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Increase in pertussis linked to nonmedical vaccine exemptions, waning immunity

June 24, 2017
Data from five U.S. states with a high incidence rate of pertussis revealed geospatial links between nonmedical vaccine exemptions among…

US yellow fever vaccine to disappear in July; alternative vaccine supplied

June 23, 2017
Expecting the supply of the United States’ only licensed yellow fever vaccine to disappear in July, officials are distributing another brand
FDA News

FDA grants Roche premarket approval for fourth-generation HIV combination antigen-antibody assay

June 23, 2017
The FDA granted Roche premarket approval for its fourth-generation HIV combination antigen-antibody assay, the company announced today. The Elecsys…

AbbVie receives CHMP positive opinion for Maviret for chronic HCV

June 23, 2017
AbbVie has received a positive opinion from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use for its ribavirin-free regimen Maviret for the…

Gilead Sciences receives CHMP positive opinion for DAA Vosevi

June 23, 2017
Gilead Sciences announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has adopted a positive opinion on the company’s Marketing…
In the Journals

Interferon-based SVR in HCV reduced risk for extrahepatic manifestations

June 23, 2017
Sustained virologic response following interferon-based antiviral therapy in patients with hepatitis C reduced the risk for extrahepatic…
In the Journals Plus

Washington, D.C., facilities demonstrated 5% CRE prevalence

June 23, 2017
Roughly 5% of all inpatients in Washington, D.C. health care facilities tested positive for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, according to

Studies of C. difficile burden in acute vs. long-term care facilities contradictory

June 23, 2017
Two studies on Clostridium difficile differ greatly on whether acute-care facilities or long-term care facilities have higher rates of the…

Five French patients infected with hepatitis E strain found in rabbits

June 22, 2017
In a rare finding, researchers in France discovered five cases of human infection with a hepatitis E virus strain found in rabbits. The researchers…
Meeting News

Treatment of acute rhinosinusitis difficult because of increasing antimicrobial resistance

June 22, 2017
MS, APRN, FNP,PHILADELPHIA — Antimicrobial resistance to all Streptococcus pneumoniae has been estimated at 30% to 40% for products…
In the Journals

ED visits, cost associated with shingles increase

June 22, 2017
Emergency department visits and total cost associated with herpes zoster increased between 2006 and 2013, driven by an increased number of visits by…

Senate health care bill takes slower approach to House bill, expert concerns persist

June 22, 2017
The Senate health care bill, released to the public today, maintains much from the version the House passed May 4, 2017, but presents some key…

No science needed to blame vaccines for illness, EU court rules

June 22, 2017
The European Union Court of Justice has ruled that illnesses can be attributed to vaccines during litigation without scientific proof. The

'Like winning the lottery’: EIS officers explain getting accepted into CDC program

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
The voice says to call back. Someone at the CDC wants to discuss your application for the Epidemic Intelligence Service. Panic sets in. Did you…
Eye on ID

Listeria: The mystery organism

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP; Matthew E. Levison, MD, FACP
Listeria monocytogenes is ubiquitous in the environment. It is a foodborne pathogen, but the infecting dose is unknown. Person-to-person…

‘Like a kid in a candy store’: EIS officers explain matching process

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
Each year, CDC officials and representatives from state health departments around the country conduct what amount to job interviews with members of…

One in four children have decreased quality of life after sepsis

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
Almost one-quarter of children who survived community-acquired sepsis experienced significant declines in health-related quality of life, lasting up…

Cholera linked to drinking iced tea in Vietnam

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
The chances of infection from cholera were heightened for the people of Ben Tre, Vietnam, when they drank iced tea, according to a study published in…
Perspective

Multidisciplinary HCV treatment program yields results

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
A hepatitis C virus treatment program at an urban safety-net hospital that used a multidisciplinary team led to nearly one out of every four…

‘Bring it on!’ Presenting at EIS conference can be daunting, officers say

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
Victoria Hall, DVM, MS, a first-year officer in the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, sat at a table in the hallway of a downtown Atlanta…
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