In the Journals

Less than 30% of high-risk adults protected from HBV

July 9, 2019
National survey data showed that, as of 2014, less than one in three U.S. adults at high risk for hepatitis B infection were protected against the…

Work absenteeism during 2017-2018 higher than in previous five flu seasons

July 8, 2019
Workplace absenteeism increased significantly during the 2017-2018 influenza season in the United States, according to study results published in…

In the JournalsPerspective

HBV serostatus identification is critical before hemodialysis

July 3, 2019
A multistep process hemodialysis patients according to findings published in Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology. Dedicated equipment and a…

In the JournalsPerspective

Policies in California improve vaccine uptake among kindergarteners

July 2, 2019
Three interventions in California — two legislative and one educational — appear to have been successful in reducing the rate of…

In the Journals

Rotavirus vaccination does not increase long-term risk for intussusception

July 1, 2019
Despite a slightly increased risk for intussusception shortly after rotavirus vaccination, infants who received either of the two available vaccines…

ACIP recommends HAV catch-up vaccination for all kids

June 28, 2019
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP, voted unanimously to recommend that children and adolescents aged 2 to 18…

Meeting News

Experts at congressional briefing on HPV: It's 'time to end cervical cancer'

June 27, 2019
Experts at a congressional briefing today addressed the need for the U.S. to actively pursue the goal of eradicating HPV and its associated cancers…

Meeting News

Hexavalent vaccine added to VFC program

June 27, 2019
Members of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to include all parts of a hexavalent vaccine — DTaP, polio…

ACIP changes recommendations for HPV, pneumococcal vaccines

June 26, 2019
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP, voted today on new recommendations for HPV and pneumococcal vaccination in…

In the Journals

At least half of Ebola outbreaks may go undetected, researchers estimate

June 25, 2019
At least half of all Ebola outbreaks have gone undetected since the virus was first reported in 1976, researchers estimated. “Emerging…

Chronic hepatitis B on the rise in Europe as acute cases decline

June 24, 2019
While most countries in the European Union and the European Economic Area have reported a decline in acute hepatitis B rates over the last decade…

In the JournalsPerspective

HBV increases risk for digestive system cancers

June 19, 2019
Chronic hepatitis B virus infection is associated with the risk for nonliver cancers, especially digestive system cancers, according to findings from…

Hooked on ID

with Joseph D. Cooper, MD

Infectious Disease News, June 2019
It was my first week of intern year, in the medical ICU. He presented in extremis and died within 90 minutes. He was reportedly bitten by his dog 3…

At Issue

Is the world due for an influenza pandemic?

Infectious Disease News, June 2019
Research has shown that an influenza pandemic is more likely to strike in the spring or summer than at the height of seasonal influenza season. But…

Cover Story

‘Common-sense’ precautions reduce risk for variant flu at fairs

Infectious Disease News, June 2019
Influenza seasons are often unpredictable in timing, severity and which virus will predominate. Influenza pandemics, caused by novel viruses, are…

In the Journals

Researchers predict 60% of globe will be at risk for dengue by 2080

June 17, 2019
Researchers predicted that the geographical range of dengue will expand to put more than 6 billion people — or 60% of the world’s…


WHO: Ebola outbreak not an international health emergency despite deaths in Uganda

June 14, 2019
Today, an emergency committee convened by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc, for the third time, determined that the current…

CDC: Bats are leading cause of rabies infection in US

June 12, 2019
Bats are responsible for most rabies cases in the United States, accounting for roughly 70% of locally acquired infections over the past 6o years…

Public health leaders commit to promoting global vaccine acceptance

June 12, 2019
The Salzburg Global Fellows, an international group of public health leaders, has issued a statement confirming its commitment to worldwide vaccine…

In the Journals

Waning immunity from DTaP vaccines fueling ongoing outbreaks

June 10, 2019
Pertussis cases appear most frequently among age-appropriately vaccinated children, which suggests that suboptimal DTaP vaccine effectiveness plays a…