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.
The Infectious Diseases Society of America is committed to working with Secretary Price, confirmed today by the U.S. Senate as the new Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
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.
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.