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ECCMID becomes ESCMID Global

ECCMID 2024 is coming up soon and now it has a new name ESCMID Global.

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ESCMID-GLG AMR event

We are once again hosting a high-level event in partnership with the Global Leaders Group on AMR as part of ECCMID 2024.

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New look but the same ESCMID! 

ESCMID has a new look and feel, but don’t worry we are still the same society championing medical excellence.


Open call for Funded Observerships 

The application period for Funded Observerships is now open and will close on 15 May. Be sure to apply today!

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ESCMID Courses 2024 

Discover all of the upcoming ESCMID Courses & Workshops here. You can register to join, apply for attendance grants and plan out your year of learnings now.

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CMI Communications 

ESCMID has launched our first fully open-access journal dedicated to better serving our members and innovating in the publication sector. Learn more about the mission and open calls.

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Ten-minute breath test to monitor antibiotic concentrations

April 30, 2024

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Pathogens, including multi-drug resistant “superbugs”, found on floors, ceilings and door handles of hospital toilets, UK study finds

April 30, 2024

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Antimicrobial resistance prevalence varies by age and sex in bloodstream infections in European hospitals

April 30, 2024

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Too early to use ChatGPT to advise on the treatment of infections

April 29, 2024

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The threat of polio paralysis may have disappeared, but enterovirus paralysis is just as dangerous and surveillance and testing systems are desperately needed

April 29, 2024

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Study finds resistance to critically important antibiotics in uncooked meat sold for human and animal consumption

April 29, 2024

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Study shows ChatGPT failed when challenging ESCMID guideline for treating brain abscesses

April 29, 2024

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New global study reveals true scale of antimicrobial resistance threat

April 28, 2024

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Global measles cases almost double in a year

April 28, 2024

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Negativity about vaccines surged on Twitter after COVID-19 jabs become available

April 28, 2024

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Global cervical cancer vaccine roll-out shows it to be very effective in reducing cervical cancer and other HPV-related disease, but huge variations between countries in coverage

April 28, 2024

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Making transfusion-transmitted malaria in Europe a thing of the past

April 27, 2024

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Experts developing way to harness Nobel Prize winning CRISPR technology to deal with antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

April 27, 2024

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Experts developing immune-enhancing therapies to target tuberculosis

April 27, 2024

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CRISPR is promising to tackle antimicrobial resistance, but remember bacteria can fight back

April 27, 2024

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Personalised “cocktails” of antibiotics, probiotics and prebiotics hold great promise in treating a common form of irritable bowel syndrome, pilot study finds

April 27, 2024

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Today, the Global Leaders Group (GLG) on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) hosted “Forging partnerships between science and policy: A high-level AMR event” for the second consecutive year.

April 26, 2024

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WHO reports widespread overuse of antibiotics in patients hospitalized with COVID-19

April 26, 2024

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Antimicrobial-resistant hospital infections remain at least 12% above pre-pandemic levels, major US study finds

April 26, 2024

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German study finds antibiotic use in patients hospitalised with COVID-19 appears to have no beneficial effect on clinical outcomes

April 26, 2024

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The importance of communicating to the public during a pandemic, and the personal risk it can lead to

April 26, 2024

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Improving health communication to save lives during epidemics

April 26, 2024

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Expert sounds alarm as mosquito-borne diseases becoming a global phenomenon in a warmer more populated world

April 25, 2024

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New ultraviolet light air disinfection technology could help protect against healthcare infections and even the next pandemic

April 25, 2024

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Climate change is multiplying the threat caused by antimicrobial resistance

April 25, 2024

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UK/German study - COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and fewer common side-effects most important factors in whether adults choose to get vaccinated

April 25, 2024

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Major genetic meta-analysis reveals how antibiotic resistance in babies varies according to mode of birth, prematurity, and where they live

April 25, 2024

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Study shows more than half of global infectious diseases experts surveyed rate influenza as the number one pathogen of concern of pandemic potential

April 20, 2024

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Black women hospitalised in USA with blood infection resistant to last-resort antibiotic at increased risk of death

April 19, 2024

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Following longest known chronic SARS-CoV-2 infection of 613 days, experts highlight the risk of development of novel potentially immune-evasive SARS-CoV-2 variants due to persistent infections in immunocompromised patients

April 18, 2024

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HIV epidemic cannot be ended without stopping former prisoners and other patients being lost to care

April 17, 2024

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Tuberculosis can have a lasting impact on the lung health of individuals who have been successfully treated for the disease

April 15, 2024

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UK/Portuguese study strongly suggests antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” are being passed from cats and dogs to their owners

April 13, 2024

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ChatGPT could help reduce vaccine hesitancy and provide helpful advice on STIs

April 11, 2024

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Novel automatic toilet flushing device reduces bacterial contamination on bathroom surfaces

April 6, 2024

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Recent contact with young children linked to trebling of risk of over-60s acquiring pneumonia-causing bacteria

April 4, 2024

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Study finds association between TB infection and increased risk of various cancers

April 1, 2024

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Study shows Mpox (monkeypox) antibodies wane within a year of vaccination

March 31, 2024

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Case report from Austria shows mpox breakthrough infection in man who had received both vaccine doses

March 31, 2024

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Swedish study indicates a significant decline of neutralising antibodies to monkeypox virus already during the first month after vaccination

March 31, 2024

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Scientists have a new tool in the race to improve the diagnosis and prognosis of sepsis

March 30, 2024

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Individuals with multiple sclerosis face substantially greater risk of hospitalisation and death from COVID-19, despite high rates of vaccination

March 29, 2024

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STIs in older adults

March 28, 2024

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HIV in developed countries

March 28, 2024

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Study finds that for each 10% increase of certain bacteria type in the gut microbiome, the risk of hospitalisation for infections falls by up to a quarter

March 23, 2024

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HIV in cell culture can be completely eliminated using CRISPR-Cas gene editing technology, increasing hopes of cure

March 20, 2024

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Long COVID ‘indistinguishable’ from other post-viral syndromes a year after infection

March 15, 2024

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Elsevier partners with ESCMID to launch a new Open Access journal in microbiology and infectious disease: CMI Communications

March 11, 2024

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Optimising preventive measures to stop surgical infections – why are we doing what we are doing?

February 29, 2024

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Knowing when you can return to work or send your child back to school/nursery – personalised care for influenza and flu-like illness

February 29, 2024

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Artificial intelligence has huge potential in infection control, as long as the right questions are asked and safeguards are in place

February 28, 2024

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How artificial intelligence could improve speed and accuracy of response to infectious disease outbreaks in hospitals, and even prevent them

February 28, 2024

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ESCMID Weekly News

The Weekly News include the most recent announcements and upcoming events of the Society. The news are sent every week to regular ESCMID and affiliated members as well as collaborators.


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