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

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…

Perspective

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…

In the Journals

Shingles incidence 78% higher among unvaccinated children

June 10, 2019
Children who did not receive varicella vaccination after its introduction had a 78% higher incidence of herpes zoster, or HZ, infection compared with…

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…

In the Journals

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…

Feature

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…

In the Journals

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. …

In the Journals

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…

In the Journals

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…

In the JournalsPerspective

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…