Infectious DiseaseInfo Center
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Lacking Quality Evidence
Health care professionals base much of their work on practice guidelines issued by experts. New research shows that this might be problematic.
May I Have This Dance?
Mayo Clinic researchers describe how the body becomes infected by the measles virus, one of the leading causes of death among children around the world.
Universal Flu Vaccine? When Pigs Fly!
Scientists are studying antibodies created by the H1N1 (swine) flu virus that could potentially open the door to a universal flu vaccine that protects against a variety of strains.
TB Therapy Risky for Elderly
Tuberculosis (TB) affects one third of the world's population. In some, the disease is latent, meaning it is inactive and non-contagious.
Circumcision Reduces HPV in Uganda
Randomized trials in Uganda have shown that circumcision reduces the risk of HPV transmission in heterosexual couples uninfected by HIV.
Bacteria Take Hold with a One-Two Punch
Scientists have discovered a virtually unstoppable form of bacteria cell that contributes to chronic infections, but its overall function and origin are still shrouded in mystery.
Give Your Lungs a Little Sunlight
Vitamin D, when used as a supplement to antibiotics, can help speed up the treatment of tuberculosis, according to a recent study out of London.
A New Era of Fungal Infections
The incidence of pulmonary fungal infections is on the rise. In response, the American Thoracic Society (ATS) has issued a new clinical policy statement, replacing guidelines published in 1988, for the treatment of such infections.
New Biomarker Found for Hepatitis C
Scientists find new ways to predict the efficiency of Hepatitis C treatments by singling out a particular protein that, in its abnormal form, impedes immune response instead of helping it.
IDSA Targets Skin-Infecting Superbug
A potentially deadly skin infection commonly linked to hospital stays is the subject of new guidelines submitted by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.