Infectious DiseaseInfo Center

Malaria Drug Gets Green Light
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new medication to prevent malaria from coming back.
Smallpox Rx Approved
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first-ever medication to treat smallpox.
New Warning for Common Antibiotics
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a class-wide warning for a group of antibiotics commonly used to treat urinary tract and respiratory infections.
The Dangers of Hotel Pools
Before you head down to the hotel pool for a swim, you may want to take some precautions to protect your health.
What World Hand Hygiene Day Means for You
May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day, and the CDC is reminding everyone that keeping your hands clean is one of the most important ways to prevent potentially life-threatening infections.
Are You Truly Allergic to Penicillin?
Do you have an allergy to penicillin? Research has shown that many people who have been told they have an allergy to penicillin may not have a true allergy after all.
Test for Emerging Pathogen Gets Green Light
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first test to identify the pathogen Candida auris (C. auris) .
Germs and Antibiotic Resistance
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported hundreds of instances of germs with antibiotic resistance genes in the US.
Mumps Cases on the Rise
Mumps cases are on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
A New Patch for Post-Shingles Pain
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug to treat pain that follows shingles infections.