IDSA and ID in the News
Contagion Live spoke with IDSA Member Andrew Pavia, MD, FIDSA, on IDSA’s new guideline for seasonal influenza. The previous guidelines were written in 2008, just before the 2009 influenza epidemic. The updated guidelines address new information regarding diagnostic testing, treatment and chemoprophylaxis with antiviral medications, and issues related to institutional outbreak management for seasonal influenza.
This is just one of the several news pieces that IDSA and our member spokespersons contributed to, in addition to others highlighted below.
- NPR: Is It A Nasty Cold Or The Flu? (Matt Zahn, MD, FIDSA)
- Healio Family Medicine: Antibiotic prescribing decreases when patient, doctor are both women (Susan Bleasdale, MD)
- Health: This man sniffed his smelly socks every day, then he was hospitalized with severe lung infection (Aaron Glatt, MD, FIDSA)
- MedPage Today: Traceability for Foodborne Illness Outbreaks Improving (Aaron Glatt, MD, FIDSA)
IDSA Seasonal Flu Guidelines:
- 70 broadcast placements and 61 online placements including
- Medscape: Flu guidelines from IDSA update testing, treatment recommendations
- Science Daily: Flu is serious for pregnant women and others at high risk
- Infectious Disease News: New flu guidelines emphasize testing, treatment of high-risk patients (Timothy Uyeki, MD, MPH, MPP; Andrew Pavia, MD, FIDSA; Amesh Adalja, MD, FIDSA)