IDSA & ID in the News
The Hill published an op-ed by IDSA Global Health Committee member Krutika Kuppalli, MD, of Stanford University on the complex nature of the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the need for additional resources. In a region where decades of political upheaval and violence have fueled deep-seated suspicion of government agents and outsiders, Dr. Kuppalli writes, more funding is urgently needed to strengthen community outreach, education and engagement and to sustain activities toward strengthened global capacities to prevent, detect and respond to infectious disease threats. Dr. Kuppalli’s op-ed is timely as Congress weighs appropriations for the year ahead. Beyond September of this year, dedicated funding for global health security activities across government agencies will expire.
This is just one of the 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 and opinion pieces featuring IDSA, HIVMA and our members.
- New York Times: The Right Way to Use a Public Bathroom (to Avoid Getting Sick) (Matthew Zahn, MD)
- NPR: Students And Staff At LA Universities Quarantined Over Measles Fears (Saad Omer, MD, FIDSA)
- Reuters: U.S. launches four-state study to find ways to reduce opioid overdose deaths (Alysse Wurcel, MD)
- STAT: ‘They have to get the shots’: Trump, once a vaccine skeptic, changes his tune amid measles outbreaks (Matthew Zahn, MD)
- CIDRAP: Achaogen bankruptcy raises worry over antibiotic pipeline (Helen Boucher, MD, FIDSA)
- CreekyJoints.org: What Is Gonococcal Arthritis? These Are the Signs You Could Have It (Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, FIDSA)
- Infectious Disease News: Monoclonal antibody demonstrates ‘unprecedented’ virologic suppression in HIV study (Rajesh Gandhi, MD)
- Infectious Disease News: Probiotics: An unproven answer to prevent C. difficile infection (Aaron Glatt, MD, FIDSA)
- Infectious Disease News: Transplant tourism: A ‘pervasive’ and dangerous ‘shadow world of medicine’ (Herbert DuPont, MD)
- Infectious Diseases in Children: Kids are prescribed more antibiotics with telemedicine (Javeed Siddiqui, MD)
- Infectious Diseases in Children: Nonmedical vaccine exemptions ‘violate’ a ‘fundamental right’ of children (Matthew Zahn, MD)
- Infectious Diseases in Children: Q&A: Is the CDC’s delay in linking AFM to EV-D68 warranted? (Amesh Adalja, MD, FIDSA)