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Parents unaware of additional MMR recommendations during outbreaks

October 5, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — Most parents of teenagers at a high school in Texas where a mumps outbreak occurred did not follow recommendations for…


VIDEO: Infectious diseases can follow you to space

October 4, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, PhD, spoke with Infectious Disease News at IDWeek about space travel and the effects it can have…

Janssen, Arrowhead partner to develop HBV RNA interference therapy

October 4, 2018
Janssen Pharmaceuticals entered into an agreement with Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals for an exclusive, worldwide license to develop and commercialize…

In the Journals

Suboptimal TB care in India may hinder goal of TB elimination by 2025

October 4, 2018
India has announced ambitions to eliminate tuberculosis by 2025, however, deficits in care delivered by private practitioners may be hindering these…

Officials emphasize vaccination after flu season in which 80K died

September 28, 2018
WASHINGTON — Following a severe 2017-2018 influenza season in which an estimated 900,000 people were hospitalized and 80,000 died, United…

UN declaration reaffirms global promise to end TB by 2030

September 27, 2018
Heads of state gathered at the U.N. General Assembly for a high-level meeting on tuberculosis Wednesday morning, marking just the fifth time that a…

In the Journals

Discontinuation of TDF for HBV safe under strict observation

September 26, 2018
Results of a randomized control study showed the potential for hepatitis surface antigen loss and sustained virologic response in patients without…

In the Journals

CVD, diabetes in HBV linked to chronic kidney disease risk

September 25, 2018
A review of adults with chronic hepatitis B who had continuous medical coverage showed that the presence of extrahepatic comorbidities such as…

DRC Ebola outbreak: 100 dead of infection, rebel attacks intensify

September 25, 2018
Almost 2 months into the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s 10th Ebola outbreak, the virus has killed at least 100 people and escalating…

In the Journals

Global HDV rates highest among HBV coinfected with risky behaviors

September 25, 2018
The global number of individuals infected with hepatitis D and positive for hepatitis B surface antigen was twofold higher than previous estimates…

Cover Story

Expanded HPV vaccination could significantly impact public health

Infectious Disease News, September 2018
The number of Americans eligible to receive the HPV vaccine could expand dramatically this fall. The HPV 9-valent vaccine, recombinant (Gardasil 9…

In the Journals

Pre-visit planning, feedback increase pneumococcal vaccination rate in SLE

September 24, 2018
Researchers at Emory University who initiated an intervention including pre- and day-of-visit planning, weekly reviews and monthly feedback increased…

FDA News

FDA grants breakthrough therapy designation to 20-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

September 21, 2018
The FDA has granted breakthrough therapy designation to Pfizer for its 20-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine candidate for preventing invasive…

In the Journals

Regular HBV DNA monitoring during immunosuppression cost-effective

September 21, 2018
Regular monitoring of hepatitis B DNA during immunosuppression therapy in patients with occult HBV demonstrated a clear cut-off between those who…

In the JournalsPerspective

Study confirms poor ability of tests to predict active TB infection

September 20, 2018
A prospective study examining the ability of tests to predict the development of active tuberculosis found a similarly low positive predictive value…

In the Journals

Refugee children in Germany at risk for invasive pneumococcal disease

September 19, 2018
Refugee children residing in Germany are significantly more likely to develop invasive pneumococcal disease than German-born children, according to…

WHO: TB burden not shrinking fast enough

September 18, 2018
Tuberculosis remains the top infectious disease killer in the world, killing more than 4,000 people daily. According to a new WHO report, the global…

In the Journals

Study finds vaccine pipeline grossly underfunded

September 18, 2018
Global spending on research into “game-changing” products like vaccines for hepatitis C virus, HIV, malaria and tuberculosis is…

In the JournalsPerspective

Patients with morning appointments more likely to get flu vaccine

September 14, 2018
Patients with primary care appointments early in the day are more likely to receive the influenza vaccine than those with appointments after lunch…

At Issue

RSV vaccines: Who should get them?

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2018
With dozens of respiratory syncytial virus vaccines and monoclonal antibodies in development, many experts agree that the next decade may finally