In the Journals

Patients with Buruli ulcer benefit by delaying surgery decision

April 9, 2018
Study findings suggest that patients being treated for Buruli ulcer benefit from delaying the decision of whether to undergo excision surgery, once…

In the Journals

Researchers identify shortcomings in medical male circumcision education

April 6, 2018
Although male circumcision reduces the likelihood of contracting HIV through heterosexual sex by 60%, a focus on HIV prevention and sex education…

C. auris continues to spread, causing large outbreaks in Europe

April 5, 2018
The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, or ECDC, has released a new report demonstrating a substantial increase in the number of…

Perspective

CDC documents hundreds of cases of ‘unusual’ bacterial resistance in US

April 3, 2018
State and local health departments reported hundreds of cases of rare bacterial resistance in patients in the United States during the first 9 months…

FDA News

FDA recalls kratom products due to Salmonella risk

April 3, 2018
The FDA ordered a mandatory recall today of all food products containing powdered kratom that were manufactured, processed or packed by Triangle…

In the Journals

Program quickly detects lethal hemorrhagic fever outbreaks in Uganda

April 2, 2018
A program in Uganda has greatly reduced the time to detect outbreaks of life-threatening hemorrhagic fever, according to researchers. The program…

Improving social welfare could reduce most TB incidence worldwide

March 29, 2018
Researchers estimated that reaching WHO’s No. 1 Sustainable Development Goal of ending extreme poverty and expanding social protection could…

In the Journals

Pertussis vaccine, although effective, offers less protection over time

March 28, 2018
The pertussis vaccine is effective, but its protection decreases over time, and coverage has been incomplete, according to researchers. The findings…

In the JournalsPerspective

HPV vaccination rates increase substantially among males in US

March 27, 2018
HPV vaccination rates increased substantially among adolescent and young adult males in the first 6 years after routine vaccination was recommended…

In the Journals

ID mortality rate in US decreases almost 20% since 1980

March 27, 2018
The overall death rate from many infectious diseases decreased by nearly 20% in the United States over 35 years, according to researchers. Only the…

In the JournalsPerspective

Global antibiotic consumption increases 65% over 16 years

March 26, 2018
Researchers investigating global trends in antibiotic use reported a 65% increase from 2000 to 2015 that was largely driven by rising consumption in…

In the Journals

International travel may help spread drug-resistant bacteria in UK

March 26, 2018
People in England who were born in or recently traveled to areas of Asia have an increased risk for extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing…

In the Journals

Mumps vaccine protection wanes over years; more doses recommended

March 25, 2018
Vaccine protection against mumps with two doses weakens after 27 years on average, and a third dose at age 18 years may help prevent the…

In the Journals

Short-course AmBisome effective against persistent leishmaniasis

March 23, 2018
A 15-mg/kg dose of AmBisome given over 15 days in five biweekly infusions was safe and effective against post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis, or…

CDC: Yellow fever kills four Brazil travelers; vaccination urged

March 16, 2018
The CDC is recommending that people who are not vaccinated against yellow fever avoid certain areas of Brazil after 10 people who visited the country…

Travelers at three US airports may have been exposed to measles

March 15, 2018
People at three United States airports may have been exposed to measles this month by infected air passengers returning from abroad, according to…

In the Journals

Tamiflu does not increase suicide risk in children, adolescents

March 14, 2018
Patients aged younger than 18 years who took oseltamivir were not at higher risk for suicide despite packaging indicating so, according to findings…

In the Journals

Many doctors prescribe dying patients antimicrobials despite resistance concerns

March 13, 2018
In a survey of physicians, about half said they felt the use of antimicrobials during end-of-life care contributes to antimicrobial resistance…

Video

VIDEO: A message to clinicians, patients on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10, 2018
BOSTON — Each year, HHS and the CDC recognize March 10 as National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to support women and girls who are…

5 major developments this flu season

March 9, 2018
The 2017-2018 influenza season has been one of the most severe in recent years in North America, causing a disease burden throughout the United…