Meeting News

Cancer survivors likely to receive HPV vaccine after provider recommendation

November 5, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — A study presented at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition revealed that among young adult and adolescent cancer

Fearing cross-border spread, Uganda to start vaccinating against Ebola

November 2, 2018
Uganda will begin vaccinating heath care and other front-line workers against the Ebola virus next week amid concerns that a large outbreak in…

In the Journals

Kids with measles vulnerable to developing infectious disease symptoms years later

November 1, 2018
Children residing in the Democratic Republic of Congo, or DRC, who had previously been infected with measles are more likely to develop acute…

Ebola vaccines demonstrate long-lasting immune response

November 1, 2018
Vaccines developed in response to the West African Ebola epidemic generated an immune response lasting for at least 2 1/2 years, according to…

TARGET-HBV observational study begins enrollment

October 31, 2018
TARGET PharmaSolutions initiated patient enrollment for an observational study of patients with chronic hepatitis B to gather real-world data and…

FDA NewsPerspective

FDA grants Sanofi Pasteur’s dengue vaccine priority review

October 31, 2018
Sanofi Pasteur said its controversial dengue vaccine, known in other countries as Dengvaxia, has been granted priority review by the FDA. A decision…

In the Journals

Revised ALT parameters in children with HBV refine classifications

October 29, 2018
Revision of standard upper limits of normal to age-specific and sex-specific alanine aminotransferase parameters in children with chronic hepatitis B…

Nearly 40% of adults do not know shingles vaccine exists

October 29, 2018
Only 38% of adults in the U.S. knew a vaccine for shingles was available, a survey by the American Osteopathic Association recently found. The…

CureVac initiates rabies vaccine trial

October 28, 2018
CureVac AG announced that the first study participant has been enrolled in its phase 1 dose-escalation clinical trial of an mRNA-based rabies…

Perspective

School-based influenza vaccination program linked to decreased school absences, hospitalization

October 26, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — An elementary school-located influenza vaccination program increased vaccination and decreased school absences and…

Insufficient evidence to recommend Ebola vaccine for pregnant women, WHO advisory group says

October 26, 2018
A committee that advises WHO on global immunization policy said there is insufficient evidence to recommend giving pregnant women an experimental…

In the Journals

WHO-endorsed tests miss MDR-TB cases

October 25, 2018
WHO-endorsed tests did not detect a substantial number of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, or MDR-TB, cases in South Africa that harbor a certain…

In the Journals

Vaccine, nivolumab combination appears promising in recurrent HPV-related cancer

October 25, 2018
Treatment with a novel, synthetic, long-peptide HPV-16 vaccine plus nivolumab yielded promising response rates and survival outcomes among a small…

In the Journals

Adults experience decline in pneumococcal disease after switch to childhood PCV13

October 25, 2018
The switch from the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, or PCV7, to the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, or PCV13, in children was…

FDA News

FDA approves Xofluza as first new flu treatment in nearly 20 years

October 24, 2018
The FDA today approved Xofluza for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza in patients aged 12 years or older who have been symptomatic for up…

CDC committee recommends routine hepatitis A vaccination in homeless

October 24, 2018
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously today to add homelessness as an indication for routine inactivated…

Phase 1 trial begins for Marburg virus vaccine

October 23, 2018
The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, or WRAIR, began a phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and tolerability of two different doses…

In the Journals

Nose picking is major source of S. pneumoniae colonization

October 22, 2018
Although it is suspected that Streptococcus pneumoniae is mainly transmitted through the inhalation of airborne droplets, research published in the…

Eye on ID

Measles: No longer gone and forgotten

Infectious Disease News, October 2018
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP; Marjorie P Pollack, MD
It is almost certain that very few infectious diseases physicians who started practicing after 1993 have ever seen even one case of measles in the…

Cover Story

MDR-TB: A ‘global public health crisis’

Infectious Disease News, October 2018
Tuberculosis killed 1.6 million people in 2017 — more than 4,000 each day. Among its deadly attributes, TB is the leading killer of patients…