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Rino Rappuoli honored for his work in vaccines and vaccinology
Dr. Rino Rappuoli has been chosen to receive the 2011 ESCMID Award for Excellence on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases by the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID). He has been awarded the prize in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the field of vaccines and vaccinology. The award of €10,000 will be presented to the researcher at the 21st ECCMID / 27th ICC meeting in Milan, Italy, which takes place from May 7-10, 2011. (2011-05-06)

EPIDEMICS(3) The Third International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics
We are pleased to announce that the Third International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics -- EPIDEMICS(3) -- will take place in Boston, Mass., in November 2011 (2011-03-31)

Florida Tech biological sciences professor earns $257,000 NSF grant to study coral diseases
The project will develop quantitative approaches to assess the clustering of infectious and non-infectious coral diseases, which are decimating the corals. When diseases cluster they are usually contagious; When not, there is usually a secondary cause of infection. (2012-05-21)

Infectious diseases bring millions of elderly to emergency departments each year
Investigators estimate that during 2012, there were more than 3.1 million emergency department visits for infectious diseases among elderly US adults. (2016-01-04)

Problem of emerging infectious diseases likely to worsen
Emerging infectious diseases pose a global threat to human and animal health, and the problem is likely to worsen, warns an expert in this week's BMJ. The recent emergence of diseases, such as AIDS, SARS and avian flu, have catapulted emerging infectious diseases to the top of the medical and political agendas, and have highlighted the importance of wildlife as reservoirs or vectors for disease, writes Dr Andrew Cunningham. (2005-11-24)

PIDS supports IDSA statement on involuntary quarantine of healthcare workers returning from Ebola-affected countries
The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society endorses a statement from the Infectious Diseases Society of America regarding involuntary quarantine of healthcare workers returning from Ebola-affected countries. (2014-10-28)

Large families and animals keep allergies at bay
Having siblings, keeping a pet, or living on a farm helps protect infants against the development of atopic (allergic) diseases, but early infections increase the risk, according to new research from Denmark. This study will be available on (2004-04-29)

Rockefeller scientist to speak at AAAS on infections as genetic disorders
Rockefeller University's Jean-Laurent Casanova is to present evidence that infectious diseases in the general population are frequently genetic disorders. (2010-02-17)

UAB's Whitley named distinguished physician by Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
The award recognizes a pediatrician whose career signifies excellence in infectious diseases research, education, patient care, prevention and public health. The 2010 recipient of the Distinguished Physician Award from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society is Richard Whitley, M.D., a renowned researcher and infectious disease specialist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is the current president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. (2010-05-04)

Microbial Threats to Health: IOM Symposium Explores 2 Decades of Progress
A two-day symposium will explore how much we have learned about new and re-emerging infectious diseases. (2012-12-05)

Syphilis survey reveals need for accurate testing for early infection
Although syphilis is one of the oldest known diseases, most health professionals do not have access to the tests necessary to reliably diagnose it in its earliest and most infectious stage. A recent survey of infectious diseases specialists regarding the diagnosis and treatment of syphilis appears in the Nov. 15, 2009, issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, now available online. (2009-10-22)

Fourth Annual IDWeek brings together internationally-recognized infectious disease experts
Infectious disease experts nationwide will gather in Philadelphia for the 4th annual IDWeek Oct. 7-11. (2015-10-02)

Fifth Annual IDWeek brings together internationally-recognized infectious disease experts
Infectious disease experts nationwide will gather in New Orleans for the 5th annual IDWeek Oct. 26-30. A combined meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), IDWeek features the latest in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology of infectious diseases, including HIV. (2016-10-24)

UTHealth's Barbara Murray honored by Rice University
Barbara Murray, M.D., director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, was recognized by the Association of Rice Alumni at its Laureates Dinner May 16. (2015-07-10)

Visiting African scientists collaborate with MBL scientists on infectious diseases
African scientists will be collaborating with researchers in the MBL's Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution to help further the world's understanding of infectious diseases, which are responsible for one third of all human deaths each year. (2004-08-24)

Funding to tackle hospital superbugs
A novel approach to treating infectious diseases is being developed by researchers at Cardiff University. (2006-09-11)

BMC awarded NIH grant to train Ugandans in basic research on TB
Boston Medical Center was recently awarded a five-year, $861,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health's Fogarty International Center to train Ugandans in basic research involving tuberculosis and emerging infectious diseases at Boston University School of Medicine. The award was funded by Fogarty's Global Infectious Disease Research Training program, and seeks to build research capacity related to infectious diseases that are endemic in developing countries. (2014-06-16)

Nordic researchers: A quarter of the world's population at risk of developing tuberculosis
A new study from Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University, Denmark, has shown that probably 1 in 4 people in the world carry the tuberculosis bacterium in the body. The disease tuberculosis is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, which affects more than 10 million people every year, and kills up to 2 million, making it the most deadly of the infectious diseases. (2019-08-02)

World leaders in infectious diseases convene to discuss emerging global viruses
Nearly 2,700 leading researchers and scientists in the area of infectious and emerging disease are expected to attend the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene to discuss the prevention and treatment of global health threats in New Orleans, Dec. 7-11, 2008. (2008-10-02)

Imperial to lead the way in developing vaccines against bio-weapons
Scientists at Imperial College London and Hammersmith Hospital are to help develop new vaccines in case of a terrorist release of biological agents such as anthrax. (2004-11-01)

Effect of climate change on infectious diseases unknown to half of the population
Although it is a widely known scientific fact that infectious diseases emerge and re-emerge due to climate change, a study which included the involvement of the UAB published in PlosOne reveals that 48.9% of the population surveyed are not aware of this relation. (2020-11-25)

OUP launches new infectious diseases journal with the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Oxford University Press will partner with the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society to publish the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. (2011-08-02)

27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Media can register now for the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Vienna, Saturday 22 April to Tuesday 25 April 2017. Registration for bona fide journalists is free. The world's leading experts will come together to discuss the latest developments in infectious diseases, infection control and clinical microbiology at the largest, most comprehensive and most influential conference combining these topics (2017-03-01)

Serious infectious diseases still on the increase in New Zealand because of rising social and ethnic inequalities
Infectious diseases are still the most common cause of hospital admission in New Zealand with hospitalizations due to serious infectious diseases increasing by more than 50 percent over the past 20 years, according to new research published Online First in the Lancet. (2012-02-19)

Foodborne infections in the home linked to social functions
Although there has been a downward trend in outbreaks of infectious intestinal diseases in the home, food is the predominant transmitter of infection, and seems to be linked to social functions such as barbecues and dinner parties, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2001-11-08)

Georgetown ID specialist discusses global health leadership and Zika at ICID
Georgetown infectious disease expert Daniel Lucey, M.D., M.P.H., will deliver a presentation titled 'WHO Reforms and UN Action' during the 'Ebola and Beyond: Preparing for the Next Pandemic' symposium March 3 at the 17th International Congress on Infectious Diseases in India. (2016-02-19)

Aspirin misuse may have made 1918 flu pandemic worse
The devastation of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic is well known, but a new article suggests a surprising factor in the high death toll: the misuse of aspirin. Appearing in the Nov. 1 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases and available online now, the article sounds a cautionary note as present day concerns about the novel H1N1 virus run high. (2009-10-02)

Tuberculosis not the only risk from new immunological drugs
A new survey cautions physicians that drugs commonly prescribed for patients suffering from immunological disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease may carry risks of serious infections other than the known risk of tuberculosis. The survey published is in the June 1 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, currently available online. (2008-05-20)

Zambian study finds longer breastfeeding best for HIV-infected mothers
A new study from Zambia suggests that halting breastfeeding early causes more harm than good for children not infected with HIV who are born to HIV-positive mothers. Stopping breastfeeding before 18 months was associated with significant increases in mortality among these children, according to the study's findings, described in the Feb. 1, 2010, issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, and available online now. (2010-01-14)

Decline in deaths from most infectious diseases in US, large differences among counties
Deaths due to most infectious diseases decreased in the United States from 1980 to 2014, although there were large differences among counties. (2018-03-27)

Extraordinary immune cells may hold the key to managing HIV
People who manage to control HIV on their own are providing scientists with valuable information about how the immune system eliminates virus-infected cells. A new study, published in the Dec. 4 issue of Immunity, a Cell Press publication, identifies specific characteristics of the immune cells that successfully destroy HIV-infected cells and may drive strategies for developing the next generation of HIV vaccines and therapies. (2008-12-04)

LSTM named World Health Organization Collaborating Center
The World Health Organization, in consultation with the government of the United Kingdom, has designated the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine as a WHO Collaborating Center for Evidence Synthesis for Infectious and Tropical Diseases. (2010-06-10)

Scientists use remote satellite imaging to predict outbreaks of infectious disease
Scientists in the USA have established a way to predict outbreaks of cholera, making it easier to control. This finding could provide a model to predict and potentially control outbreaks of other important infectious diseases. (2008-09-02)

Study suggests cranberry juice not effective against urinary tract infections
Drinking cranberry juice has been recommended to decrease the incidence of urinary tract infections, based on observational studies and a few small clinical trials. However, a new study published in the Jan. 1 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases suggests otherwise. (2010-12-08)

Report focuses on sustainability of infectious disease surveillance
Just as the globalization of trade and travel is rapidly evolving, so is the globalization of infectious diseases and the need for cooperative approaches to detect, prevent and control them. (2012-07-17)

New insect virus provides a safer platform for flavivirus vaccines and tests
A research team has identified a new species of virus specific to insects that can be engineered to house genes from related viruses that cause diseases such as Zika and yellow fever. (2019-12-11)

CEO of GSK talks about HIV in the developing world
J-P Garnier, CEO of the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, talks about the company's role in providing HIV drugs for the developing world, in an exclusive interview with The Lancet Infectious Diseases. (2006-07-26)

Can interacting pathogens explain disease patterns?
Interaction of parasites may help predict outbreak of infectious diseases. (2007-12-12)

Saving antiretroviral treatment in long-term HIV-positive patients
HIV-positive patients who have been receiving long-term antiretroviral treatment are less likely to respond to subsequent rounds of treatment, according to a review in the August issue of the Lancet Infectious Diseases. (2006-07-26)

Klebsiella pneumoniae drug resistance in infants studied in Kazan
In neonates with sepsis testing of K. pneumoniae isolates for ESBL production was positive in 60 percent of cases, in neonates with UTI -- in 40 percent of cases. The authors commented that one of key virulence factors -- the rmpA gene -- was found in both groups of infants. This means the prevalence of virulent K. pneumoniae strains is higher than was previously thought, and heavier clinical forms of diseases were found in patients with those virulent strains. (2018-10-10)

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