For patients with pneumonia or ongoing influenza-like symptoms who live in or have visited the west or southwest United States, especially Arizona and central California, infectious diseases experts recommend physicians suspect valley fev
Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) – which account for 20 to 25 percent of hospital-acquired infections – should be treated with shorter courses of antibiotics than they typically are, according to
Bloodstream infections (BSI) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed, in consultation with the American Academy of Pediatrics, interim guidanc
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed interim guidelines for healthcare providers in the United States caring for pregnant women during a Zika virus outbreak.
When the Ebola virus outbreak erupted in West Africa in 2014, children infected with the virus -- particularly those under age 5 -- faced overwhelming challenges. Not only was there a high death rate among young children infected with the disease, they often were isolated from their families, leaving them feeling distressed and without the intensive care they needed.
Responding to the needs of the country's growing older adult population, a new collaborative best practices guideline was released today for optimal care of older adults immediately before, during, and after surgical operations (a timefra