Antibiotics continue to be prescribed at alarming rates in outpatient settings, despite increased national attention to curtail inappropriate use of these drugs, according to a study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiol
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), several states, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections.
Bacteria from humans and animals continue to show resistance to antimicrobials, according to a new report published today by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
Treating acutely ill nursing home residents in place and avoiding hospitalizations when possible is better for their health and for the healthcare system.
Recent findings on new settlements of Aedes aegypti, the main vector species of dengue, chikungunya, Zika and yellow fever, call for strengthening surveillance and vector control activities preparedness for mosquito-borne diseases.
Flannery and Chung, et al. (2018) report that so far this season, influenza A(H3N2) viruses have predominated, but other influenza viruses are also circulating.
In addition to tragic loss of life, the next global infectious disease outbreak could harm the U.S. export economy and threaten U.S. jobs—even if the disease never reaches our shores.
The XXIII Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will take place in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea Feb. 9-25, 2018 and Feb. 9-18, 2018, respectively.
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) says it is alarmed by the continuing resolution passed by the House of Representatives’ that would initiate a series of cuts to the Prevention and Public Health Fund in FY2021.
Low Uptake of Seasonal Flu Vaccine in Europe May Jeopardize Capacity to Protect People in Next Pandemic
Influenza vaccination coverage among high-risk groups has dropped in the European Region over the last seven years, and half the countries report a decrease in the number of vaccine doses available.