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Influenza B Causes Another Spike in Flu Hospitalizations for March
Health officials around the United States are still recommending the flu shot for late-season protection against the second wave of flu caused by influenza B.
Aggressive Containment Combats Spread of Nightmare Bacteria
Coordinated efforts with health departments at the local and state levels are protecting individuals by stopping the spread of new and unusual types of antibiotic resistance throughout the United States.
Mumps Outbreak Springs Up Among Attendees of Mexican Dance Events in Delaware
Health officials are in the process of investigating a mumps outbreak that has sprung up among attendees of Mexican dance events in Delaware.
Solving the Problem of Antimicrobial Resistance: The UN Can't Do It Alone
Here’s what needs to be addressed in order to make real progress in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, according to Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan, PhD, Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, & Policy.
Top 5 Infectious Disease News of the Week—March 25, 2018
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top 5 articles from this past week.
HPV Vaccination Rates On the Rise Among US Males
While a new study has found that the HPV vaccination rate has more than tripled among young men in the United States, rates for both males and females are still well below public health targets.
New Synthetic Antibiotics May Combat MRSA and Other Superbugs
Antibiotic resistance is highly concerning to researchers, but a team of researchers have identified new synthetic antibiotics with the potential to kill aggressive bacteria.
Infection Prevention & Control Programs—A Vital Component to Antimicrobial Stewardship
SHEA and APIC have declared infection control programs as critical components of antimicrobial stewardship programs—are you including them at your institution?
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.