Infectious DiseaseInfo Center
Opioids and Infection Risk
Opioid use may increase your risk of infectious diseases like pneumonia and meningitis, according to a new study.
A Triple Threat for HIV
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new medication to treat HIV.
Fighting the Flu
A recent spike in flu cases across the United States has prompted a health advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Preventing Lung Complications After Surgery
Breathing training with a physical therapist before abdominal surgery may cut the risk of postoperative lung complications like pneumonia in half, according to a new study.
Avoiding E. Coli During an Outbreak
A recent E. coli outbreak may be winding down, but you can still take steps to avoid future infection.
The Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance
There has been a lot of progress in the battle against antibiotic resistance in the United States, but the fight isn't over yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
HIV and the Hepatitis B Vaccine
Many people who have HIV may not receive the hepatitis B vaccine, according to a new study.
Egg Allergy? Flu Shots May Be OK
People who are allergic to eggs may not have to worry so much about getting the flu shot, according to new guidelines.
This Year's Flu Shot: What You Need to Know
You might have heard that this season's flu vaccine may not be as effective as expected, but that doesn't change the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) recommendations for vaccination.
Monitoring Zika's Effects
Many babies born with a smaller than normal head as a result of Zika virus infection may face health problems as they develop, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).