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Merck’s 15-valent pneumococcal vaccine noninferior to PCV13

May 8, 2019
Merck announced that its investigational 15-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, or V114, was noninferior in protecting against the serotypes…

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WHO panel recommends expanded Ebola vaccination in Congo

May 7, 2019
Amid a worsening outbreak, a panel of experts said today that the Ebola vaccination campaign in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, should…

$30 million federal grant supports universal flu vaccine research

May 7, 2019
The NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases awarded $30 million to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to research…

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VIDEO: Multistate outbreak of M. fortuitum linked to vaccine mishandling

May 5, 2019
ATLANTA — Infectious Disease News spoke with Erin Blau, DNP, MSN, a CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service officer assigned to the Kentucky…

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Investigators use data from rideshare apps to search for measles cases

May 2, 2019
ATLANTA — Public health officials in Oregon used data from two rideshare companies to search for people who had been exposed to riders with…

FDA approves Dengvaxia for dengue prevention in children

May 2, 2019
The FDA approved Sanofi Pasteur’s vaccine Dengvaxia to prevent dengue disease caused by all four serotypes in children aged 9 through 16 years…

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VIDEO: Pneumococcal disease outbreak strikes Alabama prison

May 2, 2019
ATLANTA — Infectious Disease News spoke with Guillermo Sanchez, MPH, MS, a CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service officer with the Alabama…

In the Journals

Vaccine-related, -unrelated febrile seizures have similar outcomes

May 1, 2019
Few children experience vaccine-proximate febrile seizures, or VP-FS, but those who do have similar outcomes compared with children who experience…

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Small study finds no clear imprinting effect on flu vaccination based on ‘first flu’

May 1, 2019
In a small study, researchers did not see a strong imprinting effect on influenza vaccination based on when participants were born, according to data…

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Vaccine reduces HPV prevalence among teen girls by 86% in 10 years

April 30, 2019
ATLANTA — Within 10 years of vaccine introduction, HPV prevalence decreased 86% among females aged 14 to 19 years in the United States, and 71% in…

CDC celebrates 25th year of National Infant Immunization Week

April 30, 2019
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the CDC’s National Infant Immunization Week, which runs April 27 through May 4. The week highlights…

US measles cases top 700, highest total since 1994

April 29, 2019
There have been 704 cases of measles reported by 22 states so far in 2019 — the greatest number of measles cases in the United States since…

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VIDEO: Increased surveillance fuels hepatitis elimination in Africa

April 29, 2019
VIENNA — In this exclusive video from the International Liver Congress 2019, Olufunmilayo Lesi, FWACP, FMCP, from the University of Lagos in…

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2017 Ebola outbreak caused by contact with bush meat

April 28, 2019
The index case in the 2017 Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, was infected through close contact with bush meat…

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Prompt treatment is critical after rabies exposure

April 26, 2019
People wait an average of 10 days before seeking medical advice after being exposed to potentially rabid animals overseas, and people in the United…

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FDA revises Viread pregnancy data: ‘no increased risk for adverse outcomes’

April 25, 2019
The FDA approved revisions to the Viread product labeling to include safety and pregnancy-related outcome data from three published trials in…

US measles cases hit highest level since elimination declared in 2000

April 25, 2019
Just 4 months into 2019, the United States has seen more cases of measles than in any year since the disease was declared eliminated in the U.S. in…

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Routine maternal vaccination safe for breastfeeding mothers, infants

April 25, 2019
A review published in Breastfeeding Medicine reinforces that no routine vaccinations are contraindicated for nursing mothers. “The most…

Top stories for World Malaria Day 2019

April 25, 2019
In 2015, WHO put a challenge to the medical and research community: reduce malaria incidence and mortality rates by 90%, eliminate malaria in at…

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VIDEO: Janssen HBV pipeline focuses on ‘increasing functional cure’ rates

April 24, 2019
VIENNA — In this exclusive video from the International Liver Congress 2019, James Merson, PhD, global therapeutic area head for infectious…