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Addressing Antibiotic Resistance in Lower-Income Countries
A new article suggests that in order to combat antibiotic resistance in lower- and middle-income countries, particular attention needs to be paid to emerging One Health challenges.
<I>Contagion</i>® Speaks with National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Medical Director on Influenza
William Schaffner, MD, explains what we can expect for the 2017-2018 flu season and how clinicians can ensure their patients get vaccinated.
Influenza Exposure May Lead to Heightened Risk in Future Pandemics
A new data analysis suggests that individuals born at the time of a flu pandemic are more susceptible to death in future pandemics.
Minas Gerais Declares State of Emergency as Brazilian Yellow Fever Outbreak Rages On
A total of 22 cases of yellow fever have been confirmed in Minas Gerais since July 2017 and 15 of those individuals have died.
Ribavirin Remains Pivotal Component of Hepatitis C Treatment
A new study confirms the ribavirin steady-state serum levels that correspond to high rates of efficacy and low adverse events.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—January 14, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
SHEA Releases Guidance on Duration of Contact Precautions for MDR Infections
SHEA has released expert guidance advising hospitals on when they can safely take patients with multidrug-resistant bacteria off of contact precautions.
WHO Recommends Yellow Fever Vaccine Prior to Carnival
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended visitors to Sao Paulo, Brazil, should consider getting the yellow fever vaccine before visiting.
Influenza A (H3N2) has caused most of the illnesses in this severe flu season, but influenza B is becoming increasingly responsible for more infections as the flu season continues to hit the United States.