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Malaria-Free Paraguay; Don’t Neglect Nipah Virus; Global Penicillin Shortage?

News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases

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The World Health Organization (WHO) certified Paraguay as malaria-free — the first country in the Americas to receive this distinction since Cuba in 1973.

A meta-analysis found that pregnant women and children younger than age 5 may not be receiving enough of the recommended malaria therapy. (PLoS Medicine)

WHO said that, one month into the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it is now shifting efforts back to remote areas of the country as opposed to the larger cities. As of June 11, there were 59 Ebola cases, and 28 deaths — with a new case confirmed on June 6.

As widely reported, the CDC is investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella linked to pre-cut melon. So far, there have been 60 cases in five states, with 31 hospitalizations, and the agency is advising consumers in nine states to not eat or sell products containing the recalled melon.

The CDC also reiterated its concern about hepatitis A outbreaks among the homeless in various cities, with a new Health Advisory notice.

The FDA announced it is stepping up its efforts to find new strategies and develop new tools to help in the fight against antimicrobial-resistant infections.

Researchers at Georgetown University argued for more action and practical steps taken against Nipah virus to prevent another Ebola-like outbreak. (International Journal of Infectious Diseases)

Knowledge of Zika virus varied among south Florida residents in spring 2016, with women knowing more about and being more concerned about the virus than men. (Emerging Infectious Diseases)

HIV drug Prezcobix (darunavir/cobicistat) is now not recommended for pregnant women, according to new labeling changes approved by the FDA. (empr.com)

A white paper warns of a global shortage of an important form of penicillin, affecting 39 countries, including the U.S. along with Australia, Canada, Germany, and India. (Economic Times)

The portion of invasive MRSA cases among people who inject drugs more than doubled from 2011 to 2016. (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)

The annual ASM Microbe meeting just concluded. Check out MedPage Today‘s coverage here.

2018-06-13T12:00:00-0400
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Malaria-Free Paraguay; Don't Neglect Nipah Virus; Global Penicillin Shortage?

News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases

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  • by Staff Writer, MedPage Today

The World Health Organization (WHO) certified Paraguay as malaria-free -- the first country in the Americas to receive this distinction since Cuba in 1973.

A meta-analysis found that pregnant women and children younger than age 5 may not be receiving enough of the recommended malaria therapy. (PLoS Medicine)

WHO said that, one month into the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it is now shifting efforts back to remote areas of the country as opposed to the larger cities. As of June 11, there were 59 Ebola cases, and 28 deaths -- with a new case confirmed on June 6.

As widely reported, the CDC is investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella linked to pre-cut melon. So far, there have been 60 cases in five states, with 31 hospitalizations, and the agency is advising consumers in nine states to not eat or sell products containing the recalled melon.

The CDC also reiterated its concern about hepatitis A outbreaks among the homeless in various cities, with a new Health Advisory notice.

The FDA announced it is stepping up its efforts to find new strategies and develop new tools to help in the fight against antimicrobial-resistant infections.

Researchers at Georgetown University argued for more action and practical steps taken against Nipah virus to prevent another Ebola-like outbreak. (International Journal of Infectious Diseases)

Knowledge of Zika virus varied among south Florida residents in spring 2016, with women knowing more about and being more concerned about the virus than men. (Emerging Infectious Diseases)

HIV drug Prezcobix (darunavir/cobicistat) is now not recommended for pregnant women, according to new labeling changes approved by the FDA. (empr.com)

A white paper warns of a global shortage of an important form of penicillin, affecting 39 countries, including the U.S. along with Australia, Canada, Germany, and India. (Economic Times)

The portion of invasive MRSA cases among people who inject drugs more than doubled from 2011 to 2016. (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)

The annual ASM Microbe meeting just concluded. Check out MedPage Today's coverage here.

2018-06-13T12:00:00-0400
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