IDSA & ID in the News
The New York Times spoke with IDSA spokesperson Matthew Zahn, MD on recent concerns that have been raised over the connection between travel and the rise in measles outbreaks.
“On a plane that carries a contagious traveler, the other people most vulnerable are those who are too young to be vaccinated, who have opted out of getting a vaccine for personal reasons, and the 3 percent to 5 percent of the population who have compromised immune systems because of cancer, advanced rheumatoid arthritis treatments, and other causes,” Dr. Zahn told The NY Times. “They may not be eligible to receive the MMR vaccine, a live vaccine which protects against measles, mumps and rubella.”
This is just one of the several news pieces that IDSA and our member spokespersons contributed to, in addition to others highlighted below. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to see the latest news stories featuring IDSA, HIVMA and our members.
- U.S. News & World Report: I Have Hepatitis C – Now What? (Aaron Glatt, MD, FIDSA)
- Healthline: Ingredients in Toothpaste, Mouthwash May Be Creating Antibiotic Resistant Germs (Aaron Glatt, MD, FIDSA)
- Health.com: 12 Hepatitis C Symptoms Everyone Should Know About (Aaron Glatt, MD, FIDSA)
- Health.com: 5 Conditions You Might Confuse for Genital Herpes (Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, FIDSA)
- HealthDay: Second HIV Patient May Be Cured After Transplant (David Hardy, MD)
- Infectious Disease News: CDC says HIV prevention progress in US has stalled (Carlos del Rio, MD, FIDSA)
- Kaiser Health News: A Mumps Quarantine In La. May Encroach On Rights Of Detained Immigrants(Matthew Zahn, MD)
- MedPage Today: In HF Patients, the Flu Vaccine has a Powerful Impact on Mortality (Aaron Glatt, MD, FIDSA)