New Jersey warns airport passengers of possible measles exposure

January 15, 2018
New Jersey warned passengers who traveled through Newark Liberty International Airport this month that they may have been exposed to measles. The New…

Physicians commonly prescribe risky antibiotics for UTIs during early pregnancy

January 14, 2018
Despite warnings, physicians commonly prescribe risky antibiotics for urinary tract infections to women during early pregnancy, according to a new…

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Rhesus macaques in Florida expose parkgoers to deadly virus

January 13, 2018
Researchers have found evidence that people visiting a popular public park in Florida are at risk for contracting a potentially deadly virus known as…

‘Flu is everywhere’: CDC notes severe but not unprecedented activity

January 12, 2018
The rate of influenza-related hospitalizations in the United States nearly doubled in just 1 week as the country deals with a severe but not…

LA case a reminder about sexually transmitted Zika

January 12, 2018
The first-ever case of a sexually transmitted Zika infection in Los Angeles county was a reminder that sexual transmission of the virus, although…

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Positive LAM results predict mortality in children with HIV

January 12, 2018
Children with HIV in Kenya whose urine samples tested positive for lipoarabinomannan, or LAM — a biomarker of tuberculosis — had a nearly…

CDC highlights state-level progress against antibiotic resistance

January 10, 2018
The CDC used new data to highlight accomplishments made in several U.S. states to combat antibiotic resistance. Congress has appropriated $323…

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Remains of 16th century mummy reveal long history of HBV in humans

January 10, 2018
A recent DNA analysis of 450-year-old mummified remains belonging to a small child in Naples, Italy, revealed that the child — who was thought…

Older male doctors in small Southern practices prescribe most antibiotics

January 9, 2018
Outpatient antibiotic use — much of it unnecessary — is a main driver of antibiotic resistance. But which physicians in the United States…

Thousands of 7-Eleven customers in Utah possibly exposed to hepatitis A

January 8, 2018
The Salt Lake County Health Department has reported that an employee of a 7-Eleven store in West Jordan, Utah, may have exposed as many as 2,000…

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Fosmidomycin-piperaquine appears safe, effective against malaria

January 6, 2018
A combination regimen of fosmidomycin-piperaquine that is being developed in response to increasing resistance to artemisinin-based therapy for…

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Researchers link Dengvaxia vaccination to false-positive dengue test results

January 5, 2018
Data from two phase 3 trials indicate that vaccination with Dengvaxia impacts the efficacy of immunoglobulin M- and immunoglobulin G-based assays for…

Venezuela case suggests Zika virus transmitted through breast-feeding

January 4, 2018
Researchers said they found evidence in Venezuela that mother-to-child transmission of Zika virus through breast-feeding is possible. Writing in…

WHO prequalifies first typhoid conjugate vaccine

January 4, 2018
WHO recently announced that it has prequalified the first typhoid conjugate vaccine, making it accessible to global health agencies for areas where…

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New report identifies antimicrobial resistance patterns in children

December 28, 2017
A recent analysis of more than 20,000 health care-associated infections among children in the United States highlights antimicrobial resistance…

Top 10 infectious diseases stories in 2017

December 27, 2017
WHO has released a summary of its biggest stories on key health issues in 2017. Among them include major achievements against measles, polio…

Infant formula causes outbreak of Salmonella Agona

December 22, 2017
Infant formula products manufactured by a French company have caused 35 confirmed cases of Salmonella Agona infection in infants aged younger than 6…

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Economic burden of C. difficile similar in hospitalized children, adults

December 20, 2017
The economic burden of Clostridium difficile infection in children is similar to that of infection among adults, study data show. “The…

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Study supports narrow-spectrum antibiotics for pediatric respiratory infections

December 19, 2017
Narrow-spectrum antibiotics are preferable to broad-spectrum antibiotics for treating most children with acute respiratory tract infections…

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Allergy experts set the record straight on flu shots for patients with egg sensitivity

December 19, 2017
New data have affirmed what the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology said has been known for several years: There are no special…