Infectious Diseases Resource Center

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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.

Clinicians Reluctant to Prescribe PrEP

A survey by the American Academy of HIV Medicine found that less than half of healthcare providers reported being “very likely” to prescribe pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to high-risk patients despite the U.S. Public Health Service's PrEP guidelines.

Certain Antibiotics May Up Diabetes Risk

With metabolic disorders becoming more prevalent, researchers aimed to examine whether antibiotics, drugs that alter gut microbiota, increase the risk of diabetes development.

40,000 Deaths Prevented With Flu Vaccine

The CDC reported that the seasonal influenza vaccine prevented over 40,000 influenza-associated deaths in the U.S. during 2005–2006 through 2013–2014.

Cigarette Smoke and Superbugs

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria that are exposed to cigarette smoke become even more resistant, researchers have found.

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