The number of patients dying from infections has remained stable, but some disease threats have changed.
Vitamin D supplementation may be associated with reduced ARIs among long-term care facility residents.
The CDC requested that laboratories report cases and send patient samples to state and local health departments and the CDC.
Conditions such as chronic disease, mental illness, or substance abuse commonly overlap with each other and with poverty, which contributes to poor health.
Bacteria in contact with living tissues form layers that resist penetration by the immune system or antibiotics, but promising treatments abound.
Children younger than 15 may be given 2 HPV vaccine doses instead of 3, and the shots should be spaced at least 6 months apart.
Researchers examined prenatal evolution and perinatal outcomes in neonates with developmental abnormalities associated with Zika virus infections.
Although the overall use of antibiotics in US hospitals is unchanged, use of broad spectrum agents has increased significantly.
In a study of pediatric patients, vaccine coverage in both LAIV and IIV groups was similar.
Researchers observed 78 HIV-1 among partners, with an annual incidence of 0.9%.
A Grade D recommendation discourages routine screening in asymptomatic adolescents and adults.
In a study, 24% of confiscated drug snorting straws tested positive for human blood.
The use of injectable, extended-release oxymorphone and syringe sharing was linked to an outbreak of HIV infections in Indiana.
A new HPV screening test that uses cervical cells collected for a Pap test has been approved by the FDA.
New guidelines for the treatment and management of aspergillosis have been published by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
General practices that prescribe fewer antibiotics may encounter slightly higher incidences of pneumonia and peritonsillar abscess.
The nasal flu vaccine had a protection rate of only 3%.
The combination drug treats 6 strains of chronic hepatitis C.
Many women were found to have poor postpartum virologic control.
More than 30% of women with HIV and no prehysterectomy had abnormal Pap test results.
As syphilis rates increase, the USPSTF has recommended screening all asymptomatic adults and adolescents for syphilis infection.
Patients with hepatitis C who had a multidisciplinary team during treatment had improved outcomes.
Many HIV-positive patients who meet the criteria for COPD are not receiving proper treatment.
The Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, is an obligate parasite and the most common tick-borne infection in North America and Europe.
Signs and symptoms are not typically observed during acute HIV-1 infection.
While Zika requires a strong public health response, it should be focused on states most likely to be impacted.
Natural viral mutations ensure that the seasonal flu vaccine must be updated on a yearly basis.
College-aged students may benefit from continued education regarding the spread of HPV, especially oral transmission
The number of deaths associated with hepatitis C is higher than the total number of deaths resulting from 60 other infectious diseases.
Researchers found that shared decision making is effective when managing medication therapy in patients.