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Insurance type impacts how adults are vaccinated

April 18, 2019
BALTIMORE — The type of insurance coverage that an adult has impacts how they are vaccinated, according to research presented at the National…

Guest Editorial

When sound public health practices wane, dangerous diseases like measles make a comeback

April 16, 2019
In this guest editorial, Bernhard L. “Bud” Wiedermann, MD, MA, a pediatric infectious disease physician at

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Infectious disease rates skyrocket amid Venezuela’s economic crisis

April 16, 2019
Research presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases shows that Venezuela’s political and economic…

Ebola vaccine more than 97% effective in DRC outbreak

April 15, 2019
The Ebola virus vaccine being used in the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, has been more than 97% effective…

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Core protein inhibitor, nuc combination shows promise in HBV

April 13, 2019
VIENNA — A combination of a core protein inhibitor and nucleos(t)ide analogue therapy brought hepatitis B virus RNA and DNA below levels of…

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Combo therapy nears ‘curative’ levels in HBV/HDV coinfection

April 13, 2019
VIENNA — A combination of Myrcludex with interferon produced undetectable levels of hepatitis D and significant lowering of hepatitis B virus…

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HCV vaccine using chimp adenovirus shows promise in healthy humans

April 12, 2019
VIENNA — Use of adenovirus derived from chimpanzees showed increased activity and sustainability of T cell activation in an early study of a…

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Scale-up of MTCT intervention in Africa vital to HBV elimination

April 12, 2019
VIENNA — Epidemiological modelling showed that scale-up of hepatitis B mother-to-child transmission intervention and treatment in Africa will…

NYC pushes measles vaccination with state of emergency

April 9, 2019
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency today because of an ongoing measles outbreak. Residents of Brooklyn’s…

In the Journals

PrEP associated with increase in STIs among gay, bisexual men

April 9, 2019
The use of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for HIV prevention was associated with an increase in the incidence of STIs among gay and bisexual men…

WHO committee estimates eradication of polio in Nigeria within the year

April 8, 2019
Nigeria will likely eradicate polio by the end of 2019, according to WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunizations, also known as…

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VIDEO: Developments in typhoid control include new vaccine

April 8, 2019
BALTIMORE — In this video from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases’ Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research, Anita Zaidi

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Jet injector effective and efficient for delivering flu vaccine

April 8, 2019
BALTMORE — The Med-Jet H4, a needle-free device for delivering seasonal influenza vaccine, is attractive to patients, is rapidly learned by…

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VIDEO: Recognizing women in vaccinology

April 7, 2019
BALTIMORE — Infectious Disease News spoke with three experts who took part in a panel discussion highlighting the impact of women in…

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VIDEO: Ex-CDC director discusses ‘serious’ threat of vaccine hesitancy

April 5, 2019
BALTIMORE — In this video from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases’ Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research, former CDC…

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HCWs can be convinced to get flu vaccine without making it mandatory

April 5, 2019
BALTIMORE — Researchers found that health care workers, or HCWs, can be convinced to get vaccinated against influenza without making it…

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Cost-benefit analysis shows MenB vaccination ‘clear choice’ over treatment

April 4, 2019
BALTIMORE — A cost-benefit analysis showed the large financial benefit of vaccinating against meningococcal B compared with the costs…

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Opioid epidemic the ‘public health issue of our time,’ CDC’s Redfield says

April 4, 2019
BALTIMORE — CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, MD, recounted an incident he witnessed riding the train to work 1 day. Commotion erupted as a…

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Adults at high risk for HIV show ‘alarmingly’ low HPV vaccination rate

April 2, 2019
ATLANTA — Adults at high risk for HIV infection based on injectable drug use or high-risk sexual behavior showed low rates of HPV vaccination…

In the Journals

WHO chronic HBV guidelines fail to detect half of untreated Ethiopian patients

March 28, 2019
Current WHO guidelines for chronic hepatitis B failed to detect half of the patients in need of treatment in Ethiopia and more than half of those who…