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…

In the Journals

Maternal tenofovir disoproxil fumarate use does not lower HBV transmission

March 7, 2018
Pregnant women who received tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and other prevention measures did not experience a significantly lower rate of transmission…

FDA News

FDA approves first-ever tests to screen for tickborne parasites

March 7, 2018
The FDA recently announced it has approved the Imugen Babesia microti Arrayed Fluorescent Immunoassay for detecting antibodies to Babesia

IRIS incidence does not increase with integrase inhibitors

March 6, 2018
BOSTON — Adding raltegravir to standard-of-care ART did not impact the incidence or case fatality of immune reconstitution inflammatory…

Meeting News

‘Downstream studies’ from HIV breast-feeding trial show collaboration can drive science

March 5, 2018
BOSTON — In the Bernard Field Lecture at CROI, Julie M. Overbaugh, PhD, member of the human biology and public health sciences division and…

Meeting NewsPerspective

1 month of TB prophylaxis as effective as 9 months

March 5, 2018
BOSTON — A 1-month antibiotic regimen to prevent active tuberculosis in patients living with HIV was just as effective and caused fewer adverse…

Two new HIV regimens to be introduced in US

March 2, 2018
The global pharmaceutical company Mylan announced today that it will be introducing two new HIV treatment regimens — Symfi Lo and Cimduo…

Avoid fake influenza products, FDA warns

March 2, 2018
The FDA is warning consumers to avoid unapproved products that marketers claim will cure or prevent influenza. Agency officials acknowledged that…

FDA News

FDA approves Otiprio for swimmer’s ear

March 2, 2018
Otonomy Inc. announced that it has received FDA approval for Otiprio 6% to treat acute otitis externa caused by Staphylococcus aureus and…

Flu illness declines for third straight week; pediatric deaths top 100

March 2, 2018
A particularly severe influenza season in the United States continued to lose momentum entering March, with illnesses declining for a third straight…