Feature

Q&A: What providers need to know about congenital rubella syndrome

September 16, 2019
According to the CDC, rubella was eliminated in the United States in 2004. However, international travel can leave unvaccinated individuals…

In the Journals

HBV burden increases in Appalachian states despite decreasing trend in US

September 16, 2019
The rate of newly diagnosed acute and chronic hepatitis B virus infections in women of childbearing age has significantly increased in some…

In the Journals

Physicians inconsistently provide strongest HPV vaccine recommendation

September 16, 2019
Although pediatricians and family physicians often recommend HPV vaccination, recent survey data suggest that these providers do not always use the…

Feature

Shingrix, Zostavax show promise against herpes zoster in patients with cancer

September 11, 2019
Both herpes zoster vaccines approved for use in the United States showed promise in preventing the disease in immunocompromised patients with…

In the Journals

HPV vaccine offers herd protection against oral HPV in men

September 10, 2019
An increase in female HPV vaccination in the United States appears to have provided unvaccinated men aged 18 to 59 years herd protection against…

Feature

Q&A: ‘We still have work to do’ before eradicating polio

September 9, 2019
According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, only two countries still have circulation of wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. …

In the Journals

Mortality risk for Ebola survivors in Guinea five times greater than general population

September 7, 2019
Ebola survivors in Guinea face a more than five times greater risk for mortality after hospital discharge than the general population, according to…

Perspective

Transmission of Xofluza-resistant flu virus reported in Japanese siblings

September 6, 2019
A recent report published in Emerging Infectious Diseases detailed a case of likely human-to-human transmission of an influenza A virus with reduced…

Q&A: Using social media to promote infectious disease research

September 6, 2019
Social media provides a quick and easy way to communicate and disseminate information. In Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

In the Journals

Facebook, Instagram to promote CDC, WHO vaccine information

September 5, 2019
Facebook and Instagram will begin prompting users to visit the websites of the CDC and WHO for credible vaccine information. A Facebook spokesperson…

NYC declares end to measles outbreak that sickened hundreds

September 4, 2019
The New York City measles outbreak that sickened more than 600 people in Brooklyn and Queens over the course of almost a year has ended, officials…

In the Journals

Proximity to outbreak, trust in government influence vaccine views

September 4, 2019
Results of a nationally representative survey suggest that people who distrust government medical experts — like those from the CDC — and…

Mumps outbreaks sicken almost 900 in migrant detention centers

August 30, 2019
Experts have warned that migrant children detained at the southern U.S. border are at risk for numerous illnesses, including some infectious…

Perspective

4 European countries lose measles-free status; US on the brink

August 29, 2019
Amid a rise in cases, four European nations — Albania, the Czech Republic, Greece and the United Kingdom — have their lost measles…

CARB-X grants Vaxxilon up to $1.4M to develop vaccine against resistant K. pneumoniae

August 28, 2019
The Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator, or CARB-X, granted Vaxxilon AG up to $1.4 million in nondilutive funding…

In the Journals

CDC: Vaccine could have prevented 92% of HPV cancers

August 22, 2019
CDC data showed that most of the estimated 34,800 cancers yearly attributed to HPV annually between 2012 and 2016 could have been prevented if the…

In the Journals

Teen HPV vaccine uptake increases with provider recommendation

August 22, 2019
HPV vaccine uptake increased slightly among adolescents from 2017 to 2018 in the United States, driven by an increase in uptake among boys, according…

Hooked on ID

with Gitanjali Pai MD, AAHIVS

Infectious Disease News, August 2019
As a young medical student, I learned how tiny organisms could wreak great havoc in this world — which exposed me to the world of ID early in…

At Issue

Should ASP leaders in ambulatory care settings receive extra pay?

Infectious Disease News, August 2019
Starting Jan. 1, 2020, ambulatory health care organizations accredited by the Joint Commission that regularly prescribe antimicrobial agents will be

Eye on ID

Herpes zoster: A potentially dangerous but preventable disease

Infectious Disease News, August 2019
Muneerah Aleissa, PharmD; Brandon Dionne, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID, BCIDP, AAHIVP; Kenneth M. Kaye, MD, FACP; Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
Herpes zoster (HZ) continues to be a relevant public health issue because of its prevalence and potential complications. It is estimated that one out…