Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria Found on Patient Hands, Surfaces Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria Found on Patient Hands, Surfaces
Multidrug-resistant bacteria were found on many hospitalized patients'hands and on commonly touched surfaces in their rooms. They could be a reservoir for hospital-acquired infections, a study indicates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Chagas Cardiomyopathy: The Disease You Might Not Think Of Chagas Cardiomyopathy: The Disease You Might Not Think Of
A growing public health threat demands more awareness of Chagas disease and its manifestations.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Case Challenge Source Type: news

Candida auris Spreads Through US Hospitals Candida auris Spreads Through US Hospitals
The tough new strain of fungus does not act'like your typical candida,'says an expert from the CDC.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Your Norovirus Questions, Answered Your Norovirus Questions, Answered
Norovirus outbreaks seem to be everywhere, closing schools and returning cruise ships to port. Here's what you need to know about this highly contagious illness.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Dual Uterus Pregnancy, Energy Drink Overdose, Fish Scales The Week That Wasn't: Dual Uterus Pregnancy, Energy Drink Overdose, Fish Scales
Read about a rare case of uterus didelphys with simultaneous pregnancies, excessive energy drink intake eating away at a man's tongue, and new research that may one day help fight antibiotic resistance.Medscape (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Medscape Today Article Source Type: news

What Will It Take to Eradicate Mumps? What Will It Take to Eradicate Mumps?
Mumps isn't a trivial infection because it can lead to sterility. How can we end these outbreaks?Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

US Measles Cases at Second-Highest Since Elimination in 2000 US Measles Cases at Second-Highest Since Elimination in 2000
The number of individual measles cases is at its second highest in the United States since its elimination in 2000, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Fever in Travelers: Could It Be a Viral Hemorrhagic Fever? Fever in Travelers: Could It Be a Viral Hemorrhagic Fever?
Would you recognize a possible life-threatening VHF on the basis of symptoms and travel history?CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

Artesunate Now First-Line Treatment for Severe Malaria in US Artesunate Now First-Line Treatment for Severe Malaria in US
With quinidine discontinued and no longer available in the US, artesunate is now the first-line treatment for severe malaria in the US, according to the CDC.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Aspirin May Lower HCC Risk in Patients With Hepatitis B Aspirin May Lower HCC Risk in Patients With Hepatitis B
A new study finds that daily low-dose aspirin may decrease the risk for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with chronic hepatitis B infection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

' Zombie Deer Disease' Spreading; Watch What You Eat'Zombie Deer Disease' Spreading; Watch What You Eat
Dr Paul Auwaerter discusses the threat to humans from'zombie deer disease,'more accurately known as'chronic wasting disease. 'Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

' Zombie Deer Disease' Is Widespread; Should We Worry?'Zombie Deer Disease' Is Widespread; Should We Worry?
Dr Paul Auwaerter discusses the threat to humans from'zombie deer disease,'more accurately known as'chronic wasting disease. 'Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Genetic Shifts in Bordetella May Explain Surge in Pertussis Genetic Shifts in Bordetella May Explain Surge in Pertussis
The recent uptick in whooping cough may be explained, in part, by genetic shifts in Bordetella that reduce the efficacy of the pertussis vaccine, according to a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Video Observation Improves TB Therapy Adherence Video Observation Improves TB Therapy Adherence
Observing patients with TB taking their medication via video improved adherence to therapy more than directly observed therapy, a study conducted largely in the homeless and prison populations found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nearly 1 in 4 Antibiotic Rx Still Inappropriate in US Nearly 1 in 4 Antibiotic Rx Still Inappropriate in US
Almost one quarter of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions are inappropriate, according to an analysis of data from 19.2 million patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Recognition and Management of Drug-Resistant Typhoid Fever Recognition and Management of Drug-Resistant Typhoid Fever
Know the signs and symptoms as well as risk factors for typhoid fever, and which tests to order when the infection is suspected.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Two Simple Ways to Improve Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases Two Simple Ways to Improve Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases
Recent data support taking a hard look at clinical practices surrounding diagnostic testing in C difficile and bloodstream infections.Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Viewpoint Source Type: news

Influenza and MRSA Pneumonia Influenza and MRSA Pneumonia
Dr Paul Auwaerter discusses the antimicrobial options for postinfluenza MRSA pneumonia, and makes the case for a universal flu vaccine.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Therapy Duration and Follow-up Blood Cultures in Bacteremia Therapy Duration and Follow-up Blood Cultures in Bacteremia
Two recent studies can help streamline therapy of gram-negative bloodstream infections.Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Viewpoint Source Type: news

Most Infection Specialists Fail to Advise Short-duration Antibiotic Therapy Most Infection Specialists Fail to Advise Short-duration Antibiotic Therapy
Most infection specialists who give at least weekly advice to colleagues regarding antibiotic prescriptions fail to specify the shortest possible duration of therapy, according to an international cross-sectional survey.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Antibiotics, Antidepressants Dominate New FDA Watch List Antibiotics, Antidepressants Dominate New FDA Watch List
Presence on list does not mean a drug has been linked to a risk, only that new safety information is available or potential risk has been identified and further review will be or has been completed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

US Influenza Activity Widespread and Intense, May Be Peaking US Influenza Activity Widespread and Intense, May Be Peaking
The US is experiencing a very active flu season and early signs suggest that the season may be severe, federal health officials say, with'almost a doubling'of hospitalizations in just the past week.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Extended-pulsed Fidaxomicin Bests Vancomycin for C Diff in Older People Extended-pulsed Fidaxomicin Bests Vancomycin for C Diff in Older People
Extended-pulsed fidaxomicin, delivering 20 doses over a longer time period after initial daily dosing, appears superior to standard-dose vancomycin for sustained cure of Clostridium difficile infection in patients age 60 or older, according to results from an open-label randomized trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Fears Mount Over Superbugs, but Simple Steps on Farms Can Help Fears Mount Over Superbugs, but Simple Steps on Farms Can Help
Imagine a world where a small cut on your finger or a routine hip replacement surgery could prove fatal. This is the future humanity is facing unless the use and abuse of antibiotics is curbed in both humans and animals, experts have warned.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Single Dose of Azithromycin Effective for Latent Yaws Single Dose of Azithromycin Effective for Latent Yaws
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - November 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ceftazidime-avibactam Combo Kills Highly Drug-resistant TB Ceftazidime-avibactam Combo Kills Highly Drug-resistant TB
The combination of ceftazidime with avibactam potently sterilizes highly drug-resistant tuberculosis in vitro, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New Antibiotic for'Superbug' Gonorrhea New Antibiotic for'Superbug' Gonorrhea
Some types of the sexually transmitted infection known as gonorrhoea have become resistant to several antibiotics – but laboratory research on a new drug is showing promise against this'superbug'.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CRE Endemic in DC Healthcare Facilities CRE Endemic in DC Healthcare Facilities
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) colonization is prevalent in 15 of the 16 healthcare facilities tested in Washington, DC.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pediatricians Give Parents Mixed Messages About HPV Vaccination Pediatricians Give Parents Mixed Messages About HPV Vaccination
Pediatricians often give parents mixed messages about the need for vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new analysis of audio recordings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Yemen Cholera Cases Could Hit 300,000 Within Six Months - WHO Yemen Cholera Cases Could Hit 300,000 Within Six Months - WHO
Yemen could have as many as 300,000 cases of cholera within six months and an"extremely high" number of deaths, the World Health Organization said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Testing, Care, and Cure of Hepatitis C Testing, Care, and Cure of Hepatitis C
Despite many challenges, an increasing number of HCV-infected patients are being treated and cured, and many can be managed in primary care.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

8-week Sofosbuvir-velpatasvir-voxilaprevir Less Effective for HCV 8-week Sofosbuvir-velpatasvir-voxilaprevir Less Effective for HCV
For patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, eight weeks of combined sofosbuvir-velpatasvir-voxilaprevir may not be as effective as 12 weeks of only sofosbuvir-velpatasvir, results from two phase 3 open-label trials suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Sepsis Linked to Long-Term Risk for Seizures Sepsis Linked to Long-Term Risk for Seizures
Investigators say their findings'support the hypothesis that sepsis could be associated with pathways leading to long-lasting brain injury, independent of other structural lesions. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Decreasing Prosthetic Joint Infections Decreasing Prosthetic Joint Infections
Two studies address issues related to prosthetic joint infections.Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Viewpoint Source Type: news

Antibiotics Before Dental Care in Patients With Prosthetic Joints Antibiotics Before Dental Care in Patients With Prosthetic Joints
Should patients with prosthetic joints undergo antibiotic prophylaxis before dental procedures? This tool may help with that decision.Medscape Dental & Oral Health (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Dental & Oral Health Viewpoint Source Type: news

Rabies: What's an Exposure? Know When to Vaccinate Rabies: What's an Exposure? Know When to Vaccinate
To respond promptly, clinicians need to understand what constitutes a rabies exposure and how to properly dose the vaccine.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Gastric Acid Suppression Therapy Ups Risk of Recurrent C. diff Gastric Acid Suppression Therapy Ups Risk of Recurrent C. diff
Withholding proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) or histamine 2 receptor blockers (H2Bs) in the setting of active or recent Clostridium difficile infection may help prevent a recurrent bout of CDI, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Blood, Sweat, and Tears? The Presence of Zika in the Eye Blood, Sweat, and Tears? The Presence of Zika in the Eye
Animal studies have now shown a possible role for tears in transmitting this potentially devastating virus. What might this mean for people? This commentary takes a closer look.Medscape Optometry (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

China Bird Flu Death Toll Rises to 161 in Worst Outbreak Since 2009 China Bird Flu Death Toll Rises to 161 in Worst Outbreak Since 2009
China reported 61 fatalities and 160 cases of human infection from H7N9 bird flu in February, the government said on Monday, much higher than in previous years and bringing the death toll in this winter's outbreaks to 161 since October.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

4 Influenza Myths Debunked 4 Influenza Myths Debunked
Common misconceptions about influenza can lead patients to forego vaccination and carelessly transmit the virus to others.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Expert Column Source Type: news

John Bartlett's Take on Critical ID Topics John Bartlett's Take on Critical ID Topics
Infectious diseases--old and new--continue to threaten human health. Dr John Bartlett reviews the ID topics that should be on every clinician's radar.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

High-Dose Vaccine May Reduce Deaths During Severe Flu Season High-Dose Vaccine May Reduce Deaths During Severe Flu Season
The high-dose influenza vaccine appears to have been better at preventing postinfluenza deaths than standard-dose vaccine, a new study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Liberia Investigates Death of Celebrated Ebola Fighter Amid Stigma Fears Liberia Investigates Death of Celebrated Ebola Fighter Amid Stigma Fears
Ebola survivor and nurse assistant Salome Karwah died last week four days after suffering complications from giving birth.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Clinicians: Beware the Claim of Cost-Effectiveness Clinicians: Beware the Claim of Cost-Effectiveness
It might be counterintuitive, but it's true: Cost-effective does not mean the same thing as cost-reducing.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

WHO Lists Antibiotic-Resistant'Priority Pathogens' for R & D WHO Lists Antibiotic-Resistant'Priority Pathogens' for R & D
In a bid to guide and promote development of new antibiotics, the World Health Organization has published a list of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Does Zika Harm Male Fertility? Does Zika Harm Male Fertility?
Researchers at the CDC are working with a fertility clinic in Puerto Rico, which has been hard-hit by Zika, to determine if men infected by the virus have lower sperm counts or sperm that doesn't work as well in the weeks and months after infection.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hard to Detect, China Bird Flu Virus May Be More Widespread Hard to Detect, China Bird Flu Virus May Be More Widespread
Bird flu infection rates on Chinese poultry farms may be far higher than previously thought, because the strain of the deadly virus that has killed more than 100 people this winter is hard to detect in chickens and geese, animal health experts say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

If Children Got the HPV4 Vaccine Series, Should They Get HPV9? If Children Got the HPV4 Vaccine Series, Should They Get HPV9?
Dr Paul Offit explains why those who have completed the HPV4 series should also receive HPV9.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Cutting Fluoroquinolone Use May Be Key to Quelling C. Diff Outbreaks Cutting Fluoroquinolone Use May Be Key to Quelling C. Diff Outbreaks
Antibiotic stewardship is behind the sharp drop seen across the U.K. in Clostridium difficile infections over the past decade, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Preventing Disease Transmission in Dental Settings Preventing Disease Transmission in Dental Settings
CDC offers new resources to make sure dental office infection control practices are up-to-date.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news