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The ID Pipeline: FDA Activity From the Week of August 18, 2019
Here is a look at infectious disease-related US Food and Drug Administration news from the week of August 18, 2019.
Recalls That Should Be on Your Radar—Week of August 18, 2019
We’ve rounded up a list of important US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recalls from this past week.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—August 18, 2019
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
Border Patrol Stance on Flu Vaccines Mobilizes ID Community
Three children in US Customs and Border Protection custody have died since December 2018, partially due to influenza. Now, the infectious disease community is rallying for vaccination for migrants in detention facilities.
Dual DNA Barcoding Could Help Identify Invasive Fungal Infections
DNA barcoding, an emerging technique for identifying fungal pathogens, from 2 regions could help speed up diagnosis and treatment, a new study found.
Interpreting Pneumococcal Vaccine Guideline Updates in Practice
William Schaffner, MD, breaks down the new ACIP guideline recommendation, the pediatric benefit of PCV13 which drove the decision, and means by which it can improve clinical decisions surrounding vaccination.
ATLAS-2M: Positive Top-Line Results for Long Acting Cabotegravir + Rilpivirine
The study has achieved its primary objective, demonstrating that administration every 8 weeks is as effective in maintaining viral suppression compared with monthly administration.
Updates to Serologic Assays for Diagnosis of Lyme Disease
According to the CDC, serologic assays that use a second enzyme immunoassay are acceptable alternatives to western immunoblot assays.
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