In the Journals

Modifications to P. vivax malaria therapy reduce recurrences

July 23, 2018
A “modest” increase in the WHO-recommended target dose of chloroquine for Plasmodium vivax malaria reduced more than 40% of recurrences…

Campaign encourages young people to talk to parents about HPV vaccine

July 23, 2018
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases has partnered with DoSomething.org to create a new national digital campaign aimed at teenagers and…

In the Journals

Study casts doubt on cost-effectiveness of dengue vaccine

July 22, 2018
Researchers cast doubt on the cost-effectiveness in some circumstances of screening people for prior dengue infection before immunizing them with…

Enhanced immigration enforcement in US could worsen HIV epidemic

July 21, 2018
Since the 2016 United States elections, immigrants from Latin America with HIV have become more anxious about the possibility of being deported to…

Salmonella outbreaks linked to raw turkey, pasta salad sicken more than 100

July 19, 2018
CDC and state health officials are investigating two multistate outbreaks of Salmonella — a newly announced outbreak involving raw turkey…

Perspective

Global survey shows progress, gaps in antimicrobial resistance efforts

July 18, 2018
WHO, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Organization for Animal Health have released findings from a recent survey assessing global…

In the Journals

Free testing, drug discounts improve use of ACTs for malaria

July 17, 2018
In western Kenya, a community-based intervention that included free malaria testing and discounts on artemisinin-based combination therapies for…

In the Journals

Booklet reduces antibiotic prescribing for childhood fever

July 9, 2018
“Out-of-hours” family physicians — those clinicians who provided primary care between 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. daily and the entire…

First human case of Keystone virus discovered in Florida

June 29, 2018
Researchers from the University of Florida said they have discovered the first human case of Keystone virus, a mosquito-borne disease previously only…

Report details outbreaks linked to untreated recreational water

June 28, 2018
From 2000 to 2014, 140 outbreaks in 35 U.S. states and Guam were linked to untreated recreational water in lakes, rivers and oceans, according to a…

In the Journals

IDSA, ASM update lab diagnosis guide

June 28, 2018
The Infectious Disease Society of America and the American Society for Microbiology released an updated guide designed to help health care providers…

National HIV Testing Day: High-risk patients not screened frequently enough

June 27, 2018
Today is National HIV Testing Day, which the CDC recognizes each year on June 27 to promote the importance of detecting, testing and preventing HIV…

In the Journals

Mucus protects airborne flu in humid conditions

June 16, 2018
For the first time, researchers found that influenza remains highly stable and infectious in aerosols in various levels of humidity, suggesting that…

Study supports safety concerns of world’s only dengue vaccine

June 13, 2018
Findings published today in The New England Journal of Medicine affirm that receiving the world’s only licensed dengue vaccine increases the…

In the Journals

Scarlet fever has surged in China since 2011

June 8, 2018
In 2011, scarlet fever began to surge in China and continued to occur at an increased incidence for 6 consecutive years, according to findings…

Perspective

Health care workers first to get Ebola vaccine in Congo outbreak

May 21, 2018
Health care workers operating in affected areas of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are the first to receive an…

Highly targeted interventions may reduce future cholera outbreaks

May 20, 2018
Two major vaccination campaigns have been implemented since January as part of the global effort to reduce cholera by 90% by 2030, according to WHO. …

FDA News

FDA: HIV drug dolutegravir possibly linked to serious birth defects

May 18, 2018
The FDA issued a safety alert today warning patients and providers about a potential risk for neural tube birth defects in babies born to women with…

Ebola outbreak in Congo not yet a public health emergency, WHO says

May 18, 2018
The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has not yet risen to the level of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, or…

In the Journals

Pig coronavirus potentially harmful to humans

May 18, 2018
Scientists are concerned that a recently discovered coronavirus could emerge to cause outbreaks in humans. The virus, porcine deltacoronavirus…