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IDSA News Releases


IDSA Statement on the Appointment of Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald as Director of CDC

The Infectious Diseases Society of America congratulates Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald on her appointment to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at this critical time.

IDSA Statement on WHO Priority Antibiotic-Resistant Pathogen List

The Infectious Diseases Society of America welcomes today’s announcement from the World Health Organization of its “priority pathogens” list to guide and promote antibiotic research and development. We call upon United States policy makers and international leaders to commit the resources necessary to realize the goals of this list.

Complex Neurological Infections Require Team Care

A team approach is vital to the successful diagnosis and treatment of complex neurological infections related to placement of devices in the brain, or as a result of neurosurgery or head trauma. This is among the recommendations in the first comprehensive guidelines on healthcare-associated ventriculitis and meningitis, which are being released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

IDSA Statement on the Confirmation of Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services

The Infectious Diseases Society of America is committed to working with Secretary Price, confirmed today by the U.S. Senate as the new Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

IDSA Statement on Executive Order on Immigrant and Refugee Travel to U.S.

Infectious diseases do not respect national borders, and success in fighting them requires a global response. Broad international collaboration is critical to our ability to identify, track and respond to emerging infectious diseases. 

IDSA Statement on Vaccines

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) stands behind the overwhelming scientific evidence that has repeatedly demonstrated the overall safety and benefit of routine childhood vaccinations. Children are far more likely to be harmed by vaccine preventable illness, such as measles, than by the vaccines that prevent such infections.

Studies of Lassa Fever Patient Evacuated to U.S. Offer Clues About Body’s Immune Response, Viral Persistence

When an American nurse working in West Africa became ill with Lassa fever and was evacuated to the U.S. for treatment in 2016, it provided a rare opportunity.

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