Get your darn flu shot! The press conference I attended today at the Infectious Disease Society of America's annual meeting had a clear message and it was pretty much a
A new paper in the American Journal of Infection Control takes a look at the cost of contact precautions. The investigators determined tha...
can affect everything from our mood to our risk of heart disease. ... Specifically, it was this paragraph: “In fact, graphs of the drug overdose deaths look like those of deaths from a new infectious disease, said Jonathan Skinner, a Dartmouth economist
There’s a new paper in the Journal of Hospital Infection that takes a look at the bacterial ecology of facial hair. In this study, 408 mal...
Medicine's annual meeting, including a digest of palliative care, consulting as a career and infectious disease control. ... One of the recent concerns in infectious disease has been the emergence of vancomycin-resistant types of Staphylococcus aureus,
Daniel J. Diekema, MD, FACP, practices infectious diseases, clinical microbiology, and hospital epidemiology in Iowa City, Iowa, splitting time between seeing patients with infectious diseases, diagnosing infections in the microbiology laboratory,
The CDC reported the first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the United States. The patient is a health care worker who fl...
About a third of the world's population is infected with TB, one of the deadliest infectious diseases, said Dr. ... Most internists refer to an infectious disease or pulmonary [subspecialist for treatment], but they're the ones that make the diagnosis.
As I write this, the World Health Organization is scrambling to catch up with the global proliferation of this emerging infectious disease, and poised to declare a public health emergency. ... That likely makes it a zoonosis at the start, a disease
Javaid, who is professor of medicine and infectious disease and a hospital epidemiologist for Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. ... people you have a high index of suspicion for a febrile respiratory disease,” Dr.