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  • Posted in: IDea Exchange

    Hi Ben, Our team has also been monitoring the situation, which should serve as a stark wake up call of the power of the anti-vaccination movement to interfere with the legitimate role of national governments.  This intersects, of course, with concerns ...

  • Hello DSAG Members, I hope everyone is enjoying their December so far.  It's getting quite cold here in the DC area.  Two items for you: We'd like to schedule our Jan/Feb DSAG meeting. The meeting will include all DSAG members and will take place ...

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    Apparently there will be consideration of a HD-IIV4 at the February, 2020 ACIP MEETING OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON IMMUNIZATION PRACTICES.  I'd wait for that before deciding on next yr's usage. ------------------------------ Frank Rhame MD Adj Prof, ID, ...

New Guidelines Update

2019 IDSA Clinical Practice Guideline for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Released

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Doctors should think carefully before testing patients for a urinary tract infection (UTI) to avoid over-diagnosis and unnecessary antibiotic treatment, according to updated asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

 

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Member Spotlight

IDSA’s 2019 D.A. Henderson Award winner Dr. Cathy Wilfert has been named a winner of the 2019 North Carolina Awards, the highest civilian honor given by the state of North Carolina for her work in the prevention and treatment of HIV. Dr. Wilfert’s groundbreaking research in preventing maternal transmission of HIV led to a two-thirds reduction in the transmission of the disease from mother to child through pregnancy in the U.S. Dr. Wilfert will be presented with the award at the Raleigh Convention Center on Saturday, Nov. 16. IDSA will be a sponsor of the awards ceremony in honor of Dr. Wilfert. Read More

News

  • Record Measles Numbers Underscore Urgency of Heightened Vaccine Outreach, Access

    The announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wednesday that measles cases in the United States have reached numbers unseen ...
  • House Spending Bill Recognizes Need to Strengthen Health Responses and Research

    Once again rejecting proposed cuts to vital domestic and global health programs and research, House appropriators Wednesday approved funding ...

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