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May 2008
Vol. 18, No. 5


FDA Lowers Vancomycin Breakpoints for Staph Infections

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lowered the breakpoints for vancomycin in the treatment of Staphylococcus aureus to reflect growing rates of resistance, and in response to urging from IDSA and others....Read Full Article



WHO Reports Progress on Dracunculiasis Eradication

The end is in sight for the global campaign to eradicate dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease), but daunting challenges still remain in endemic areas of Mali and Sudan, according to the World Health Organization....Read Full Article



IDSA Literature Review April 2008

In this new feature, a panel of IDSA members identifies and critiques important new infectious diseases studies in the current literature that have a significant impact on the practice of infectious diseases medicine....Read Full Article



From the President Moving On After the Lyme Investigation

The IDSA leadership, staff, and I are extremely grateful for the words of encouragement members sent us following the announcement of our agreement with the Connecticut

state attorney general regarding our Lyme disease guidelines....Read Full Article



Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update

IDSA offers two e-mail services to help members stay informed of updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)....Read Full Article



Cefexime Available Again in the United States

Cefexime 400 mg tablets, currently the only oral treatment for uncomplicated urogenital or rectal Neissesria gonorrhoea

recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is again available in the United States, from Lupin Pharmaceuticals....Read Full Article



Rift Valley Fever Outbreak in Madagascar

Madagascar has reported an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever, with 418 suspected cases as of mid-April, including 17 deaths (for a case-fatality rate of 4 percent)....Read Full Article



Vietnam Reports Vibrio cholerae Cases

Vietnam reported nearly 2,500 cases of severe acute watery diarrhea between March 5 and April 22, including 377 cases positive for Vibrio cholerae, the bacterium that causes cholera....Read Full Article



Yellow Fever Reported in Liberia, Argentina

Two confirmed cases of yellow fever, including one death, have been reported in Liberia as of April 25. Both cases were in Zuotuo, in Tappita district....Read Full Article



Brazil Has Large Dengue Fever Outbreak

Brazil is experiencing a large outbreak of dengue fever this year. As of March 28, health authorities have reported at least 120,570 cases, including 647 cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) and 48 deaths....Read Full Article



Malaria Reported in Great Exuma, Bahamas

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has received a report of a confirmed case of malaria in a person who traveled to Great Exuma, Bahamas, in March....Read Full Article



IDSA Urges FDA to Dedicate Resources to Antimicrobial Resistance

IDSA presented testimony to a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel on April 28 to address the increasingly troublesome issue of antimicrobial resistance....Read Full Article



Polio Eradication Update: Cases Down Overall, But Type 3 Cases Up

The total number of polio cases worldwide declined by 34 percent last year, from 1,997 cases in 2006 to 1,310 in 2007, according to the May 9 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report....Read Full Article



IDSA Endorses Two Vaccine Financing Bills

IDSA recently endorsed two critical bills addressing vaccine financing sponsored by a leading legislator on health issues....Read Full Article



Members on the Move

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In the IDSA Journals

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Welcome, New IDSA Members!

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FDA Lowers Vancomycin Breakpoints for Staph Infections
WHO Reports Progress on Dracunculiasis Eradication
IDSA Literature Review April 2008
From the President
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Cefexime Available Again in the United States
Rift Valley Fever Outbreak in Madagascar
Vietnam Reports Vibrio cholerae Cases
Yellow Fever Reported in Liberia, Argentina
Brazil Has Large Dengue Fever Outbreak
Malaria Reported in Great Exuma, Bahamas
IDSA Urges FDA to Dedicate Resources to Antimicrobial Resistance
Polio Eradication Update: Cases Down Overall, But Type 3 Cases Up
IDSA Endorses Two Vaccine Financing Bills
Members on the Move
In the IDSA Journals
Welcome, New IDSA Members!
Oct. 25-29, 2008
48th Annual ICAAC/IDSA 46th Annual Meeting
Washington, DC
     Discount Registration Opens to All: April 25, 2008
     Abstract submission deadline: May 19, 2008

June 3-4, 2008
Fellows' In-Training Exam

Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2009
47th Annual Meeting of IDSA
Philadelphia, PA

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