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Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—June 17, 2018
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top 5 articles from this past week.
Antifungal Proves Potent Against New Strains of <i>Candida</i> & <i>Aspergillus</i>
SCY-078 has demonstrated potent activity against Aspergillus and Candida, recent data suggests.
Diagnosis and Management of Gram-Negative Nosocomial Infections
Patient and institutional history, as well as the individual niches of the new antibiotics, need to be considered when selecting a treatment for gram-negative infections.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus Testing Uncommon in Pregnant Mothers
Researchers find that testing pregnant mothers for the respiratory syncytial virus is rare and can often result in a misdiagnosis of pneumonia.
Tdap Vaccine Administered During Pregnancy Reportedly Reduces Pertussis in Newborns
A UNC study suggests receiving the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy could close the gap of vulnerability to pertussis between birth and the first DTaP vaccination.
Does Conceiving While on ART Pose a Pregnancy Risk?
Study results appear to indicate that conceiving while on ART poses a greater risk of stillbirth and miscarriage; however, further analysis revealed a lack of association between ART & poor outcomes.
Top 5 Key Takeaways from ASM Microbe 2018
The American Society for Microbiology’s (ASM) annual meeting, held June 7-11, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia, featured results of numerous studies on and advancements being made in infectious diseases. Here are 5 key takeaways from the meeting. 
Transition to Oral Therapy for the Treatment of Bacteremic Urinary Tract Infections
Several recent studies provide valuable insight surrounding the appropriateness of transitioning from intravenous to oral therapy when treating bacteremic urinary tract infections.
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