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IDSA Statement on the Repeal of the Prevention and Public Health Fund
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is deeply concerned that the proposed American Health Care Act under consideration in Congress would repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund.
Evaluation of Safe Consumption Sites in the U.S.
The Infectious Diseases Society of America and the HIV Medicine Association strongly support a public health approach to addressing the opioid epidemic to reduce the spread of infections and to engage individuals who inject drugs in substance use treatment and other healthcare services.
IDSA Leads Support for Robust Federal Public Health and Biomedical Research Workforce (PDF)
IDSA led over 150 groups in a letter to President Trump in support of a robust federal public health and biomedical research workforce.
IDSA Statement on WHO Priority Antibiotic-Resistant Pathogen List
The Infectious Diseases Society of America welcomes the announcement from the World Health Organization of its “priority pathogens” list to guide and promote antibiotic research and development. We call upon United States policy makers and international leaders to commit the resources necessary to realize the goals of this list.
IDSA Highlights Pressing ID Policy Issues for New HHS Secretary (PDF)
IDSA outlines a number of pressing ID policy priorities for new HHS Secretary Dr. Tom Price, including antimicrobial resistance, domestic and global public health programs, infrastructure, and preparedness, biomedical research and innovation, and ID physician workforce issues.
IDSA Releases Core Principles for Antibacterial Drug Pathway (PDF)
IDSA and other groups outline a proposed new law to create a limited population antibacterial drug (LPAD) pathway.
IDSA Statement on Executive Order on Immigrant and Refugee Travel to U.S.
Infectious diseases do not respect national borders, and success in fighting them requires a global response. Broad international collaboration is critical to our ability to identify, track and respond to emerging infectious diseases.
IDSA Statement on Vaccines
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) stands behind the overwhelming scientific evidence that has repeatedly demonstrated the overall safety and benefit of routine childhood vaccinations. Children are far more likely to be harmed by vaccine preventable illness, such as measles, than by the vaccines that prevent such infections.
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Information for Healthcare Personnel Potentially Exposed to Hepatitis C Virus (HCV): Recommended Testing and Follow-up
CDC adds 4 countries to interim travel guidance related to Zika virus
CDC is working with other public health officials to monitor for ongoing spread of Zika virus. Today, CDC posted a Zika virus travel notice for Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Maldives and Solomon Islands. .
New FDA Drug Safety Communication on chlorhexidine gluconate - Drug Information Update
FDA Drug Safety Communication on chlorhexidine gluconate- Drug Information
FDA MedWatch - ED-3490TK Video Duodenoscope by Pentax: FDA Safety Communication - UPDATE
FDA MedWatch - Duodenoscopes by Fujifilm Medical Systems: Safety Communication - Certain Older Models Removed From Clinical Use
CDC Updates Guidance for Pregnant Women and Women and Men of Reproductive Age for Zika Virus Infection
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) previously issued travel, testing, and other guidance related to areas of active Zika virus transmission in Florida.
CDC Advises Hospitals to Alert Patients at Risk from Contaminated Heater-Cooler Devices Used during Cardiac Surgery
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising hospitals to notify patients who underwent open-heart (open-chest) surgery involving a Stöckert 3T heater-cooler that the device was potentially contaminated, possibly putting patients at risk for a life threatening infection.
Zika Virus Infection Related to the Ongoing Investigation of Local Mosquito-borne Zika Virus Transmission in Miami-Dade County, Florida
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The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is deeply troubled that the budget blueprint released today by the Trump administration proposes a $5.8 billion cut to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and cuts to the Health and Human Services (HHS) emergency preparedness programs.
Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is deeply concerned that the proposed
American Health Care Act under consideration in Congress would repeal the
Prevention and Public Health Fund.
A new CID study suggests that the current vaccine is most effective at preventing postherpetic neuralgia and cases requiring hospitalization.
A JID study suggests the high-dose flu vaccine was more effective at preventing deaths among seniors than the standard-dose vaccine during a more severe flu season.
New IDSA Guideline on Ventriculitis and MeningitisFederal Government Transition UpdatesJournal Club
A team approach is vital to the successful diagnosis and treatment of complex neurological infections related to placement of devices in the brain, or as a result of neurosurgery or head trauma. This is among the recommendations in the first comprehensive guidelines on healthcare-associated ventriculitis and meningitis, which are being released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.
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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and respiratory infections may have a combined effect on heart attack risk, a JID study suggests.
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