In the Journals

Proximity to outbreak, trust in government influence vaccine views

September 4, 2019
Results of a nationally representative survey suggest that people who distrust government medical experts — like those from the CDC — and…

Mumps outbreaks sicken almost 900 in migrant detention centers

August 30, 2019
Experts have warned that migrant children detained at the southern U.S. border are at risk for numerous illnesses, including some infectious…

Perspective

4 European countries lose measles-free status; US on the brink

August 29, 2019
Amid a rise in cases, four European nations — Albania, the Czech Republic, Greece and the United Kingdom — have their lost measles…

CARB-X grants Vaxxilon up to $1.4M to develop vaccine against resistant K. pneumoniae

August 28, 2019
The Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator, or CARB-X, granted Vaxxilon AG up to $1.4 million in nondilutive funding…

In the Journals

CDC: Vaccine could have prevented 92% of HPV cancers

August 22, 2019
CDC data showed that most of the estimated 34,800 cancers yearly attributed to HPV annually between 2012 and 2016 could have been prevented if the…

In the Journals

Teen HPV vaccine uptake increases with provider recommendation

August 22, 2019
HPV vaccine uptake increased slightly among adolescents from 2017 to 2018 in the United States, driven by an increase in uptake among boys, according…

Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID with Gitanjali Pai MD, AAHIVS

Infectious Disease News, August 2019
As a young medical student, I learned how tiny organisms could wreak great havoc in this world — which exposed me to the world of ID early in…

At Issue

Should ASP leaders in ambulatory care settings receive extra pay?

Infectious Disease News, August 2019
Starting Jan. 1, 2020, ambulatory health care organizations accredited by the Joint Commission that regularly prescribe antimicrobial agents will be

Eye on ID

Herpes zoster: A potentially dangerous but preventable disease

Infectious Disease News, August 2019
Muneerah Aleissa, PharmD; Brandon Dionne, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID, BCIDP, AAHIVP; Kenneth M. Kaye, MD, FACP; Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
Herpes zoster (HZ) continues to be a relevant public health issue because of its prevalence and potential complications. It is estimated that one out…

Pharmacology Consult

Hepatitis B vaccine shortage: Unknown impact on future disease

Infectious Disease News, August 2019
Kimberly Boeser, PharmD, MPH, BCIDP
Drug shortages continue to inundate our health care system. They have paralyzed pharmacies and affected hundreds of thousands of patients. Although…

Guidelines

ACIP recommends ‘shared clinical decision-making’ for HPV, pneumococcal vaccines

Infectious Disease News, August 2019
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP, recommended that HPV and pneumococcal vaccination in older patients be…

Perspective

Migrants detained at border will not be vaccinated against flu

August 21, 2019
Medical professionals caring for migrant children and their families in holding at the southern border will not vaccinate them against influenza in…

In the Journals

Military combat service linked to an increase in HBV exposure

August 21, 2019
The prevalence of exposure to hepatitis B among veterans was highest among those with traditional risk factors and independently related to military…

UK loses measles elimination status, health officials announce

August 19, 2019
The United Kingdom has lost the measles elimination status it achieved in 2017, health officials announced. The announcement followed what Public…

In the Journals

Herd immunity drives down invasive pneumococcal disease in adults

August 18, 2019
Herd immunity generated by the introduction of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in the United States — first in 2010 for children…

In the JournalsPerspective

PCV13 serotypes cause nearly 25% of invasive pneumococcal disease in kids

August 16, 2019
Serotypes included in the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, or PCV13, continued to cause nearly 25% of invasive pneumococcal disease, or IPD…

In the Journals

Flu vaccine associated with reduced risk for death, stroke in elderly ICU survivors

August 15, 2019
In Denmark, elderly ICU survivors who received an influenza vaccine had an 8% decreased risk for death and a 16% reduced risk for hospitalization for…

FDA News

Pretomanid, first TB drug developed by non-profit, gets FDA approval for resistant infections

August 14, 2019
The FDA has approved pretomanid — the first tuberculosis drug developed by a non-profit organization — as part of a three-drug regimen…

In the Journals

20% of adults with injection drug use have been infected with HBV

August 11, 2019
Hepatitis B infection rates among adults with a history of injection drug use are more than four times higher than those of the general population…

In the Journals

More than half of preterm infants undervaccinated at age 19 months

August 7, 2019
Research published in Pediatrics suggested that more than 50% of infants born preterm in Washington State did not receive all recommended…