was more widespread in village where West African epidemic began

April 15, 2019
Researchers determined that Ebola virus infection was more widespread than originally thought in the village where experts believe the West African…

Q&A: The evolution of CAUTI and need for better metrics

April 14, 2019
Current metrics used to monitor progress in the prevention of catheter-associated UTIs, or CAUTIs, may underestimate infectious and noninfectious…
Meeting NewsPerspective

DIAMOND study: 48-week results show long-term efficacy of Symtuza

April 13, 2019
A high proportion of patients with newly diagnosed HIV-1 infection achieved an undetectable viral load through 48 weeks after rapidly initiating…
Perspective

WHO says Ebola outbreak still not an international health emergency

April 12, 2019
For the second time in 6 months, an emergency committee convened by WHO voted against declaring the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic…
Meeting News

Most tourniquets used on patients are contaminated with bacteria

April 12, 2019
Study findings suggest that most tourniquets used in health care are contaminated with bacteria, placing patients at risk for infection, according to…

NIAID awards $22 million to develop therapies for lethal viruses

April 12, 2019
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded a 5-year, $22 million grant to an international consortium to develop…
In the Journals

Water-related outbreaks account for one-fifth of CDC HAI consultations

April 11, 2019
From 2014 to 2017, more than one-fifth of healthcare-associated outbreak consultations undertaken by the CDC were for non-Legionella water-related…

Extragenital STDs prevalent among MSM recruited in nonclinical settings

April 11, 2019
CDC surveillance data from five U.S. cities showed that around 13% of men who have sex with men, or MSM, who were recruited from nonclinical…
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