US may soon lose measles elimination status, CDC says

June 7, 2019
The United States may soon lose the measles elimination status it achieved in 2000, the CDC recently warned. The warning came just before the number…

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Vaccine attitudes improve by connecting with people who have suffered from diseases

June 7, 2019
Vaccine-hesitant college students who spoke with family or community members who experienced a vaccine-preventable disease, or VPD, softened their…

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Q&A: Measles cases top 1,000 in US, so what does that mean?

June 6, 2019
This week, the CDC reported that measles cases have reached over 1,000 cases in the United States for the year despite a vaccine available that…

Researchers make new push to develop group A strep vaccine

June 6, 2019
Researchers are relying on DNA sequencing technology to narrow down a future vaccine candidate for A Streptococcus, or GAS, that can be used…

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TB rates fourfold higher among US, Canada-born contacts compared with foreign-born contacts

June 4, 2019
Tuberculosis rates were four times higher among U.S. and Canada-born contacts than among foreign-born contacts, according to a recent study. …

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Phase 2 study shows promising results for C. difficile vaccine

June 3, 2019
An investigational vaccine for the prevention of Clostridioides difficile infection was safe, well-tolerated and immunogenic in healthy…

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Novel vaccine with Viread induces T cell immune response in chronic HBV

May 31, 2019
Researchers found that treatment with a combination of Viread and GS-4774, a yeast-based therapeutic vaccine, increased hepatitis B-specific T cell…

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Interviews with Orthodox Jewish moms reveal barriers to measles vaccination

May 31, 2019
Findings from a small case series of interviews with Orthodox Jewish mothers revealed several factors that are impacting childhood vaccination rates…

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Cytologic HPV screening every 3 years ideal for women aged 21 to 29

May 30, 2019
A recent study of cancer screening strategies found that cytologic testing every 3 years in women aged 21 to 29 years, with continued cytologic…

More than 800,000 cholera vaccines to be given in Congo, WHO says

May 28, 2019
WHO announced today that it has partnered with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, Ministry of Health to provide more than 800,000 people…

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Study identifies predictors of mortality in patients with yellow fever

May 26, 2019
Researchers identified numerous clinical and laboratory predictors of mortality in patients with yellow fever, including higher RNA plasma viral…

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Route of flu vaccination does not affect cellular immune response

May 25, 2019
In a study of more than 150 men infected or uninfected with HIV, whether participants received influenza vaccination intradermally or intramuscularly…

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Gel-based vaccine storage could improve access in high-temperature areas

May 24, 2019
Researchers have developed a unique vaccine storage method that uses a mixture of two sugars — pullulan and trehalose — to form a gel…

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Health care personnel should not be screened yearly for TB, guidelines say

May 24, 2019
In updated guidance, the CDC and National Tuberculosis Controllers Association recommended against screening U.S. health care personnel, or HCP, for…

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Older teens requiring MenACWY booster are likely to remain unvaccinated

May 23, 2019
Adolescent uptake of meningococcal conjugate vaccine covering serogroups A, C, W and Y, or MenACWY, is lacking among those aged 11 to 18 years…

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Transplant recipient’s death from yellow fever highlights ‘great dilemma’

May 22, 2019
Amid a yellow fever outbreak in Southeastern Brazil, an unvaccinated kidney transplant recipient contracted the disease and died, highlighting a…

Hooked on ID

with Cassandra Calabrese, DO

Infectious Disease News, May 2019
My path toward the field of infectious diseases was a bit winding. My love for immunology began at a young age. I was inspired to become an…

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Measles resurgence in US compounded by nonmedical vaccine exemptions

Infectious Disease News, May 2019
Thanks to a highly effective vaccination program in the United States, measles was declared eliminated in 2000. Since then, imported cases of measles…

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Mandatory school vaccination could keep measles at bay, study suggests

May 17, 2019
Current vaccination policies may not be enough to achieve or maintain measles elimination in some countries, including the United States, according…

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Many infants have at least one missed opportunity for rotavirus vaccination

May 13, 2019
Fewer than 75% of infants in the United States are fully immunized with rotavirus vaccine, according to findings published in Pediatrics. Most…