Infectious DiseaseInfo Center

TB and HIV: Partners in Crime
A recent study shows that a majority of tuberculosis cases in HIV-infected patients are going undiagnosed in rural African populations with minimal health resources.
Flu Sweeps the Nation
Nationwide flu hospitalizations among older US adults peak first in western states such as California, Utah and Nevada and last of all in eastern New England states like New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine.
Complications of Chlamydia
A new study by researchers at the University of Edinburgh establishes a link between chlamydia and ectopic pregnancy.
A Little Privacy, Please
McGill University of Montreal has found that patients in private room intensive care are less likely to develop infections than those in multi-bed intensive care units.
Lacking Quality Evidence
Health care professionals base much of their work on practice guidelines issued by experts. New research shows that this might be problematic.
May I Have This Dance?
Mayo Clinic researchers describe how the body becomes infected by the measles virus, one of the leading causes of death among children around the world.
Universal Flu Vaccine? When Pigs Fly!
Scientists are studying antibodies created by the H1N1 (swine) flu virus that could potentially open the door to a universal flu vaccine that protects against a variety of strains.
TB Therapy Risky for Elderly
Tuberculosis (TB) affects one third of the world's population. In some, the disease is latent, meaning it is inactive and non-contagious.
Circumcision Reduces HPV in Uganda
Randomized trials in Uganda have shown that circumcision reduces the risk of HPV transmission in heterosexual couples uninfected by HIV.
Bacteria Take Hold with a One-Two Punch
Scientists have discovered a virtually unstoppable form of bacteria cell that contributes to chronic infections, but its overall function and origin are still shrouded in mystery.