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IDSA News Releases

02/22/2018

Brain Cysts Casused by Pork Tapeworm Common Cause of Seizures

Brain cysts from a pork tapeworm infection are one of the most common causes of seizures worldwide.
02/15/2018

Fecal Transplantation, Molecular Testing Among New Recommendations in Clostridium Difficile Guidelines

New diagnostic methods and treatments – including fecal transplantation – will help improve the care of patients with Clostridium difficile(C. diff.), a deadly bacterial infection that can occur after antibiotic use, according to updated guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.
02/14/2018

IDSA Statement on the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Proposal

The Infectious Diseases Society of America urges Congress to reject the cuts proposed in the White House Budget Plan for Fiscal Year 2019 released Monday. More details on the priorities and impacts it promises are clearly needed.
01/31/2018

IDSA, HIVMA highlight place for public health priorities in State of the Union agenda

During his State of the Union Address last night, the president emphasized his commitment to national security by supporting an end to budget caps for defense spending.
01/24/2018

IDSA Statement on the Confirmation of Alex Azar as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services

The confirmation of Alex Azar as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services provides new opportunities for an experienced public servant to continue work that he began when, as HHS general counsel and as the department’s deputy Secretary, he played pivotal roles in creating the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response.
01/17/2018

IDSA Statement on PAHPA Reauthorization

The January 17 Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing in preparation for reauthorization of the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act provides a valuable opportunity to consider how best to ensure that states, communities and healthcare facilities have the resources they need to protect against emerging public health threats.
12/12/2017

IDSA Names Duke University Hospital and Regents of the University of Michigan Newly Designated Centers of Excellence

The InfectiousDiseases Society of America (IDSA) is pleased to announce the newly designated recipients of its Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence (CoE) distinction: Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC and Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
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New diagnostic methods and treatments – including fecal transplantation – will help improve the care of patients with Clostridium difficile(C. diff.), a deadly bacterial infection that can occur after antibiotic use, according to updated guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.
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Brain cysts from a pork tapeworm infection are one of the most common causes of seizures worldwide.

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