Findings from a US claims-based retrospective study call for more effective antimicrobial treatments for patients with community-acquired pneumonia.
Symptoms of Seoul virus infection typically begin within 1 to 2 weeks after contact with infectious material and include fever, headache, and back pain.
Herpes zoster was linked to an increased stroke risk in first 90 days among patients with an autoimmune disease.
Higher-potency statins increased hospitalization for community-acquired pneumonia compared with lower-potency statins.
Polyvalent pneumococcal vaccines offered protection against community-acquired pneumonia in COPD patients.
The PPSV23 vaccine may not prevent pneumonia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Updated international guidelines for managing sepsis and septic shock have been released by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and European Society of Intensive Care Medicine.
A C. difficile epidemic was an unintended consequence of the intensive use of fluoroquinolones.
HSV shedding was detected in 2.4% of swabs during pritelivir treatment compared with 5.3% during valacyclovir treatment.
The USPSTF has released a final recommendation against routine serologic screening for genital herpes simplex virus infection.
Forty percent of people have reported receiving the flu vaccine thus far, including 37% of children.
The screening identified BCL11B as the previously unknown cause of human SCID.
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.