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More than 1 year into Ebola outbreak, DRC facing ‘a new normal’

Infectious Disease News, October 2019
The Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, has experienced 10 outbreaks of Ebola since the virus was discovered there in 1976. None have…

Meeting News

Routine flu vaccination for adults hospitalized with pneumonia can reduce readmissions, mortality

October 21, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — In-hospital influenza vaccination may reduce 30-day readmissions, mortality, morbidity and health care resource utilization in…

Researchers ‘encouraged’ by early data from universal flu vaccine study

October 19, 2019
Researchers were “encouraged” by the interim results from a phase 1 study of a novel influenza vaccine approach they hope will one day…

WHO: Ebola outbreak still a global public health emergency

October 18, 2019
An emergency committee convened by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc, met for a fifth time to review the ongoing Ebola…

Feature

Flu shot timing: What PCPs need to know

October 18, 2019
The estimated burden of the 2017-2018 influenza season was 48.8 million illnesses, 959,000 hospitalizations and 79,400 deaths, according to the CDC…

WHO: 7 million people diagnosed and treated for TB in 2018

October 17, 2019
Seven million people were diagnosed and treated for tuberculosis in 2018 — a more than 9% increase from 2017 and a step toward meeting one of…

Perspective

Vaccine exemption rate rises among US kindergarteners

October 17, 2019
The rate of vaccine exemptions rose slightly among children entering kindergarten in the 2018-2019 school year, with 2.5% having an exemption from at…

Disparities in HBV rates present between ethnic groups, U.S. and foreign-born patients

October 17, 2019
Recent study data showed disparities in hepatitis B virus infection rates between ethnic groups as well as among between U.S.-born and foreign-born…

In the Journals

Interventions push NICU vaccination coverage beyond 90%

October 17, 2019
A set of interventions aimed at increasing provider knowledge of routine newborn immunizations and addressing parental vaccine hesitancy improved…

New CAP guidelines stress de-escalation

October 16, 2019
Recently updated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of adults with community-associated pneumonia, or CAP, stressed the importance of…

In the Journals

Maternal HIV infection may impact flu vaccine response in infants

October 15, 2019
In a study conducted among nearly 500 influenza vaccine-naive mother-infant pairs in Malawi, researchers found that maternal HIV infection was…

7 stories for International Infection Prevention Week

October 13, 2019
The theme of this year’s International Infection Prevention Week, which runs from Oct. 13 to 19, is “Vaccines are Everybody’s…

In the Journals

Most pregnant women do not get flu, Tdap vaccines

October 8, 2019
Only 34.8% of pregnant women have received both the influenza and Tdap vaccines, missing a chance to protect themselves and their infants from…

Meeting News

51% of early cases in NY measles outbreak attributed to unvaccinated adults

October 7, 2019
WASHINGTON — Unvaccinated adults had a “significant” impact on the early days of the New York State measles outbreak, with 51% of…

In the JournalsPerspective

HPV drops 86% among teens 10 years after vaccine is introduced

October 7, 2019
HPV serotypes included in the quadrivalent vaccine, or 4vHPV, decreased 86% among adolescents aged 14 to 19 years a decade after its introduction in…

Meeting News

Trivalent HBV vaccine noninferior to monovalent vaccine in adults

October 5, 2019
WASHINGTON — A trivalent hepatitis B virus vaccine demonstrated noninferiority in adults older than age 18 years and superiority in adults aged…

Meeting NewsPerspective

HCV vaccine regimen fails to prevent chronic infections

October 5, 2019
WASHINGTON — An investigational vaccine failed to prevent chronic hepatitis C virus infection in a cohort of at-risk adults, according to…

In the JournalsPerspective

Booster doses of yellow fever vaccine may be warranted

October 4, 2019
The immunogenicity of yellow fever vaccine given to children in Mali and Ghana at age 9 months rapidly waned, researchers reported in The Lancet

Meeting News

Flu vaccine reduces risk for hospitalization in kids, death in adults

October 4, 2019
WASHINGTON — Influenza vaccination reduced the risk for influenza-related hospitalization in children by nearly half and the odds of death in…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Cell- and egg-based flu vaccines provide similar immunogenicity, surprising researchers

October 3, 2019
WASHINGTON — Cell- and egg-based quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccines have comparable immunogenicity for children aged 4 years and…