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HSC Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare Sciences Current Awareness Bulletins: Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases current awareness bulletin

Frequency: Bi-monthly

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July 2024

Bird flu outbreak in dairy cows is widespread, raising public health concerns 10.1001/jama.2024.8886

Clinical outcomes of rapid respiratory virus testing in emergency departments: a systematic review and meta-analysis 10.1001/jamainternmed.2024.0037

Cryptococcal disease in diverse hosts (review) 10.1056/NEJMra2311057

Electronic health record–based algorithm for monitoring respiratory virus–like illness 10.3201/eid3006.230473

Ensuring progress on sustainable access to effective antibiotics at the 2024 UN General Assembly: a target-based approach 10.1016/S0140-6736(24)01019-5

Environment, animals, and food as reservoirs of antibiotic-resistant bacteria for humans: one health or more? 10.1016/j.idnow.2024.104895

Epidemiological surveillance and infectious disease outbreaks during mass international summertime sports gatherings: a narrative review 10.1016/j.idnow.2024.104889

Expanding antibiotic, vaccine, and diagnostics development and access to tackle antimicrobial resistance 10.1016/S0140-6736(24)00878-X

Freshwater sports and infectious diseases: a narrative review 10.1016/j.idnow.2024.104883                                                                                        

Global antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic use in COVID-19 patients within health facilities: a systematic review and meta-analysis of aggregated participant data 10.1016/j.jinf.2024.106183

Infectious risks associated with outdoor sports activities 10.1016/j.idnow.2024.104862

Interventional study of nonpharmaceutical measures to prevent COVID-19 aboard cruise ships 10.3201/eid3005.231364

Mpox diagnosis, behavioral risk modification, and vaccination uptake among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men, United Kingdom, 2022 10.3201/eid3005.230676

Reducing hospitalizations and multidrug-resistant organisms via regional decolonization in hospitals and nursing homes 10.1001/jama.2024.2759

The scope of the antimicrobial resistance challenge 10.1016/S0140-6736(24)00876-6

See also: Burden of bacterial antimicrobial resistance in low-income and middle-income countries avertible by existing interventions 10.1016/S0140-6736(24)00862-6

Sports and Immunity, from the recreational to the elite athlete 10.1016/j.idnow.2024.104893

Subcutaneous administration of a monoclonal antibody to prevent malaria 10.1056/NEJMoa2312775

Text vs patient portal messaging to improve influenza vaccination coverage: a health system–wide randomized clinical trial 10.1001/jamainternmed.2024.0001

Undernutrition as a risk factor for tuberculosis disease (new Cochrane prognosis review) 10.1002/14651858.CD015890.pub2


Cochrane Library (May-Jun); Emerging Infectious Diseases (May-Jun); Infectious Diseases Now (Jun); JAMA (Apr-May); JAMA Internal Medicine (May); Journal of Infection (May); Lancet, The (Jun); NEJM (Apr-May)

May 2024

Antibiotic prophylaxis for leptospirosis (new Cochrane intervention review) 10.1002/14651858.CD014959.pub2

Antibiotics for treatment of leptospirosis (new Cochrane review) 10.1002/14651858.CD014960.pub2

Assessing the impact of temperature on the duration of COVID-19 transmission in Terengganu, Malaysia: Implications for public health strategies (no DOI)

Burdens of infection control on healthcare workers: a scoping review 10.1016/j.jhin.2023.12.003

Bus riding as amplification mechanism for SARS-CoV-2 transmission, Germany, 2021 10.3201/eid3004.231299

Child and adolescent immunisation in the UK: current issues 10.1016/j.paed.2023.12.001

Community views on active case finding for tuberculosis in low‐ and middle‐income countries (new Cochrane qualitative review) 10.1002/14651858.CD014756.pub2

Estimates of incidence and predictors of fatiguing illness after SARS-CoV-2 infection 10.3201/eid3003.231194

Incidence and risk factors for subsequent infections among rectal carriers with carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae: a systematic review and meta-analysis 10.1016/j.jhin.2023.12.002

Infection prevention and control in correctional settings 10.3201/eid3013.230705

Lessons learned from COVID-19 response in correctional and detention facilities 10.3201/eid3013.230776

The Last of Us and the question of a fungal pandemic in real life 10.3201/eid3003.230684

Molecular epidemiology of underreported emerging zoonotic pathogen Streptococcus suis in Europe 10.3201/eid3003.230348

Recent changes in patterns of mammal infection with highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N1) virus worldwide 10.3201/eid3003.231098

Systematic review of scales for measuring infectious disease–related stigma 10.3201/eid3003.230934

Transferring inpatients between wards drives large nosocomial COVID-19 outbreaks, Wales, 2020–22: a matched case–control study using routine and enhanced surveillance data 10.1016/j.jhin.2023.11.014

Wolbachia‐carrying Aedes mosquitoes for preventing dengue infection (new Cochrane intervention review) 10.1002/14651858.CD015636.pub2

Workplace interventions to reduce the risk of SARS‐CoV‐2 infection outside of healthcare settings (updated Cochrane intervention review)


Cochrane Library (Mar-Apr); Emerging Infectious Diseases (Mar-Apr); Journal of Hospital Infection (Mar-Apr); Medical Journal of Malaysia, The (Mar); Paediatrics and Child Health (Mar)

March 2024

Bacterial viability in dry-surface biofilms in healthcare facilities 10.1016/j.jhin.2023.11.004

Cognitive dysfunction after COVID-19 10.1136/bmj-2023-075387

The effect of the urban exposome on COVID-19 health outcomes 10.1016/j.envres.2023.117351

Emerging enterovirus A71 subgenogroup B5 causing severe hand, foot, and mouth disease, Vietnam, 2023 10.3201/eid3002.231024

Episodic disability questionnaire (EDQ) measurement properties among adults living with HIV in Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, and United States 10.1186/s12879-023-08958-7

Expanded T lymphocytes in the cerebrospinal fluid of multiple sclerosis patients are specific for Epstein-Barr-virus-infected B cells 10.1073/pnas.231585712

Favipiravir for treating COVID‐19 (new Cochrane intervention review) 10.1002/14651858.CD015219.pub2

First global report about the prevalence of multi-drug resistant Haemophilus influenzae 10.1186/s12879-023-08930-5

Impact of antibiotic exposure on antibiotic-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolation in intensive care unit patients 10.1016/j.jhin.2023.11.002

Measles outbreaks: Investing in patient relationships through GP continuity will be key to boosting MMR confidence 10.1136/bmj.q221

Oral simnotrelvir for adult patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 10.1056/NEJMoa2301425

Outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 and seasonal viruses among children hospitalized in Brazil 10.1542/peds.2023-064326

Relationship between human papillomavirus and serum vitamin D levels 10.1186/s12879-024-09006-8

SARS-CoV-2 shedding and evolution in patients who were immunocompromised during the omicron period 10.1016/S2666-5247(23)00336-1

SARS-CoV-2 vaccination and neuroimmunological disease 10.1001/jamaneurol.2023.5208

SARS-CoV-2 viral clearance and evolution varies by type and severity of immunodeficiency 10.1126/scitranslmed.adk1599

Sink interventions in the ICU to reduce risk of infection or colonization with Gram-negative pathogens 10.1016/j.jhin.2023.10.011

Success from the South: the rotavirus vaccine story and its lessons 10.1016/S0140-6736(23)02520-5

Syphilis complicating pregnancy and congenital syphilis 10.1056/NEJMra2202762

Tuberculosis (updated NICE guideline NG33)

When the answer is a maybe: a retrospective review of indeterminate SARS-CoV-2 results and their associations 10.1016/j.jhin.2023.07.004

Sources used: BMC Infectious Diseases (Jan); BMJ (1st Feb); Cochrane Library (Jan-Feb); Emerging Infectious Diseases (Feb); Environmental Research (Jan); JAMA (Jan); Journal of Hospital Infection (Jan-Feb); Lancet, The (6th-12th Jan); Lancet Microbe, The (Jan); NEJM (18th Jan); NICE website (Jan-Feb); Pediatrics (Jan); PNAS (Jan); Science Translational Research (Jan)