Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID with Elizabeth Connick, MD

Infectious Disease News, November 2019
I fell in love with immunology as a first-year medical student at Harvard in a class taught by the Nobel Prize-winning immunologist Baruj Benacerraf…


Seasonal severity, vaccine effectiveness not associated with flu vaccination rates

November 21, 2019
Neither seasonal severity nor vaccine effectiveness were associated with influenza vaccination rates over eight recent influenza seasons, although…

Cover Story

Norovirus vaccine development accelerates after success against rotavirus

Infectious Diseases in Children, November 2019
Norovirus has become the leading cause of medically attended acute gastroenteritis in countries with national rotavirus vaccination programs…


Q&A: More vaccine-preventable diseases lead to more pro-vaccine bills

November 19, 2019
An increased incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases is associated with an increase in proposed bills restricting vaccine exemptions, according to…

In the Journals

Rapid triage test distinguishes between active TB and TB-like diseases in adults

November 14, 2019
A new point-of-care rapid triage test for human blood samples can differentiate active cases of tuberculosis from TB-like disease in adults in less…

Breaking News

In a first, WHO prequalifies Merck’s Ebola vaccine

November 12, 2019
One day after winning conditional approval in Europe, Merck’s Ebola vaccine received prequalification status from WHO, giving it the…


Dissemination and implementation science underutilized in ID

November 12, 2019
Dissemination and implementation science is underutilized in the field of infectious diseases despite its demonstrated positive impact on clinical…

FDA News

European Union conditionally approves Merck’s Ebola vaccine, Ervebo

November 11, 2019
The European Commission granted conditional approval for Ervebo, Merck’s investigational Ebola virus vaccine, which has been used widely and…

Meeting News

Herpes zoster vaccine uptake ‘low’ among older Nucala recipients

November 10, 2019
HOUSTON — Few patients with severe asthma treated with Nucala received herpes zoster and influenza vaccines in the years that followed, despite…

Pricing agreement makes Priftin TB treatment affordable

November 7, 2019
A new agreement announced last week by Unitaid, the Global Fund and Sanofi drastically lowers the price of Priftin, a drug used for preventing…

In the JournalsPerspective

Takeda’s tetravalent dengue vaccine candidate effective in children

November 6, 2019
Results of an ongoing phase 3 trial of Takeda’s tetravalent dengue vaccine candidate, known as TAK-003, suggest that the vaccine is effective…

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…