At Issue

Should HAV vaccination be recommended for all adults?

Infectious Disease News, July 2019
In recent years, almost half of all U.S. states have reported outbreaks of person-to-person transmission of hepatitis A virus, especially among

Cover Story

HAV outbreaks prompt robust public health response

Infectious Disease News, July 2019
Much attention has been paid to hepatitis B and C viruses, as is evident from public health programs and the drug development pipeline. But three…

In the JournalsPerspective

C. trachomatis may raise risk for precancerous anal lesions in patients with HIV

July 19, 2019
Study findings showed that patients with HIV who are coinfected with HPV and Chlamydia trachomatis face a substantially increased risk for…

In the JournalsPerspective

New skin test for bovine TB outperforms standard assay

July 18, 2019
A new skin test for detecting bovine tuberculosis has shown equal or better sensitivity in diagnosing TB in cattle than the widely used standard…

In the JournalsPerspective

Fewer than 40% of adults support mandatory HPV vaccination

July 18, 2019
Findings published in Vaccine demonstrated that fewer than 40% of surveyed adults supported a policy requiring HPV vaccination for school…

WHO declares Ebola outbreak in DRC a global public health emergency

July 17, 2019
An emergency committee convened by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc, met for the fourth time today to review the ongoing…

WHO reconvenes emergency committee following Ebola case in Goma

July 15, 2019
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc, announced today that the organization’s emergency committee for Ebola virus disease…

Healthy Baby/Healthy Child

Immunization Considerations in Pregnancy

Pediatric Annals, July 2019, Volume 48 Issue 7
Immune status during pregnancy is an important consideration, and all women who are pregnant should be screened for immunity to certain diseases…


1 in 10 children missed lifesaving vaccines in 2018

July 15, 2019
More than one in 10 children worldwide did not receive lifesaving vaccines for measles, diphtheria and tetanus in 2018, according to new data from…

In the Journals

Oral antibiotics do not interfere with rotavirus vaccine immunogenicity

July 12, 2019
Oral antibiotics did not affect the immunogenicity of the rotavirus vaccine in infants, according to findings published in the Journal of the

In the Journals

Delayed vaccination could increase flu-related hospitalizations in older adults

July 11, 2019
A recently published study raised questions about recommending that older adults wait until October to get vaccinated against influenza. Jill

In the Journals

VCTE superior marker for measuring fibrosis in patients with HBV/HIV

July 10, 2019
Vibration-controlled transient elastography outperformed aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio index and Fibrosis-4 index as a noninvasive…

In the Journals

Study shows ‘real-world impact’ of HPV vaccine on cervical lesions

July 10, 2019
HPV vaccination programs significantly decrease HPV infections and cervical lesions among girls and women, as well as anogenital wart diagnoses among…

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…