Infectious Disease

Is New Surveillance Monitoring Required for Enterococcal Oxazolidinone Resistance?

Is New Surveillance Monitoring Required for Enterococcal Oxazolidinone Resistance?

A study was conducted to evaluate the oxazolidinone resistance mechanisms of enterococci bacteria.

100 Now Sickened by Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal

100 Now Sickened by Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal

Thirty people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.

New App Lets Consumers Order STD Tests and Get Treatment via Telemedicine

New App Lets Consumers Order STD Tests and Get Treatment via Telemedicine

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Results - including the date you were checked and a list of what you were checked for - can be shared by users through text, e-mail or on dating profiles.

Irrigation Water Likely Cause of Romaine Lettuce <i>E. Coli</i> Outbreak

Irrigation Water Likely Cause of Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

According to the CDC, outbreak that started in the spring and is now over

HPV Cervical CA Screening Cuts Odds of Later CIN3&#43; Diagnosis

HPV Cervical CA Screening Cuts Odds of Later CIN3+ Diagnosis

Use of primary HPV testing results in significantly lower odds of CIN3 compared with cytology testing

Platform Manufacturing May Speed Pandemic Vaccine Development

Platform Manufacturing May Speed Pandemic Vaccine Development

With the advent of platform manufacturing technology, vaccines can be developed quickly to stop the spread of outbreaks.

Diabetes Risk Associated With Cirrhosis, Not Chronic HCV Infection, in HIV Positive Patients

Diabetes Risk Associated With Cirrhosis, Not Chronic HCV Infection, in HIV Positive Patients

Cirrhosis is associated with an increased risk for diabetes mellitus among patients living with HIV.

Resistant <i>A. Baumannii</i> Increased in Children From 1999 to 2012

Resistant A. Baumannii Increased in Children From 1999 to 2012

Increase seen carbapenem- and cephalosporin-resistant strains, with peak in 2008

CDC Issues Updated Advisory Regarding Outbreaks of Hepatitis A

CDC Issues Updated Advisory Regarding Outbreaks of Hepatitis A

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Of the 2500 cases of hepatitis A infection reported between January 2017 and April 2018, 68% were among persons who reported drug use (injection and non-injection), homelessness, or both.

60 Sickened So Far in Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak

60 Sickened So Far in Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak

31 people have been hospitalized; no deaths reported to date.

DAA Therapy May Improve Select Cognitive Domains in HCV-Infected Patients

DAA Therapy May Improve Select Cognitive Domains in HCV-Infected Patients

Successful DAA therapy may lead to cognitive improvement in several domains in HCV-infected patients.

Provider Engagement With Hesitant Parents May Increase HPV Vaccination Rates

Provider Engagement With Hesitant Parents May Increase HPV Vaccination Rates

Investigators examined parental hesitancy when discussing human papillomavirus vaccination with providers.

CDC: Invasive MRSA More Likely Among Injection Drug Users

CDC: Invasive MRSA More Likely Among Injection Drug Users

From 2011 to 2016, increase in invasive MRSA cases from 4.1 to 9.2 percent among injection drug users.

Is Current Hib Vaccine Effectiveness Decreasing in Children?

Is Current Hib Vaccine Effectiveness Decreasing in Children?

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The hexavalent DTPa-HBV-IPV/Hib vaccine may not affect Hib vaccine efficacy.

CDC IDs Outbreak Trends Tied to Treated Recreational Water

CDC IDs Outbreak Trends Tied to Treated Recreational Water

Outbreaks with confirmed infectious etiology usually caused by Cryptosporidium, Legionella, Pseudomonas

Novel Medicaid Strategy Proposed to Increase Access to HCV Treatment

Novel Medicaid Strategy Proposed to Increase Access to HCV Treatment

A proposed novel Medicaid purchasing strategy is anticipated to increase access to medications that can eradicate hepatitis C virus infection without increasing costs at the state and federal levels.

HBV Infection May Not Be Associated With Increased Risk for Coronary Heart Disease

HBV Infection May Not Be Associated With Increased Risk for Coronary Heart Disease

Researchers conducted the first systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the relationship between HBV and the risk for coronary heart disease.

Vector-Borne Diseases Increase More Than Twofold From 2004 to 2016

Vector-Borne Diseases Increase More Than Twofold From 2004 to 2016

During 2004 to 2016, 82% of all tickborne disease reports were Lyme disease

Screening insufficient for newborns exposed to hepatitis C virus

In this retrospective study, only a fraction of infants receiving well-child care at the study institution were screened for hepatitis C, despite being born to mothers with a known history of hepatitis C virus infection.

COPD Risk in Middle Age: The 3-Way Interaction of Asthma, Smoking, and Childhood Measles

COPD Risk in Middle Age: The 3-Way Interaction of Asthma, Smoking, and Childhood Measles

A childhood measles infection may increase the risk for post-bronchodilator airflow obstruction in middle-age adults via its interaction with asthma and smoking.

Bacterial vaginosis may alter links between contraception, HIV acquisition

Bacterial vaginosis may alter links between contraception, HIV acquisition

Bacterial vaginosis may cause an increased risk for HIV acquisition in women taking oral or injectable hormonal contraception.

Man flu: man-made or real illness?

Man flu: man-made or real illness?

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Men may experience a lower immune response than women, adding insight to the man flu debate.

Flu vaccine safe for individuals with egg allergy

Flu vaccine safe for individuals with egg allergy

Inactivated and live attenuated flu vaccines can be safely administered to people with egg allergies.

Reduced effectiveness of last season's flu vaccine traced to mutation in chicken eggs

Reduced effectiveness of last season's flu vaccine traced to mutation in chicken eggs

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New virus mutations make antibody binding difficult as mismatches in vaccines and viruses emerge.

Hepatitis increases mortality rates in HIV patients

Hepatitis increases mortality rates in HIV patients

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Hepatitis B and hepatitis C may increase mortality risks in HIV patients.

Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio may predict mortality in community-acquired pneumonia

Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio may predict mortality in community-acquired pneumonia

All participants with a neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio greater than 28.3 died within 30 days.

Ultrasound vs radiology for diagnosing pneumonia

Ultrasound vs radiology for diagnosing pneumonia

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Point of care lung ultrasound is an accurate tool for the diagnosis of pneumonia, according to researchers.

2017 Adult immunization schedule released by the CDC

2017 Adult immunization schedule released by the CDC

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The ACIP has released the 2017 recommended immunization schedule for adults.

2017 immunization schedule for children and adolescents released by CDC

2017 immunization schedule for children and adolescents released by CDC

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The schedule includes new or revised recommendations for several vaccines for children and adolescents.

FDA approves first newborn screening system for rare metabolic disorders

FDA approves first newborn screening system for rare metabolic disorders

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The Seeker System is approved to screen for four rare lysosomal storage disorders in newborns.

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