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DISARM Act Provides Framework Needed to Spur Antibiotic R&D, Protect Existing Drugs

The introduction of the Developing an Innovative Strategy for Antimicrobial Resistant Microorganisms -- DISARM -- Act -- by United States Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Bob Casey (D-PA) Tuesday represents an essential step toward addressing the...
5-Jun-2019 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Drug Company Closing Underscores Needs for Swift Federal Action Supporting Antibiotic Development, Stewardship

Drug Company Closing Underscores Needs for Swift Federal Action Supporting Antibiotic Development, Stewardship
17-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fact Not Fiction: Measles Vaccine Is Safe, Effective and Lifesaving

The Infectious Diseases Society of America Dispels Dangerous Measles Vaccine Myths
17-Apr-2019 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bacteria in Urine Doesn’t Always Indicate Infection

Doctors should think carefully before testing patients for a urinary tract infection (UTI) to avoid over-diagnosis and unnecessary antibiotic treatment, according to updated asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) guidelines released by the Infectious...
22-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hearings Highlight Vaccine Access, Knowledge, Policy Gaps

With evidence that the number of measles cases and outbreaks this year is already well on track to exceed last year’s numbers, today’s Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing is drawing urgent attention to a central...
5-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

District Court Acts on Evidence Countering Military HIV Policy

A District Court injunction preventing the military discharge of two Air Force members living with HIV was responsive to medical evidence and reflected important recognition of advances in treatment for HIV, as well as of the abilities of people...
21-Feb-2019 8:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

Cancer patients face higher risk for shingles, new vaccines hold promise for prevention

People newly diagnosed with cancer, particularly blood cancers, and those treated with chemotherapy have a greater risk of developing shingles, according to a new study in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. The findings may help guide efforts to...
13-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Infectious Diseases News from New Orleans Meeting

The latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases are being presented in New Orleans, Sept. 7-10, at the 38th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
8-Sep-2000 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is a community of over 11,000 physicians, scientists and public health experts who specialize in infectious diseases. Our purpose is to improve the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases.

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