Infectious Diseases Resource Center

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First All-Oral Therapy for GT4 HCV

The FDA has approved the first all-oral, interferon-free, direct-acting antiviral treatment approved for adults with GT4 chronic HCV infection.

Prescribing Practices Driving Antibiotic Overuse Patterns

A recent study found that 10% of healthcare providers write an antibiotic prescription for nearly every patient (≥95%) who walks in with a cold, bronchitis, or other acute respiratory infections (ARIs).

Antibiotics-First Approach for Appendicitis

Although results from a study showed that antibiotic treatment for uncomplicated appendicitis did not meet a prespecified level of effectiveness compared with appendectomy, an accompanying editorial suggests that initial antibiotic therapy could still be an option for many patients.

Bacteria Causing Type 2 Diabetes?

Prolonged exposure to a toxin produced by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria is associated with symptoms of diabetes including increased insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, and systemic inflammation in a new study.

CDC Guideline Following Lake Norovirus Outbreak

An outbreak of gastrointestinal illness that was traced back to an Oregon lake has led U.S. health officials to issue guidelines on swimming hygiene.

Experimental HIV Vaccine and HAART Efficacy

Preliminary research suggests that an HIV vaccine in development can ramp up the body's immune system, boosting the response to highly-active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).

Potential Antibiotic Shortage?

Between 2001–2013, there were shortages of 148 antibiotics. And the shortages started getting worse in 2007, according to a report published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Multidrug-Resistant Intestinal Illness Spreading

According to a report by the CDC, international travelers are bringing a multidrug-resistant intestinal illness to the U.S. and spreading it to others.

Patient Information Fact Sheets

Download or print easy-to-read disease leaflets for your patients.

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