Experts warn Senate committee about harms of vaccine hesitancy

March 5, 2019
Today, the Senate heard testimony concerning anti-vaccine rhetoric contributing to the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases in certain pockets of…

AAP urges tech companies to combat vaccine misinformation

March 5, 2019
The AAP has urged the CEOs of Google, Facebook and Pinterest to address misinformation on vaccination on their social media sites and to promote…

In the Journals

More evidence MMR vaccine does not cause autism, even in at-risk children

March 4, 2019
New research published in Annals of Internal Medicine provides further evidence that there is no connection between the measles, mumps, rubella…

10 stories for International HPV Awareness Day

March 4, 2019
Last year, March 4 was inaugurated as International HPV Awareness Day, due in part to efforts by the International Papillomavirus Society. This…

Breaking News

Travelers at Chicago airport may have been exposed to measles

March 1, 2019
People at Chicago Midway International Airport may have been exposed to measles by an infected air passenger, according to Illinois health officials…

ACIP updates schedules for vaccines against Japanese encephalitis, anthrax

February 28, 2019
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to recommend changes to booster schedules for vaccines against…

YouTube nixes advertising on anti-vaccine content

February 26, 2019
YouTube removed advertising on channels that promoted anti-vaccine content, and the video sharing service announced that they would prevent future…

In the Journals

Data show 'clear evidence' of HPV vaccine impact on cervical precancer

February 25, 2019
The proportion of cervical precancers positive for HPV types 16 and 18 declined significantly between 2008 and 2014, particularly among vaccinated…

WHO advisory committee recommends Ebola vaccination for pregnant women

February 25, 2019
WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization has released interim guidance supporting the immunization of pregnant and lactating…

Philippines revokes Sanofi Pasteur’s license to market Dengvaxia

February 25, 2019
The Philippines has banned Sanofi Pasteur’s controversial dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia. The Philippines FDA announced that it permanently revoked…

Q&A: Vaccine controversies in the US

February 24, 2019
A rise in vaccine exemptions in the United States has led to concerns about a resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases. Recently, experts published…

In the Journals

Introduction of PCV13 led to reduced risk of otitis media

February 22, 2019
The risk for otitis media and the insertion of pressure equalization tubes among young children decreased following the introduction of a 13-valent…

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Hooked on ID with Anthony P. Cannella, MD, MSc, FACP

Infectious Disease News, February 2019
As a fourth-year medical student at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, I did an elective rotation with Dr. John Greene at Moffitt…


Should physicians prescribe antivirals to patients at high risk for flu-related complications more than 2 days after symptom onset?

Infectious Disease News, February 2019
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Varicella: An annoying and potentially serious disease

Infectious Disease News, February 2019
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
In previously healthy children, varicella (chickenpox), caused by varicella-zoster virus, or VZV, is almost always a mild disease. In fact, before…

Cover Story

Bad flu seasons test US hospitals

Infectious Disease News, February 2019
Hospitals in the United States have implemented new policies based on last year’s severe influenza season, but infectious disease experts agree…

In the Journals

High-dose flu vaccine more effective than standard vaccines in older adults

February 22, 2019
Compared with standard-dose influenza vaccines, the high-dose vaccine is more effective in preventing influenza- or pneumonia-associated…

WHO delays picking H3N2 virus for next season’s flu vaccine

February 21, 2019
The WHO advisory group that recommends which influenza viruses should be included in seasonal vaccines said it would wait another month, until March…

In the Journals

Reduced efficacy from repeat flu vaccination depends on vaccine type, strain

February 20, 2019
Repeat immunization with inactivated influenza vaccine appears to reduce children’s antibody responses to influenza strains A(H1N1)pdm09 and B…

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Recombinant zoster vaccine offers better value, protection against shingles

February 18, 2019
Vaccination with the recombinant zoster vaccine demonstrated higher cost-effectiveness and prevention of herpes zoster, compared with live zoster…