In the JournalsPerspective

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…

In the Journals

HIV viremia, CD4 count determine response to hepatitis A vaccine

January 9, 2019
Nearly 4% of patients with HIV who received hepatitis A vaccinations during an outbreak demonstrated seroreversion, most of whom had HIV viremia and…

In the JournalsPerspective

AAP, ACIP’s previous FluMist recommendations supported by 2013-2016 data

January 7, 2019
Concerns about the effectiveness of the quadivalent, live-attenuated influenza vaccine, or LAIV4, prompted both the AAP and the Advisory Committee on…

In the JournalsPerspective

25% of sepsis cases following PCV13 introduction caused by S. pneumoniae

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2019
One-quarter of all community-acquired sepsis cases among Swiss children were attributable to Streptococcus pneumoniae shortly after the introduction…

In the Journals

25% of sepsis cases following PCV13 introduction caused by S. pneumoniae

January 4, 2019
One-quarter of all community-acquired sepsis cases among Swiss children were attributable to Streptococcus pneumoniae shortly after the introduction…

In the JournalsPerspective

1 in 5 kids with flu had neurological symptoms during 2016-2017 season

January 3, 2019
Neurologic manifestations of influenza, including seizures and encephalopathy, occurred in nearly 20% of children presenting to a Colorado hospital…

College students at three times the risk for MenB

January 2, 2019
The overall incidence of meningococcal disease is low among college students in the United States, but they were over three times more likely to…

In the Journals

Advanced fibrosis found in one-third of patients with HIV/HBV coinfection

January 2, 2019
Researchers observed significant fibrosis in more than one-third of patients with hepatitis B and HIV coinfection undergoing long-term combination…

Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID with Jasmine R. Marcelin, MD

Infectious Disease News, December 2018
My path to medicine began at age 8 years, after seeking career counsel from my pediatrician. During medical school, clever microorganisms and the…

Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID with Jason P. Burnham, MD

Infectious Disease News, November 2018
Hernán Cortés and Pánfilo de Narváez brought smallpox to the Americas in 1520. Due to a lack of immunity, the native…

Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID with Steven K. Schmitt, MD, FIDSA, FACP

Infectious Disease News, October 2018
Infectious Diseases leapt off the pages of Paul de Kruif’s Microbe Hunters in the eighth grade and has held me ever since. I was enticed by…

Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID with Susan C. Bleasdale, MD

Infectious Disease News, September 2018
Infectious Disease News asked ID specialists when they chose to pursue a career in infectious diseases and why. Read more responses online at

In the Journals

Enhanced flu vaccines elicit greater antibody responses in older adults

December 30, 2018
Enhanced influenza vaccines elicit greater antibody responses compared with standard-dose vaccine in older adults, findings from a systematic review…

FDA News

FDA approves hexavalent combination vaccine for young children

December 28, 2018
Vaxelis, a hexavalent combination vaccine protecting against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, hepatitis B and invasive disease caused by…

Pharmacology Consult

Baloxavir marboxil: A novel oral antiviral treatment for uncomplicated influenza

Infectious Disease News, December 2018
Adrian C. Schenk, PharmD; Kati Shihadeh, PharmD
Influenza and pneumonia together are the eighth-leading causes of death in the United States. Two major classes of antivirals were once the only…

Feature

Q&A: Addressing vaccine hesitancy in the 'post-truth' era

December 28, 2018
In the “post-truth era” — a time in which objective facts are less influential in forming public opinion compared with emotion and…

In the Journals

Universal MenB vaccination of college-aged adults not cost-effective

December 28, 2018
Universally vaccinating young adults entering college with the meningococcal B vaccine is not cost-effective because of the rarity of…

In the Journals

HIV-infected Hispanics at greater risk for HPV-related cancers

December 26, 2018
HIV-infected Hispanic adults in the United States demonstrated a higher risk for HPV-related cancers than Hispanics who did not have HIV, according…

In the Journals

Depleted plasma gelsolin linked to severe pneumonia outcomes

December 26, 2018
Researchers found that a lower concentration of plasma gelsolin, or pGSN, was associated with more severe clinical outcomes in adults hospitalized…