News & Perspective

Oct 27, 2004

Oct 27, 2004

IDSA: flu vaccine shortage shows need for incentives

(CIDRAP News) – In response to the national influenza vaccine shortage, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is calling on the federal government to find ways to make the production of vaccines more profitable.

Apr 01, 2004

Apr 01, 2004

IDSA urges Bayer to stop selling enrofloxacin

(CIDRAP News) – The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is urging Bayer Corp. to comply with a proposed federal regulatory action and withdraw enrofloxacin (Baytril) from the market because of the concern that its use in poultry promotes drug-resistant bacteria.

Mar 17, 2004

Mar 17, 2004

Benign rashes seen in first-time smallpox vaccinees

(CIDRAP News) – Nine out of 250 people who received their first smallpox shots in a recent study reacted with a variety of self-limiting skin rashes, a side effect that could be mistaken for a serious reaction to the vaccine, according to a report in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Feb 24, 2004

Feb 24, 2004

Y pseudotuberculosis infections traced to lettuce

(CIDRAP News) – An unusual intestinal infection that is often mistaken for appendicitis has been traced to a specific food source, iceberg lettuce, for the first time, according to a report in the Mar 1 Journal of Infectious Diseases (JID).