Early influenza B activity causes some severe illness in Louisiana children

January 23, 2020
The 2019-2020 influenza season in Louisiana arrived earlier than usual, with the majority of infections caused by influenza B — a strain that…

Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID with Aaron E. Glatt, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA

Infectious Disease News, January 2020
Some decisions in life are quite difficult and complex; others come more easily and naturally. For me, the latter was the case with my decision to…

At Issue

What is the ‘new HIV’?

Infectious Disease News, January 2020
Data indicate that fewer medical students and fellows are joining the HIV workforce, perhaps under the impression that HIV is no longer the exciting


Faith in vaccines falls 10 percentage points in US poll

January 16, 2020
The percentage of Americans who feel strongly that parents should get their children vaccinated has dropped by 10 percentage points since 2001…

In the Journals

JAK inhibitors may increase risk for herpes zoster in patients with IBD

January 15, 2020
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease and other immune-mediated diseases who receive Janus kinase inhibitors may be at increased risk for herpes…

WHO lists 10 ‘urgent’ global health challenges for the new decade

January 14, 2020
WHO published a list of 10 global health challenges for the next decade that it said “reflects a deep concern that leaders are failing to…


Vaccine mandates boost coverage in Europe

January 13, 2020
European countries that mandated vaccination and imposed stiffer financial penalties for noncompliance had higher vaccination coverage against…

In the Journals

Influenza vaccination strategy for pregnant women with HIV still needs improvement

January 9, 2020
A double-dose influenza vaccine regimen resulted in slightly greater immunogenicity among pregnant women with HIV than a single-dose regimen…

In the Journals

Lack of clinical response to antibiotics ‘strong predictor’ of TB among adults with HIV

January 8, 2020
Failure to respond to antibiotics may serve as a strong indicator of tuberculosis among people living with HIV who have symptoms of the disease…

DRC measles outbreak kills more than 6K

January 7, 2020
More than 6,000 people have died in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, as a result of the “world’s worst measles…

In the Journals

Enterovirus vaccine reduces severe HFMD cases by 60%

January 7, 2020
Rates of severe childhood hand, foot and mouth disease, or HFMD, have declined significantly in Chengdu, China, since the introduction of a localized…

In the JournalsPerspective

Infections caused 13% of cancers in 2018

January 6, 2020
In 2018, infections were the cause of 13% of all new cancer diagnoses, totaling 2.2 million new cases worldwide, although these totals do not include…

Top 10 most-read Infectious Disease News stories of 2019

December 31, 2019
To mark the transition to a new year, we have compiled a list of the top 10 most-read Infectious Disease News stories of 2019 on Healio.com. Please…

Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID with C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPH

Infectious Disease News, December 2019
I was the intern on call for the pediatric oncology service at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital when my mother called with news that my father…

NIH pledges up to $102 million to Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group

December 21, 2019
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will provide up to $102.5 million over 7 years in renewed funding to the Antibacterial…

Breaking News

FDA approves Merck’s Ebola vaccine, Ervebo

December 20, 2019
Merck’s Ebola vaccine, Ervebo, has been approved by the FDA, the company announced, calling it “another important milestone in the global…

Nine stories to commemorate the 40th anniversary of smallpox eradication

December 20, 2019
WHO recently commemorated the 40th anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, which killed 300 million people in the 20th century — and many…


Q&A: Few child care centers require flu vaccination in kids, caregivers

December 18, 2019
Despite a CDC recommendation that everyone aged 6 months or older receive a seasonal influenza vaccine, only 24.5% of childcare centers reported…

In the JournalsPerspective

Expanding HPV vaccination to age 45 years not as cost-effective as current strategy

December 10, 2019
Expanding the current HPV vaccination program in the United States to include men and women up to age 45 years may only produce small additional…


‘Worthwhile to consider’: Does the world need a pentavalent flu vaccine?

December 10, 2019
Study findings showed that last season’s influenza vaccine “offered no substantial protection” against H3N2 viruses that moved…