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VIDEO: An IDWeek Twitterstorm, #WhyIVaccinate

October 3, 2019
WASHINGTON — In this video from IDWeek, Amanda Jezek, senior vice president for public policy and government relations at the Infectious…

Meeting News

Infectious Disease News prepares for IDWeek 2019

October 2, 2019
WASHINGTON — Infectious Disease News and Healio.com are onsite at IDWeek 2019 to provide live coverage of the conference, held from Oct. 2 to…

Feature

‘Explain the science’: PCPs can improve flu vaccine uptake among pregnant women

September 30, 2019
Pregnant women are “considered the most important risk group” that needs to get the influenza vaccine, researchers wrote in Vaccine

In the Journals

More than 70% of US adults are not aware of HPV cancer risks

September 27, 2019
More than 70% of adults in the United States are unaware that HPV causes anal, penile and oral cancers, according to research published in JAMA

Meeting News

Only 52% of US adults plan to get flu vaccine, survey shows

September 26, 2019
WASHINGTON — Although influenza vaccination rates have increased, new data released by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases…

FDA NewsPerspective

FDA approves monkeypox, smallpox vaccine

September 26, 2019
Bavarian Nordic announced that the FDA has approved Jynneos, a live, nonreplicating vaccine for the prevention of smallpox and monkeypox disease in…

In the Journals

BCG vaccination associated with lower prevalence of LTBI in adults

September 25, 2019
Bacille Calmette-Guérin, or BCG, vaccination is associated with a lower prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection in adult TB contacts and…

In the JournalsPerspective

Two doses of quadrivalent HPV vaccine in teens noninferior to three in adults

September 25, 2019
The immunogenicity of two doses of the quadrivalent HPV vaccine is comparable to that of the traditional three-dose schedule in adolescents up to 120…

Perspective

DRC to introduce second vaccine in Ebola outbreak

September 23, 2019
WHO confirmed that a second investigational Ebola vaccine will be introduced in the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC…

Hooked on ID

with Raghavendra Tirupathi, MD, FACP

Infectious Disease News, September 2019
Infectious diseases had been a big part of my training in medical school in India, where I cared for and learned from patients with a wide variety of…

At Issue

Which norovirus vaccine candidate or approach holds the most promise?

Infectious Disease News, September 2019
Experts are developing and testing numerous vaccine candidates against norovirus, which causes hundreds of millions of infections each year

At Issue

What are the world’s top vaccine priorities?

Infectious Disease News, September 2019
Experts are developing and testing numerous vaccine candidates against norovirus, which causes hundreds of millions of infections each year

Pharmacology Consult

Preventing and treating flu in immunocompromised patients: 2019-2020 update

Infectious Disease News, September 2019
Selena Warminski, PharmD; Leah Molloy, PharmD
Influenza remains an important threat to public health, and people with impaired immune systems are at particularly high risk for severe disease and…

Cover Story

Norovirus vaccine development accelerates after success against rotavirus

Infectious Disease News, September 2019
Norovirus has become the leading cause of medically attended acute gastroenteritis in countries with national rotavirus vaccination programs…

Meeting News

Influenza vaccine reduces poor outcomes in hypertension

September 23, 2019
PARIS — Influenza vaccination is associated with a significantly reduced risk for all-cause mortality, CV mortality and death from acute MI and…

In the Journals

Australia will miss HBV elimination targets despite improved care

September 19, 2019
Results from an estimation model revealed that Australia will marginally miss both its local targets and the WHO’s global targets for…

A pregnant woman or newborn dies every 11 seconds, new estimate shows

September 19, 2019
An estimated 2.8 million pregnant women and newborns — approximately one every 11 seconds — die each year worldwide, mostly from…

Screening patients for measles beforehand can reduce exposure

September 18, 2019
One of the lessons that health care centers learned during New York City’s recent measles outbreak was to screen patients before they entered…

In the Journals

Broad-spectrum antibiotics may weaken flu vaccine response

September 18, 2019
Healthy adults who take broad-spectrum antibiotics may impair their body’s immune response to influenza vaccination, according to findings from…

Paid family leave improves timely vaccination for low-income families

September 17, 2019
Infants were less likely to be late on vaccinations when their parents received 6 weeks of paid family leave, especially those born to families…