Infectious Diseases Resource Center

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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.

Ocular Syphilis: What Clinicians Should Know

The CDC has issued a clinical advisory on ocular syphilis due to recent confirmed and suspected cases in several states.

Chart: Antiretroviral Adherence

Review this chart for an overview on strategies to improve antiretroviral adherence.

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