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Madariaga virus has been identified as the cause of acute febrile illness in eight children in Haiti between 2015 and 2016 – the first time it has been discovered in the country.

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Bacterial

First clinical trial for intravenous phage therapy gets FDA approval

Panellist Picks – our panel's favorite papers of 2018

Could common painkillers promote C. difficile infection?

Clostridium Difficile Infection

Could common painkillers promote C. difficile infection?

Conference Report – 6th Annual “C. Difficile Foundation and Health Expo”

Updates on C. difficile: from clinical trials and guidelines – an interview with Yoav Golan

E. Coli

Could an insect-derived compound be a new class of antibiotics against Gram-negatives?

E. coli: A helpful bacterium?

Nanoplasmonics used for monitoring biofilm formation

H. Pylori

Organoids: a new model to study infectious diseases?

Infographic: The microbiome and infectious diseases

Are flies a significant method of bacterial transmission?

MRSA

First clinical trial for intravenous phage therapy gets FDA approval

Panellist Picks – our panel's favorite papers of 2018

Blocking toxin formation – a treatment for Gram-positive pathogens?

Salmonella

Whole-genome sequencing of Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhi reveals new antimicrobial resistant isolates

Novel models for enteric infections – an interview with the Faherty Lab

Infographic: The burden of foodborne diseases

Tuberculosis

Shorter treatment duration a possibility for pulmonary TB

Highlights of the WHO Global Tuberculosis Report

Tuberculosis care: variation and deficits uncovered in urban India

Fungal

Can Candida albicans cross the blood–brain barrier?

Monoclonal anti-Candida antibodies could protect against infection

The best of 2018 – an A–Z of infectious diseases research

Aspergillosis

#TalkFungi – catch up on the Twitter chat for Fungal Awareness Week

Novel antifungal presents opportunities for treating aspergillosis

Understanding molecular causes of antifungal resistance in A. fumigatus

Candidiasis

Can Candida albicans cross the blood–brain barrier?

Monoclonal anti-Candida antibodies could protect against infection

#TalkFungi – catch up on the Twitter chat for Fungal Awareness Week

Coccidioidomycosis

#TalkFungi – catch up on the Twitter chat for Fungal Awareness Week

Identification of membrane proteome of Paracoccidioides lutzii and its regulation by zinc

CNS fungal infections

Cryptococcal Meningitis

#TalkFungi – catch up on the Twitter chat for Fungal Awareness Week

Cryptococcal meningitis – taking a closer look at treatment

Infographic: Fungal infections – the hidden burden

Parasitic

The best of 2018 – an A–Z of infectious diseases research

WHO World Malaria Report 2018: launch of country-led response to put control efforts back on track

Could malaria be detected by sniffer dogs?

Helminthic Infections

Conference report – London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research Anniversary Event

ISNTD – Female Genital Schistosomiasis: The most neglected gynaecological disease

Conference report – British Society for Parasitology Autumn Symposium

Malaria

WHO World Malaria Report 2018: launch of country-led response to put control efforts back on track

Could malaria be detected by sniffer dogs?

CRISPR–Cas9 gene drive used to collapse malaria-carrying mosquito populations

Neglected Tropical Diseases

Visceral leishmaniasis reported to be on the rise in Brazil

From TB to leprosy: financial model reveals where pipelines and investments might fall short

7-year trial discovers ocular chlamydia infection rebounds after azithromycin cessation

Protozoan Infections

WHO World Malaria Report 2018: launch of country-led response to put control efforts back on track

CRISPR–Cas9 gene drive used to collapse malaria-carrying mosquito populations

Genomics in malaria – an interview with Dyann Wirth

Viral

Madariaga virus identified in Haiti

Panellist Picks – our panel's favorite papers of 2018

Epstein-Barr virus and schizophrenia linked by abnormal immune response

Hepatitis

What were the biggest outbreaks of 2018?

Three new strains of hepatitis C discovered in Africa

IDWeek: Opioid-using youth could miss out on hepatitis C screening and treatment

Herpes

HR-HPV oral infection rates in England are lower than expected

A peek behind the paper – Lynn Enquist on the lifecycle of alpha herpesvirus

Do viruses play a role in Alzheimer's disease?