In the Journals

Religious vaccine exemptions increasing in US

November 5, 2019
Religious exemption rates are increasing in the United States and appear to be associated with the availability of personal belief exemptions…


Measles causes ‘immune amnesia,’ leaving patients vulnerable to repeat infections

November 4, 2019
Two studies investigating the immune systems of unvaccinated children in the Netherlands demonstrated that measles virus can give patients…


Measles causes ‘immune amnesia,’ leaving patients vulnerable to repeat infections

Infectious Disease News, December 2019
Two studies investigating the immune systems of unvaccinated children in the Netherlands demonstrated that measles virus can give patients…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: How students can promote HPV vaccination to their peers

November 1, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — At the AAP National Conference & Exhibition, researchers reported on the steps and struggles associated with running a…

Meeting NewsPerspective

85% hepatitis B vaccine coverage for infants: ‘It takes a lot to get there’

October 31, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Quality improvement projects focused on education and multidisciplinary cooperation have been successful at improving hepatitis B…

In the Journals

Experimental TB vaccine could have ‘vast’ impact

October 29, 2019
An experimental vaccine against Mycobacterium tuberculosis was nearly 50% effective in protecting infected adults from progression to pulmonary…


‘Not over the finish line’: Ebola vaccine development remains important

October 28, 2019
The next generation of Ebola vaccines may be able to address deficiencies seen in the first generation, researchers said, highlighting the importance…

Associations urge flu vaccinations to prevent diabetes, CV complications

October 26, 2019
The American Diabetes Association, the American Lung Association and the American Heart Association are working together to urge adults living with…

Meeting News

Febrile seizures following vaccination do not affect development, behavior

October 26, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Children who experience febrile seizures following vaccination have similar developmental and behavioral outcomes compared with…

‘A great achievement’: Wild poliovirus type 3 eradicated globally

October 24, 2019
Wild poliovirus type 3, or WPV3, has been eradicated globally, experts announced on World Polio Day. The declaration was made by the Global Polio…

LA county reports measles exposure at Disneyland

October 24, 2019
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported that a person with an infectious case of measles visited Disneyland and a coffee shop…

ACIP: Tdap OK for decennial booster, tetanus prophylaxis, catch-up series

October 23, 2019
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously today to recommend that either Td or Tdap may be used for the…

Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID with Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH

Infectious Disease News, October 2019
I did my internal medicine residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in the years immediately before the advent of protease inhibitors would change the…

At Issue

Was it the right decision to introduce a second vaccine in the DRC Ebola outbreak?

Infectious Disease News, October 2019
For more than a year, only Merck’s investigational V920 vaccine was used in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC

Cover Story

More than 1 year into Ebola outbreak, DRC facing ‘a new normal’

Infectious Disease News, October 2019
The Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, has experienced 10 outbreaks of Ebola since the virus was discovered there in 1976. None have…

Meeting News

Routine flu vaccination for adults hospitalized with pneumonia can reduce readmissions, mortality

October 21, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — In-hospital influenza vaccination may reduce 30-day readmissions, mortality, morbidity and health care resource utilization in…

Researchers ‘encouraged’ by early data from universal flu vaccine study

October 19, 2019
Researchers were “encouraged” by the interim results from a phase 1 study of a novel influenza vaccine approach they hope will one day…

WHO: Ebola outbreak still a global public health emergency

October 18, 2019
An emergency committee convened by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc, met for a fifth time to review the ongoing Ebola…


Flu shot timing: What PCPs need to know

October 18, 2019
The estimated burden of the 2017-2018 influenza season was 48.8 million illnesses, 959,000 hospitalizations and 79,400 deaths, according to the CDC…

WHO: 7 million people diagnosed and treated for TB in 2018

October 17, 2019
Seven million people were diagnosed and treated for tuberculosis in 2018 — a more than 9% increase from 2017 and a step toward meeting one of…