Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases


Medical News

Single Mutation May Have Contributed to Zika's Toll in Latin America Free

A single genetic mutation may have caused the Zika virus to be particularly pathogenic during the 2015–2016 outbreak in Latin America, researchers report in Science.

Drug Watch / Vaccine Watch

Delafloxacin Approved for Treatment of Skin Infections

FDA approval gives us another option that should not be overused.

Single-Dose Live Oral Cholera Vaccine: ACIP Recommendations

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends a single dose of vaccine for certain adult travelers to areas with active cholera transmission.

HIV and ID Observations Blog

The Best Antiretroviral Therapy for Pregnant Women? The Controversy Continues Free

The main issue in antiretroviral therapy for pregnant women is to determine what’s safest for the pregnancy outcome, says Dr. Paul Sax, who takes a look at several studies and recommendations.

Guideline Watch

New Guideline for Perinatal HIV Management Elicits Controversy Free

This recommendation calls for a return to AZT/3TC-based regimens in pregnant women; other expert panels strongly disagree.

2017 U.S. Adult Immunization Schedule

Small changes have been made to human papillomavirus and meningococcal vaccination schedules.

Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Leishmaniasis

Treatment options are limited, and supporting evidence generally is poor.