Since 2006, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention has recommended the use of expedited partner therapy (EPT) for treatment of sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhea and chlamydia, but the infection rate continues to climb.
Infectious illness is common in travelers from other countries visiting the United States. Skin and soft tissue infections, respiratory infections, and gastrointestinal illness are most likely, but specific geographic illnesses such as Lyme disease also occur.
Bites, whether dog, cat, or human, are a common reason for emergency department visits.This article reviews the complexities of different types of bites ED providers may encounter and issues regarding closure and antibiotic prophylaxis, in addition to vaccination concerns.
Research presented at the 2017 annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America indicates that women at risk of urinary tract infection (UTI) who increased their water intake by drinking an additional three pints of water a day were almost half as likely to get infections as women who did not.
In the first study to investigate the potential interactions between bacterial infections and lymphatic function, researchers found that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus toxins killed muscle cells critical to the pumping of lymph fluid and led to prolonged lymphatic dysfunction months after the bacteria had been cleared.