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Controlling <i>Legionella</i>—Room for Improvement in Clinical Practices & Water Management
A recent survey explores prevention practices for Legionnaires’ disease and water management programs in health care facilities.
Treatment Options to Address the Threat of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae
New agents are in development, but none represent a magic bullet for the problems that CRE infections present.
Meta-Analysis On the Utility of Nasal Swabs to Rule Out MRSA Pneumonia
Many patients with pneumonia are empirically treated with anti-MRSA therapy, leaving antimicrobial stewardship programs faced with the challenge of identifying patients who truly warrant continuation of this therapy.
Novavax Presents Data on Trials for Improved Flu Vaccine and Candidate for First RSV Vaccine
Representatives from Novavax, Inc., an American-based biotechnology company, presented data at the recent World Vaccine Congress in Washington, DC, on their vaccines under development for the flu and RSV.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—April 1, 2018
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top five infectious disease articles from this past week.
Omadacycline Granted Priority Review by FDA
Paratek’s omadacycline moves another step toward approval.
Study Finds Pertussis Vaccines
Investigators set out to find out why pertussis rates in the United States have been rising steadily despite the availability of a vaccine.
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.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.