Drug Pipeline

Gavi to fund global stockpile of Ebola vaccines

December 6, 2019
Under a newly approved program, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance announced it will fund a global emergency stockpile of Ebola virus vaccines available to…


MSF: Gavi should stop paying GSK, Pfizer for pneumococcal vaccine

December 5, 2019
Doctors Without Borders said Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “should immediately stop giving millions of dollars in financial incentives” to…

In the Journals

Typhoid conjugate vaccine 81% effective among kids in phase 3 trial

December 4, 2019
A single-dose typhoid conjugate vaccine effectively reduced typhoid in children aged 9 months to 16 years by more than 81% during a phase 3 trial in…

In the JournalsPerspective

California law cracking down on vaccine exemptions may have modest results

December 4, 2019
Despite a 2015 law banning personal belief vaccine exemptions for children entering California schools, the rate of exemptions is expected to…

Breaking NewsPerspective

Samoa to halt public, government services to assist in measles outbreak

December 2, 2019
Samoa will shut down all public and government services on Dec. 5 and 6 to assist in a mass vaccination campaign to combat a large measles outbreak…

In the Journals

Kids receiving liver transplants immunized at lower rate than general public

December 2, 2019
In the United States and Canada, pediatric patients who undergo liver transplant show lower age-appropriate immunization rates at time of transplant…


An ‘unusual’ start to flu season: Influenza B predominates early

November 27, 2019
The proportion of outpatient visits attributed to influenza-like illness climbed above the national baseline for the first time this season…

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VIDEO: Kevin Ault, MD, talks about the importance of maternal vaccination

November 23, 2019
NEW YORK — Kevin A. Ault, MD, OB/GYN and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Kansas Medical Center, presented an…

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VIDEO: Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, discusses rise of anti-vaccine movement

November 23, 2019
NEW YORK — In this video from the Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium, Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics and dean of the…

Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID with Elizabeth Connick, MD

Infectious Disease News, November 2019
I fell in love with immunology as a first-year medical student at Harvard in a class taught by the Nobel Prize-winning immunologist Baruj Benacerraf…


Seasonal severity, vaccine effectiveness not associated with flu vaccination rates

November 21, 2019
Neither seasonal severity nor vaccine effectiveness were associated with influenza vaccination rates over eight recent influenza seasons, although…

Cover Story

Norovirus vaccine development accelerates after success against rotavirus

Infectious Diseases in Children, November 2019
Norovirus has become the leading cause of medically attended acute gastroenteritis in countries with national rotavirus vaccination programs…


Q&A: More vaccine-preventable diseases lead to more pro-vaccine bills

November 19, 2019
An increased incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases is associated with an increase in proposed bills restricting vaccine exemptions, according to…

In the Journals

Rapid triage test distinguishes between active TB and TB-like diseases in adults

November 14, 2019
A new point-of-care rapid triage test for human blood samples can differentiate active cases of tuberculosis from TB-like disease in adults in less…

Breaking News

In a first, WHO prequalifies Merck’s Ebola vaccine

November 12, 2019
One day after winning conditional approval in Europe, Merck’s Ebola vaccine received prequalification status from WHO, giving it the…


Dissemination and implementation science underutilized in ID

November 12, 2019
Dissemination and implementation science is underutilized in the field of infectious diseases despite its demonstrated positive impact on clinical…

FDA News

European Union conditionally approves Merck’s Ebola vaccine, Ervebo

November 11, 2019
The European Commission granted conditional approval for Ervebo, Merck’s investigational Ebola virus vaccine, which has been used widely and…

Meeting News

Herpes zoster vaccine uptake ‘low’ among older Nucala recipients

November 10, 2019
HOUSTON — Few patients with severe asthma treated with Nucala received herpes zoster and influenza vaccines in the years that followed, despite…

Pricing agreement makes Priftin TB treatment affordable

November 7, 2019
A new agreement announced last week by Unitaid, the Global Fund and Sanofi drastically lowers the price of Priftin, a drug used for preventing…

In the JournalsPerspective

Takeda’s tetravalent dengue vaccine candidate effective in children

November 6, 2019
Results of an ongoing phase 3 trial of Takeda’s tetravalent dengue vaccine candidate, known as TAK-003, suggest that the vaccine is effective…