South Sudan begins vaccinating against Ebola

January 28, 2019
Health care workers and other front-line responders in South Sudan are being vaccinated against Ebola amid a worsening outbreak of the disease in…

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Nonhuman primates are only intermediate hosts for Ebola viruses

January 28, 2019
Ebola antibodies are not widespread among more than 30 nonhuman primate species, supporting claims that nonhuman primates are intermediate hosts for…

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Only 16% of teens complete HPV vaccine series by age 13 years

January 25, 2019
A recent analysis of data from the National Immunization Survey-Teen found that only 16% of U.S. adolescents completed HPV vaccination before the age…

WHO: Refugees, migrants pose low infectious disease risk

January 22, 2019
WHO showed in a new report that migrants and refugees in Europe “are likely to have good general health,” and there is “very low…

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Rotavirus vaccination protects against type 1 diabetes in kids

January 22, 2019
The number of new cases of type 1 diabetes among young Australian children declined after oral rotavirus vaccination was added to the routine…

Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID with Paul A. Volberding, MD

Infectious Disease News, January 2019
I followed a somewhat circuitous route to a career in ID. In medical school and residency, I was strongly drawn to oncology but got a bit distracted…

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Malaria vaccine candidate PAMVAC passes test in humans

January 18, 2019
A recent phase 1 clinical trial of the malaria vaccine candidate PAMVAC, designed to protect against pregnancy-associated malaria, or PAM, found that…

WHO announces 10 threats to global health in 2019

January 18, 2019
WHO announced a list of 10 health issues that will require their attention in 2019. To address these issues, WHO is beginning a 5-year strategic…

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Treatment de-intensification fails to reduce toxicity, maintain efficacy in HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer

January 17, 2019
Patients with advanced, HPV-positive

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Undiagnosed HBV, HCV, HIV prevalent in newly diagnosed cancer cases

January 17, 2019
Researchers discovered a substantial proportion of patients with newly diagnosed cancer and concurrent hepatitis C or hepatitis B were unaware of…

FDA News

FDA approves Tdap vaccine Adacel for repeat vaccination

January 15, 2019
The FDA has approved the expanded use of Adacel for repeat vaccination to help protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, Sanofi Pasteur…

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Almost 16% of pediatric transplant recipients hospitalized with vaccine-preventable diseases

January 15, 2019
Children receiving solid organ transplants — especially lung, heart, intestine and multivisceral transplants — are hospitalized with…

Q&A: Malaria vaccine developments

January 15, 2019
According to WHO, progress against malaria has stalled and the disease remains a global health concern, causing more than 200 million illnesses and…

Woman tests positive for HBV after surgical facility exposure, lawyer says

January 12, 2019
A 58-year-old Brooklyn woman reportedly tested positive for hepatitis B virus after she was a patient at a New Jersey surgical facility that is being…

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Severe flu in pregnant women linked to adverse infant outcomes

January 11, 2019
Recent study findings published in Birth Defects Research demonstrate that infants born to mothers with severe influenza requiring ICU care were at…

CDC estimates 6-7 million people have gotten flu this season

January 11, 2019
An estimated 6 to 7 million Americans have been sickened with influenza during the current flu season, and more than 83,000 may have been…

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42% of adults with HBV are coinfected with HDV, study finds

January 11, 2019
In the United States, 42% of adults with hepatitis B virus are coinfected with hepatitis D, suggesting a need for routine HDV testing among people…

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XDR typhoid infections in 5 US children linked to Pakistan outbreak

January 10, 2019
Since 2016, five children in the United States have been diagnosed with extensively drug-resistant typhoid fever after traveling to or from Pakistan…

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Strategy of screening for HBV, then treating or vaccinating is cost-effective

January 9, 2019
An “inclusive” strategy of screening patients for hepatitis B virus infection or susceptibility and then treating or vaccinating them…

Novavax’s NanoFlu continues to demonstrate positive results in older adults

January 9, 2019
Novavax announced that its seasonal influenza vaccine candidate, NanoFlu, elicited improved immune responses in adults aged 65 and older compared…