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Oct 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017
Enterobacteriaceae

New diarrhea guidelines stress implications of molecular tests

Improved testing may identify pathogens unsuspected by clinicians and create a need for infectious disease expertise in interpreting and acting on findings.

Oct 12, 2017

Oct 12, 2017
Hurricane Irma flooding

Groups warn of infectious disease threats in Puerto Rico

As access to drinking water continues to pose a problem, leptospirosis infections and deaths have been reported.

Mar 16, 2017

Mar 16, 2017
NIH researcher

Trump's budget cuts 20% of NIH; groups express outrage

The budget supports earlier commitment to Gavi vaccine initiatives but dials back funds for other global health efforts.

Feb 06, 2017

Feb 06, 2017

Study: Vancomycin should be go-to drug for severe C diff

The drug may cut all-cause mortality in patients with severe C difficile infection.

Dec 08, 2016

Dec 08, 2016
Pulmonary tuberculosis x-ray

Guidance: Newer tests recommended for TB diagnosis

The guidelines include testing for latent TB, which may affect as many as 13 million Americans.

Sep 29, 2016

Sep 29, 2016
Zika mosquitoes

Zika funds finally pass amid more Florida cases

In another breaking development, the CDC today urged pregnant women to avoid nonessential travel to 11 Southeast Asian countries.

Sep 06, 2016

Sep 06, 2016
Drug development lab

Health groups urge Senate to pass antibiotics bill

The PATH Act would establish a new "limited population antibacterial drug approval pathway."

Jul 19, 2016

Jul 19, 2016
Patient on ventilator

IDSA: Use short course of antibiotics for hospital pneumonia

Hospital-acquired and ventilator-related pneumonia get a 7-day course, IDSA says.

Jun 23, 2015

Jun 23, 2015
Baby feet

Korea reports 3 more cases, healthy birth after MERS

Korea now has 175 cases, and US experts publish recommendations for US readiness.

Mar 27, 2015

Mar 27, 2015
White House

White House releases plan to curb antibiotic resistance

The Obama administration unveils a plan for addressing the threat in the next 5 years.

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