Senate Domestic, Foreign Funding Bills Recognize, but Fall Short of Needs for Critical Infectious Disease Responses

Senate spending bills show encouraging recognition of public health threats, but discouraging gaps.

HIV, Infectious Diseases Provider Organizations Call for In-patient Antiretroviral Stewardship

IDSA, HIVMA and the American Academy of HIV Medicine call for antiretroviral treatment stewardship in hospital settings to support appropriate use of the drugs, in a paper published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

IDSA Honors 105 Distinguished Physicians, Scientists with FIDSA Designation

IDSA recognizes the distinguished physicians and scientists from the United States and around the world who were elected this year to be Fellows of IDSA.

IDSA Foundation Names Stephen Peeler as Executive Director

The IDSA Foundation has named Stephen E. Peeler, CFRE, as its executive director. The IDSA Foundation is the charitable arm of The Infectious Diseases Society of America, an 11,000-member society representing ID practitioners throughout the world.

Customs and Border Patrol’s Flu Vaccine Policy Breaches Basic Public Health Tenet

The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol’s decision to withhold vaccinations against seasonal influenza from migrants in border detention facilities is a violation of the most basic principles of public health and human rights.

Antibiotics Report Highlights Stewardship, Workforce, Research Needs

A CDC report on antibiotics use in health care U.S. healthcare settings show progress made in promoting appropriate use of infection-fighting drugs, but strengthened and continued efforts needed.

Journal Supplement Provides Valuable Resource to Support Diversity in the Field of ID

A new collection of articles highlighting the science and complexity of inclusion, diversity, access, and equity is now available online, part of an ongoing commitment to drive improvements within the field of infectious diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

Public Comment Period for IDSA/AAN/ACR Draft Lyme Disease Guidelines Extended through Sept. 9

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) have extended the public comment period for the draft of their joint guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease for an additional 30 days.

Increased CMS Reimbursements for New Antibiotics Represents Progress in Attention to AMR

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule for the coming fiscal year will raise reimbursements for novel antibiotics, a meaningful step in confronting the threat of infections resistant to older medicines.

HIV Status Has No Place in Border Patrol Policy

IDSA, HIVMA, SHEA and PIDS call for humane, evidenced-based border policies that reflect the science and adhere to ID prevention and treatment protocols.

Declaration of PHEIC in DRC Should Spur Support, Not Fear

The World Health Organization’s declaration today that the year-long Ebola crisis is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern is hoped to raise much-needed awareness and resources for preparedness and control efforts across the region.

IDSA Congratulates 23 Institutions on Centers of Excellence Designation

IDSA has awarded 23 institutions the designation of Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence (CoE).