A systematic literature review, published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, found no evidence supporting a benefit to antibacterial therapy for osteomyelitis in patients with stage IV sacral pressure ulcers.
First to be vaccinated will be health workers, contacts of confirmed Ebola patients.
Asian longhorned tick currently considered a greater threat to livestock than to humans.
Enterococci bacteria surviving exposure for longer periods of time.
Sensitization to Aspergillus fumigatus increased the risk for severe asthma.
Infectious disease experts from Emory University School of Medicine recommend that patients contemplating travel to Zika-affected areas consult with their care providers regarding travel plans and potential Zika virus testing.
Illnesses appear to be caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria.
A study was conducted to evaluate the oxazolidinone resistance mechanisms of enterococci bacteria.
Estimated annual incidence of viral meningitis is 2.73 per 100,000 UK adults.
According to the CDC, outbreak that started in the spring and is now over
Annual occasion is a good time for health care providers to encourage testing
Twenty-four people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.
Although heads of state and governments have pledged to reduce premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases by one-third by 2030, many countries are not on track to achieve this goal.
31 people have been hospitalized; no deaths reported to date.
197 cases of illness linked to the E coli outbreak, 5 of which were fatal
Outbreaks with confirmed infectious etiology usually caused by Cryptosporidium, Legionella, Pseudomonas
The CDC recommends 2 doses of the MMR vaccine, which provides 97% protection against measles, prior to international travel.
Antibiotic resistance is a nationwide issue that affects every state, so how do we combat it?
The first step for managing a patient with diarrhea is to determine the severity of dehydration according to the estimated volume loss and the symptoms and signs noted on physical examination.
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 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.
The combination drug treats 6 strains of chronic hepatitis C.
As syphilis rates increase, the USPSTF has recommended screening all asymptomatic adults and adolescents for syphilis infection.
While Zika requires a strong public health response, it should be focused on states most likely to be impacted.
Instances of new HIV infections decreased by 11%.
The CDC encourages all healthcare employers and employees to follow OSHA's guidelines for preventing occupational exposure to the Zika virus.
The new vaccine protects against 9 types of HPV and 5 cancer-causing strains.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released its recommendations to help improve rates of HPV vaccination worldwide.