No drugs are currently available to treat Ebola, Dengue, or Zika viruses, which infect millions of people every year and result in severe illness, birth defects, and even death. New research from the Gladstone Institutes and UC San Francisco may finally change that.
HIV evades the body’s immune defenses through a multitude of mutations, and antibodies produced by the host’s immune system to fight HIV also follow convoluted evolutionary pathways that have been challenging to track.
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) has issued a new expert guidance on how hospitals and healthcare providers may reduce infections associated with anesthesiology procedures and equipment in the operating room.
More Americans have or intend to get a flu vaccine this fall, according to a new survey by the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Center for Health and Risk Communication.
Most malaria drugs are designed to reduce symptoms after infection. They work by blocking replication of the disease-causing parasites in human blood, but they don’t prevent infection or transmission via mosquitoes.
Half-facepiece reusable elastomeric respirators are an effective and viable option for protecting healthcare workers from exposure to airborne transmissible contaminants or infectious agents -- for example, influenza virus -- during day-to-day work or with a sudden or rapid influx of patients, su
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces it has permitted marketing of a new diagnostic test to aid in detecting a type of herpes virus called cytomegalovirus (CMV) in newborns less than 21 days of age.
As more and more parents buy into the belief that vaccines cause autism and refuse to vaccinate their children, previously eradicated diseases are making their way back into society.
By Kelly M. Pyrek
Artificial intelligence could become a busy infection preventionist (IP)'s best friend and should be embraced where feasible to help reduce the burdens associated with traditional surveillance methodologies.
By Kelly M. Pyrek