In the Journals

Influenza vaccination strategy for pregnant women with HIV still needs improvement

January 9, 2020
A double-dose influenza vaccine regimen resulted in slightly greater immunogenicity among pregnant women with HIV than a single-dose regimen…

In the Journals

Lack of clinical response to antibiotics ‘strong predictor’ of TB among adults with HIV

January 8, 2020
Failure to respond to antibiotics may serve as a strong indicator of tuberculosis among people living with HIV who have symptoms of the disease…

DRC measles outbreak kills more than 6K

January 7, 2020
More than 6,000 people have died in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, as a result of the “world’s worst measles…

In the Journals

Enterovirus vaccine reduces severe HFMD cases by 60%

January 7, 2020
Rates of severe childhood hand, foot and mouth disease, or HFMD, have declined significantly in Chengdu, China, since the introduction of a localized…

In the JournalsPerspective

Infections caused 13% of cancers in 2018

January 6, 2020
In 2018, infections were the cause of 13% of all new cancer diagnoses, totaling 2.2 million new cases worldwide, although these totals do not include…

Top 10 most-read Infectious Disease News stories of 2019

December 31, 2019
To mark the transition to a new year, we have compiled a list of the top 10 most-read Infectious Disease News stories of 2019 on Please…

Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID with C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPH

Infectious Disease News, December 2019
I was the intern on call for the pediatric oncology service at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital when my mother called with news that my father…

NIH pledges up to $102 million to Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group

December 21, 2019
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will provide up to $102.5 million over 7 years in renewed funding to the Antibacterial…

Breaking News

FDA approves Merck’s Ebola vaccine, Ervebo

December 20, 2019
Merck’s Ebola vaccine, Ervebo, has been approved by the FDA, the company announced, calling it “another important milestone in the global…

Nine stories to commemorate the 40th anniversary of smallpox eradication

December 20, 2019
WHO recently commemorated the 40th anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, which killed 300 million people in the 20th century — and many…


Q&A: Few child care centers require flu vaccination in kids, caregivers

December 18, 2019
Despite a CDC recommendation that everyone aged 6 months or older receive a seasonal influenza vaccine, only 24.5% of childcare centers reported…

In the JournalsPerspective

Expanding HPV vaccination to age 45 years not as cost-effective as current strategy

December 10, 2019
Expanding the current HPV vaccination program in the United States to include men and women up to age 45 years may only produce small additional…


‘Worthwhile to consider’: Does the world need a pentavalent flu vaccine?

December 10, 2019
Study findings showed that last season’s influenza vaccine “offered no substantial protection” against H3N2 viruses that moved…

In the JournalsPerspective

Just 41% of eligible kids get MMR vaccine before travel outside US

December 9, 2019
Just 41% of eligible children received the MMR vaccine during pretravel consultation before traveling outside the United States during a recent…

Gavi to fund global stockpile of Ebola vaccines

December 6, 2019
Under a newly approved program, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance announced it will fund a global emergency stockpile of Ebola virus vaccines available to…


MSF: Gavi should stop paying GSK, Pfizer for pneumococcal vaccine

December 5, 2019
Doctors Without Borders said Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “should immediately stop giving millions of dollars in financial incentives” to…

In the Journals

Typhoid conjugate vaccine 81% effective among kids in phase 3 trial

December 4, 2019
A single-dose typhoid conjugate vaccine effectively reduced typhoid in children aged 9 months to 16 years by more than 81% during a phase 3 trial in…

In the JournalsPerspective

California law cracking down on vaccine exemptions may have modest results

December 4, 2019
Despite a 2015 law banning personal belief vaccine exemptions for children entering California schools, the rate of exemptions is expected to…

Breaking NewsPerspective

Samoa to halt public, government services to assist in measles outbreak

December 2, 2019
Samoa will shut down all public and government services on Dec. 5 and 6 to assist in a mass vaccination campaign to combat a large measles outbreak…

In the Journals

Kids receiving liver transplants immunized at lower rate than general public

December 2, 2019
In the United States and Canada, pediatric patients who undergo liver transplant show lower age-appropriate immunization rates at time of transplant…