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Clinical Infectious Diseases Publishes “COVID Transmission in Homes, Hospitals and the Community” Supplement

A new Clinical Infectious Diseases supplement collects eight papers that have informed the scientific underpinning of essential nonbiological interventions used in the public health response to COVID-19.

Infectious Diseases Professionals: Eliminating Viral Hepatitis ‘Ambitious but Achievable’ Goal

As scientific and political leaders commemorate World Hepatitis Day, infectious diseases professionals  call on policymakers to support the updated National Viral Hepatitis Strategic Plan that aims to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat in the United States.

Twenty-four Institutions Receive the IDSA Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence Designation Group Includes First Hospital Outside of U.S. to Receive the Distinction

IDSA has awarded 24 institutions the designation of Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence, including the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, making it the first hospital outside of the United States to receive the distinction.

IDSA Supports New CDC Guidance on Mask Wearing as Delta Variant Spreads

IDSA supports guidance announced today by CDC recommending mask wearing in indoor public settings for all individuals in communities with substantial or high COVID-19 transmission rates, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Major Health Care Professional Organizations Call for COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for All Health Workers

IDSA and HIVMA joined more than 50 health care professional organizations in calling for requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all health care workers.

U.S. House Funding Applauded for Addressing Infectious Diseases but Still Comes up Short on AMR, Leaving it up to the Senate to Address

IDSA commends appropriators in the U.S. House of Representatives for much-needed resources to bolster the domestic and global fight against COVID-19 and HIV, antibiotic research and development, strengthen global health security, and combat the effects of the opioid crisis.

U.S. Global Aids Coordinator is Crucial, Leading HIV Organizations Say

More than 50 organizations working to end the HIV epidemic in the United States and globally are urging the White House to quickly nominate a leader for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief as the Department of State’s U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. 

Clinical Infectious Diseases Publishes “A Snapshot of Work by the COVID-19 Public Health Response”

A new Clinical Infectious Diseases supplement takes a look back at the public health response to COVID-19 and what can be learned and built upon during the next phase of this pandemic and for future pandemics.

National Organizations in Epidemiology and Infection Prevention Say COVID-19 Vaccines Should Be Required for Healthcare Personnel

IDSA has developed a joint statement on considerations for COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for healthcare workers with SHEA, HIVMA, the PIDS, APIC, AMDA, & SIDP.

Infectious Diseases Society of America Launches Call for Applications for Next Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Infectious Diseases

The Infectious Diseases Society of America seeks candidates to serve in the position of editor-in-chief of Clinical Infectious Diseases. 

IDSA And SHEA Release New Guidelines for Managing Clostridium Difficile Infection

New evidence-based clinical guidelines on the management of Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) in adults have been developed by a multidisciplinary panel representing IDSA and SHEA.

New Index Ranking 11 Countries’ Ability to Tackle Rising Threat of Resistance to Antimicrobials Shows Need for Urgent Action

Today the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) and IDSA launched the first-ever global AMR Preparedness Index, a first-of-its-kind evaluation of how the governments of the 11 largest global economies are living up to their commitments to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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