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Case Count Rises to 132 in the Ongoing <i>Salmonella</i> Outbreak Linked to Kratom
The multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections that have been linked to kratom continues to grow.
Antibiotics Help <i>C. diff</i> Compete for Nutrients Needed to Survive & Thrive
Study finds antibiotic use alters native gut bacteria that normally compete with C. diff for nutrients.
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.
Prophylactic Antibiotic Use in Pediatric Hospitals Too High, New Study Suggests
In a new international study, a team of European authors says that antibiotic use for preventative purposes is too high in pediatric hospitals, prompting a call for better antibiotic stewardship efforts.
Emergency Department Plays Critical Part in Diagnosis of HIV in Low-Resource Area
Results from a Johns Hopkins study conducted at Frere Hospital in South Africa indicate that emergency departments play a critical role in promoting HIV testing.
Omadacycline Granted Priority Review by FDA
Paratek’s omadacycline moves another step toward approval.
Hospital Patients in Colorado at Risk of Hepatitis & HIV Following Surgery
The risk comes after it was found that surgical instruments used for orthopedic and spine surgeries were not cleaned properly and consequently, the sterilization of those instruments was compromised.
Novel HIV Drug Doravirine Non-Inferior to Darunavir
Novel HIV drug doravirine shows good potential in a recent clinical trial comparing it with established therapy darunavir.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.