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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.

  • Breaking News and Alerts

    3/27/2017 12:24:20 PM

    CDC Updates Specimen Collection, Shipping, and Testing Guidance for Suspected Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) Cases

    Despite extensive pathogen-specific testing of many specimens since 2014, CDC and others have not identified an etiology for the AFM cases. Therefore, CDC will no longer perform clinical diagnostics for enteroviruses or metagenomic sequencing on specimens collected from suspect cases of AFM.

    3/27/2017 12:10:57 PM

    Information for Healthcare Personnel Potentially Exposed to Hepatitis C Virus (HCV): Recommended Testing and Follow-up

    Exposure to viral hepatitis has long been recognized as an occupational risk for healthcare personnel, with recommendations previously established for the management of occupational exposures to hepatitis C virus (HCV). 

    3/10/2017 12:01:56 PM

    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. . 

    2/2/2017 3:52:05 PM

    New FDA Drug Safety Communication on chlorhexidine gluconate - Drug Information Update

    New FDA Drug Safety Communication on chlorhexidine gluconate- Drug Information Update

    1/17/2017 5:07:35 PM

    FDA MedWatch - ED-3490TK Video Duodenoscope by Pentax: FDA Safety Communication - UPDATE

    FDA Alert

    1/17/2017 4:24:11 PM

    FDA MedWatch - Duodenoscopes by Fujifilm Medical Systems: Safety Communication - Certain Older Models Removed From Clinical Use

    FDA Alert

    3/3/2017 11:34:50 AM

    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.

    10/13/2016 3:45:51 PM

    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.

  • News from IDSA and the Journals

    IDSA Statement on Trump Proposed FY2017 Cuts


    The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) are alarmed by the Trump administration’s proposed cuts to FY2017 funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) public health preparedness and response grants, global and domestic HIV and TB efforts at the CDC, and global health programs at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the State Department.

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