Infectious Diseases 1607 - Infectious Disease Alert - Jul 01, 2012

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Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Stanford University
Hospital Epidemiologist
Sequoia Hospital
Redwood City, CA

Board Member and Updates Author
Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP
Section Editor Updates
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Stanford University
Division of Infectious Diseases
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Board Member and Peer Reviewer
Timothy Jenkins, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Colorado
Denver Health Medical Center

Executive Editor
Gary Evans
AHC Media

Associate Editors
Dean L. Winslow, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Chairman, Department of Medicine
Santa Clara Valley, Medical Center
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

Ellen Jo Baron, Ph.D., D(ABMM)
Professor Emerita
Stanford University School of Medicine
Director of Medical Affairs, Cepheid


  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Influenza: Rapid Tests and Antiviral Options
  • Lessons from the 2009 Pandemic Flu Experience
  • Staphylococcus aureus Virulence — how the Alpha Hemolysin Damages the Host
  • Streptococcus suis a Cause of Human Meningitis: Another Emerging Pig Pathogen
  • Iron Deficiency Protects against Severe Malaria
  • Conjugate Pneumococcal Vaccine and Adults
  • Updates


  • discuss the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases
  • explain current data regarding the use of new antibiotics for commonly diagnosed diseases and new uses for traditional drugs
  • discuss the latest information regarding risks, benefits and cost-effectiveness of new and traditional diagnostic tests
  • discuss new information regarding how infectious diseases are transmitted and how such information can lead to the development of new therapies

Financial Disclosure:

Infectious Disease Alert's Editor, Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP, FIDSA, does research for the National Institutes of Health, and is an advisory board member and consultant for Merck. Updates Author Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP, does research for Abbott Laboratories, and Merck. Peer Reviewer Timothy Jenkins, MD,and report no financial relationship relavent to this field of study. Executive Editor Gary Evans, has no disclosures related to this field of study. Associate Editor Ellen Jo Baron, Ph.D., D(ABMM) is Secretary-Treasurer of the NGO Diagnostic Microbiology Development Program ( Associate Editor Dean L. Winslow, MD, FACP, FIDSA is a consultant for Siemens Diagnostic.

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