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CDC Shares Risks Associated with Long-Term Antibiotic Therapy for Chronic Lyme Disease
Although treatment for chronic Lyme has provided some patients with relief of their symptoms, it may also expose them to complications related to the prescribed modalities.
New Way to Measure How Long Bacteria Tolerate Antibiotics
Researchers discover a new approach for measuring how long it takes an antibiotic to kill bacteria.
Market Pressures Hinder Access to Essential Antibiotics
Commentary authors warn that lack of access to antibiotics to treat common bacterial infections are becoming difficult to access due to manufacturers finding them less profitable to produce and market; this can have serious implications.
Yale Researchers Pave the Way for Development of New Antibiotics
Researchers from Yale University have come up with a new “chemical process” that may aid in the development of a new class of antibiotics.
FDA Approved New Fluoroquinolone for ABSSSI
Badela, a new antibiotic developed by Melinta Therapeutics, was just approved by the US FDA to treat acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of June 11, 2017
New drugs for HIV, the growing rate of antibiotic resistance, a new hepatitis C treatment option, and updates on the Ebola outbreak and Lyme disease diagnostics, make up the Top 5 articles for this week.
CDC Reports Rare Cases of <em>Legionella</em> Infections in Infants After Water Birth
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a report on the cases of 2 infants who contracted Legionnaires’ disease during water births.
Will Pennsylvania Proposal Sanction Improper Treatment of Lyme Disease?
Amesh A. Adalja, MD, FIDSA argues that a bill being considered in the Pennsylvania state legislature will ultimately result in increased antibiotic resistance and will set back the clock for finding appropriate treatments for Lyme disease.
We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?