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Bacterial

Infographic: Gonorrhea – a timeline of resistance and it’s mechanisms

C. difficile persists on hospital gowns despite use of disinfectant

Novel blood test for tuberculosis could also identify high risk of infection

Clostridium Difficile Infection

C. difficile persists on hospital gowns despite use of disinfectant

Fecal Microbial Transplant: FDA warns about the risk of transferring multidrug-resistant organisms

Could common painkillers promote C. difficile infection?

E. Coli

E. coli created with world’s first synthetic and redesigned genome

What impact do microbiome metabolites have on EHEC infections?

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

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

ASM Microbe: Cannabidiol found to be active against Gram-positive bacteria

ASM Microbe: Study highlights cell phones as tools for Staphylococcus aureus transmission

ECCMID19: Suvratoxumab completes Phase II for treatment of Staphylococcus aureus in the New Drugs 4 Bad Bugs program

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

Novel blood test for tuberculosis could also identify high risk of infection

Innate lymphoid cells play a role in early tuberculosis infection

The milestones in tuberculosis

Fungal

ASM Microbe: Insights into nosocomial transmission and contamination of Candida auris

Oral antifungal linked to higher rates of miscarriage

Can Candida albicans cross the blood–brain barrier?

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

ASM Microbe: Insights into nosocomial transmission and contamination of Candida auris

Can Candida albicans cross the blood–brain barrier?

Monoclonal anti-Candida antibodies could protect against infection

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

Mice, introduced by maritime trade, play a key role in Toxoplasma gondii distribution

Transgenic fungus reduces malaria mosquito populations

Argentina and Algeria certified malaria-free by the WHO

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

Transgenic fungus reduces malaria mosquito populations

Argentina and Algeria certified malaria-free by the WHO

RTS,S vaccine to enter Phase IV trials in Malawi, Kenya and Ghana

Neglected Tropical Diseases

Mice, introduced by maritime trade, play a key role in Toxoplasma gondii distribution

Diagnostics for human schistosomiasis: the way forward

Visceral leishmaniasis reported to be on the rise in Brazil

Protozoan Infections

Transgenic fungus reduces malaria mosquito populations

Argentina and Algeria certified malaria-free by the WHO

RTS,S vaccine to enter Phase IV trials in Malawi, Kenya and Ghana

Viral

HIV linked to cognitive defects in individuals, despite antiretroviral therapy

Modulating arbovirus infection via mosquito saliva – an interview with Daniella Lefteri

CRISPR and long-acting therapies eliminate HIV DNA from the genome in animal models

Hepatitis

Funding received for first Phase III trial of a chikungunya vaccine: June’s industry headlines

FDA rejects Nabriva's antibiotic Contepo for complicated UTIs: May’s industry headlines

A peek behind the paper – Connor Bamford on hepatitis C and comparative genomics

Herpes

ASM Microbe: What consequences could lifelong Epstein–Barr virus infection have for the brain?

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

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