Perspective

New flu guidelines emphasize testing, treatment of high-risk patients

December 19, 2018
New clinical practice guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America emphasize the need to test and promptly treat patients at high risk…

In the Journals

Community-acquired respiratory viruses a risk factor for chronic lung allograft dysfunction

December 19, 2018
Community-acquired respiratory viruses causing lower respiratory tract infections are a significant independent risk factor for the development of…

In the Journals

Young infants at risk for severe pertussis despite acellular vaccine programs

December 18, 2018
Infants aged younger than 2 months had higher rates of morbidity and death related to pertussis in the era of acellular vaccination, according to a…

In the Journals

Patients with cancer have 40% higher risk for shingles

December 18, 2018
Patients diagnosed with cancer of any kind have an approximately 40% higher risk for developing shingles than patients without cancer, researchers…

Mind the germs: Study links London tube to spread of flu

December 14, 2018
Preliminary study findings linked travel on the London Underground to the spread of influenza. Specifically, University of Bristol researchers Lara

Point/Counter

Would it be more beneficial to promote a pneumococcal vaccine that includes all or most serotypes to prevent disease or a ‘custom’ vaccine based on serotype prevalence?

Infectious Diseases in Children, December 2018
The vaccine that is needed to prevent pneumococcal disease should include proteins that are present in all or nearly all pneumococci. The best option…

Cover Story

PCV13 vaccination highly effective but complicated by serotype replacement

Infectious Diseases in Children, December 2018
The winter holidays bring generations of families together. The season also brings a heightened risk for respiratory infections, such as influenza…

Viread label revision includes pediatric patients with chronic HBV

December 13, 2018
The FDA announced revisions to the Viread label to include use in pediatric patients aged 2 years to less than 12 years with chronic hepatitis B…

In the Journals

In-office video intervention improves HPV vaccine uptake

December 10, 2018
Showing an informational video on a digital tablet to parents of teenagers who were unvaccinated against HPV resulted in a threefold increase in…

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Prevalence of anogenital warts declines significantly in US adults attending STD clinics

December 8, 2018
There was a significant decline in the prevalence of anogenital warts between 2010 and 2016 among adults who attended STD clinics, according to…

Antios Therapeutics raises $25 million for potential HBV curative therapy

December 8, 2018
Antios Therapeutics completed a $25 million oversubscribed Series A financing to develop ATI-2173, an oral drug candidate for treating patients with…

In the Journals

HPV seroprevalence comparable among MSM, women

December 7, 2018
The prevalence of four HPV types that cause most genital warts and cervical cancers is comparable among unvaccinated, sexually experienced men who…

New guidance promotes vaccination access for pregnant women during epidemics

December 7, 2018
Researchers in bioethics, maternal immunization, maternal-fetal medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics, philosophy and vaccine development and policy have…

In the Journals

Undernutrition a ‘potent accelerant’ of TB epidemic

December 7, 2018
Undernutrition, which affects nearly 800 million people worldwide, is a “potent accelerant” of the global tuberculosis epidemic…

Perspective

Tychan announces start of clinical trial for yellow fever treatment

December 6, 2018
Tychan announced today that its investigational treatment for yellow fever, TY014, has received regulatory approval for testing in Singapore and that…

In the Journals

MELD score change during HBV therapy reduces mortality risk

December 6, 2018
On-treatment improvement of MELD scores correlated with reduced risk for all-cause mortality and hepatic events among patients with chronic hepatitis…

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53% of state immunization bills propose to increase access to exemptions

December 6, 2018
More than half of bills proposed by state legislators concerning immunization would expand people’s access to vaccine exemptions, according to…

In the Journals

Additional dose of measles vaccine unnecessary in patients with HIV

December 5, 2018
Findings from a systematic review of published studies showed there is no need for an additional dose of measles vaccine in HIV-infected adolescents…

Meeting News

Pertussis vaccination, although effective, requires new strategies

December 4, 2018
NEW YORK — The best method to prevent infection with Bordetella pertussis is vaccination, but more information is needed about people’s…

In the Journals

Flu, pertussis vaccines safe during pregnancy, regardless of trimester

December 3, 2018
A recent prospective cohort study found that regardless of the trimester of vaccination, women who received the influenza and pertussis vaccines did