Novel Coronavirus a'Tremendous Public Health Threat,' CDC Says Novel Coronavirus a'Tremendous Public Health Threat,' CDC Says
With 34 confirmed cases of the virus in the US now, the CDC is preparing for potential community spread of 2019-nCoV in the US and is not ruling out the future need for school and business closures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Severe Infection Tied to Substance-Induced Psychosis Severe Infection Tied to Substance-Induced Psychosis
Severe infection is linked to an increased risk of substance-induced psychosis. However, hepatitis is the most strongly linked and the only infection tied to schizophrenia conversion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Silent COVID-19 Cases May Stymie Screening Efforts Silent COVID-19 Cases May Stymie Screening Efforts
Researchers tested 126 people who recently traveled to China."Our findings demonstrate that screening for signs& symptoms of infection, including the temperature, might not be sufficient," said one.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Doctors Look to Existing Drugs in Coronavirus Fight Doctors Look to Existing Drugs in Coronavirus Fight
COVID-19, the infection caused by the newly identified coronavirus, is currently a disease with no pharmaceutical weapons against it. There's no vaccine to prevent it, and no drugs can treat it.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

ACC Guidance on Cardiac Implications of Coronavirus ACC Guidance on Cardiac Implications of Coronavirus
As spread of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus continues, the American College of Cardiology has released a clinical update that looks at early cardiac implications and clinical guidance.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Quarantined for Coronavirus: What It's Like Quarantined for Coronavirus: What It's Like
Yanjun Wei describes what it's like living in quarantine at Travis Air Force Base in California with her two small children.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC Confirms 13th Case of Coronavirus in US CDC Confirms 13th Case of Coronavirus in US
The latest case was a person in California who was previously under federal quarantine because of travel to Wuhan, China. Lab results initially indicated that the patient was negative for COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

With the New Coronavirus, Just Who Is a'Close Contact'? With the New Coronavirus, Just Who Is a'Close Contact'?
Health officials stress that the new coronavirus poses minimal risk in the United States -- unless you have had"close contact" with someone infected with the virus. But what exactly is close contact?Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Remdesivir under study as treatment for novel coronavirus Remdesivir under study as treatment for novel coronavirus
A randomized, controlled trial of Gilead's antiviral drug remdesivir is underway in China in hopes that it will be an effective treatment for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Rumor Mill Rampant With Bogus News Coronavirus Rumor Mill Rampant With Bogus News
In addition to causing human suffering, the current coronavirus outbreak has sparked rumors, false alarms, and conspiracy theories.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Novel Coronavirus: Case Review IDs Clinical Characteristics Novel Coronavirus: Case Review IDs Clinical Characteristics
A retrospective study on 99 novel coronavirus cases was published in last week. The findings could guide action in other cases and aid clinicians in creating treatment plans for those afflicted.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

ACIP Releases 2020 Child and Adolescent Vaccine Schedule ACIP Releases 2020 Child and Adolescent Vaccine Schedule
Changes include a recommendation for a hepatitis A catch-up vaccination for anyone who wasn't vaccinated as a child.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Entry Ban, Quarantine Measures Underway in US for Novel Coronavirus Entry Ban, Quarantine Measures Underway in US for Novel Coronavirus
A presidential proclamation is in place that bars US entry to foreign nationals who have visited mainland China within the past 14 days; the ban does not apply to travelers from Hong Kong and Macao.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

11th Case of New Virus Confirmed in California 11th Case of New Virus Confirmed in California
The husband and wife, both 57, have been sickened by the novel coronavirus after the husband recently returned from Wuhan, China. Officials said this was a case of person-to-person transmission.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hashtag Medicine: Coronavirus Fear Goes Viral on Social Media Hashtag Medicine: Coronavirus Fear Goes Viral on Social Media
The novel coronavirus has been declared a global health emergency, but social media chatter about it has outpaced the virus itself.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

HHS Declares Coronavirus Emergency, Orders Quarantine HHS Declares Coronavirus Emergency, Orders Quarantine
In the first such action taken by the CDC in more than half a century, 195 passengers arriving at a California air base were quarantined. The isolation is slated to last 14 days.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO Declares Public Health Emergency for Novel Coronavirus WHO Declares Public Health Emergency for Novel Coronavirus
The declaration was made after a week of growing concern and pressure on WHO officials to designate the virus at a higher emergency level. The Emergency Committee's decision was nearly unanimous.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

CDC: First Person-to-Person Spread of Novel Coronavirus in US CDC: First Person-to-Person Spread of Novel Coronavirus in US
The affected man, in his 60s, is the spouse of the first confirmed travel-associated case in the US.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): FAQs for Clinicians Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): FAQs for Clinicians
What should every clinic do to prepare for patients with potential Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection? Here are the answers to clinicians'frequently asked questions.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

Coronaviruses: What We Know Now Coronaviruses: What We Know Now
With the arrival of the new coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, there is much to learn. What do we know about it already, and how can we prepare for its possible spread?Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

CDC Confirms Five Coronavirus Cases in US CDC Confirms Five Coronavirus Cases in US
110 people in 26 states are being checked for possible infection. CDC scientists have developed a real-time polymerase chain reaction test that can diagnose the virus in respiratory and serum samples.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Urine Collection Cups to Get Red-Carpet Treatment at Oscars Urine Collection Cups to Get Red-Carpet Treatment at Oscars
Hollywood bigwigs are going to receive a urine collection device at the Academy Awards. But physicians think the device needs more research prior to widespread adoption.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Support for Vaccines Continues Downward Trend in US, Poll Shows Support for Vaccines Continues Downward Trend in US, Poll Shows
In 2019, 84% of Americans think vaccinating children is important, down from 94% in 2001; 10% still believe vaccines can cause autism, according to a new Gallup survey.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Higher Vaccine Coverage Tied to Mandatory Vaccination in Europe Higher Vaccine Coverage Tied to Mandatory Vaccination in Europe
Unlike the United States, most European vaccine mandates involved financial penalties, and the magnitude of the penalty was associated with greater immunization coverage.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Flu Shot a Mismatch for Main Strain, Season Far From Over: CDC Flu Shot a Mismatch for Main Strain, Season Far From Over: CDC
Influenza season is still in full swing and children are especially hard hit, in part as a result of a vaccine that is poorly matched to the currently predominant strain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Decolonizing Parents Cuts NICU Staph Transmission Risk Decolonizing Parents Cuts NICU Staph Transmission Risk
Decolonizing the parents of infants in neonatal intensive care units may reduce the risk of the parents transmitting Staphylococcus aureus to the infants.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Influenza Continues Unabated in US, Deaths in the Thousands Influenza Continues Unabated in US, Deaths in the Thousands
Influenza-like illness activity is on the rise and 800 deaths were reported in the last week alone; the illness has killed at least 2900 so far this season.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Flu Season Worsens Early, More Deaths Reported Flu Season Worsens Early, More Deaths Reported
Influenza continues to spread across the United States; reports of nine pediatric deaths were reported to the CDC this week, bringing this year's total to 19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - December 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New Strategies to Prevent MRSA Infections in Your Hospital New Strategies to Prevent MRSA Infections in Your Hospital
A community hospital's rate of MRSA bloodstream infections is much higher than the national rate. Would you know what to do to reverse this trend?CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - December 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Case Challenge Source Type: news

Influenza Sickens Millions Across US, at Least 1300 Deaths: CDC Influenza Sickens Millions Across US, at Least 1300 Deaths: CDC
Influenza activity has been at or above the national baseline for 5 weeks and at least 1300 influenza-related deaths have occurred.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Drug-Resistant Infections More Likely With Devices Than Surgery Drug-Resistant Infections More Likely With Devices Than Surgery
Healthcare-associated infections in adults were more likely to be antibiotic resistant in cases involving use of medical devices than in those involving surgery, according to a new report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - November 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

EEE Requires Urgent Action, Experts Say EEE Requires Urgent Action, Experts Say
Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) sickened 36 people in nine US states in 2019, killing 14. Experts believe a national strategy is needed to combat EEEV and other arboviruses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - November 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New Shingles Vaccine: What You Need to Know New Shingles Vaccine: What You Need to Know
The shingles vaccine Shingrix was approved in 2017. Doctors say they are learning more about how it works, its safety risks, and how it compares to Zostavax.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Without Action, Every Child Will Be Affected by Climate Change Without Action, Every Child Will Be Affected by Climate Change
The health effects of climate change could undermine the last 50 years of progress in public health, but, with individual efforts and policy changes, the effects could be limited.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - November 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

STI Diagnoses Crowdsourced on Reddit: What Can We Learn? STI Diagnoses Crowdsourced on Reddit: What Can We Learn?
People are using social media platforms to ask the general public to help diagnose sexually transmitted infections.Medscape (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - November 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

FDA OKs Fluzone High-Dose Influenza Vaccine for Older Adults FDA OKs Fluzone High-Dose Influenza Vaccine for Older Adults
Sanofi will transition completely from the trivalent to quadrivalent Fluzone high-dose influenza vaccines in the US. The quadrivalent vaccine will be available for the 2020-2021 flu season.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - November 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Lab Worker Infected With Smallpox-Related Virus Lab Worker Infected With Smallpox-Related Virus
The 26-year-old was injecting a mouse with the vaccina virus (VACV) when the needle pricked her finger. It swelled and turned black, but after getting treatment, she recovered. The CDC was contacted.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - October 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Intrathecal Interferon Benefits Devastating Post-Measles Syndrome Intrathecal Interferon Benefits Devastating Post-Measles Syndrome
Intrathecal interferon improves several measures of neurologic disability in devastating post-measles subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, a study shows. Most of the patients had not been immunized.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - October 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Tdap Vaccine Can Be Given Instead of Td, CDC Panel Says Tdap Vaccine Can Be Given Instead of Td, CDC Panel Says
The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends giving either Tdap or Td in certain situations where only Td was previously recommended.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - October 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Child Vaccination Rates Near Target in US, But Uneven Child Vaccination Rates Near Target in US, But Uneven
Some numbers are lower in low-income, underinsured, and rural areas. In 25 states, the number of nonexempt, undervaccinated kindergarteners was higher than the numbers of exempt students.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - October 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Once a Tiny Fraction of US Approvals, Cancer Drugs Now Dominate Once a Tiny Fraction of US Approvals, Cancer Drugs Now Dominate
In the 1980s, cancer drugs accounted for the smallest share of US approvals among the four major therapeutic classes. In the last decade, they had the largest share — by far.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Physicians Still Weak on HPV Vaccine Delivery, Despite Benefits Physicians Still Weak on HPV Vaccine Delivery, Despite Benefits
Adopting a more presumptive approach with parents may increase low vaccination uptake and completion, especially in younger adolescents.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Lyme Testing Gets Fast and Easy Lyme Testing Gets Fast and Easy
Dr Paul Auwaerter comments on the newly approved, modified two-tier approach for diagnosing Lyme disease.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Not Vaccinating Migrant Children Is'Unconscionable'Not Vaccinating Migrant Children Is'Unconscionable '
Dr Paul Offit comments on the US Customs and Border Protection agency's decision to not vaccinate migrant children against influenza.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Serious Liver Injury Tied to HCV Drugs in Rare Cases, FDA Warns Serious Liver Injury Tied to HCV Drugs in Rare Cases, FDA Warns
The US Food and Drug Agency has warned that three direct-acting antiviral drugs have been associated with rare cases of severe liver injury in patients being treated for hepatitis C virus infection.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

5 Hidden Dangers in International Travel 5 Hidden Dangers in International Travel
Travel to far-flung, global locations is growing in popularity. Prepare your patients for safe and healthy international travel with these five things to remember.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine Recommendations Updated by CDC Flu Vaccine Recommendations Updated by CDC
New ACIP recommendations include an expanded age indication for one vaccine and a changed dose volume for another vaccine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Races Across the Country Hepatitis A Races Across the Country
The virus continues its march across the nation, with Florida and Philadelphia the latest areas to declare public health emergencies.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

West Nile Virus Neuroinvasive Disease On the Rise West Nile Virus Neuroinvasive Disease On the Rise
Healthcare providers should consider arboviral infections in patients with aseptic meningitis or encephalitis and perform appropriate diagnostic tests, the CDC cautions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ebola Just'A Plane Ride Away'Ebola Just'A Plane Ride Away '
How ready is the United States to cope with Ebola again? The immediate threat is low, but that can change on a dime.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news