Disparities in HBV rates present between ethnic groups, U.S. and foreign-born patients

October 17, 2019
Recent study data showed disparities in hepatitis B virus infection rates between ethnic groups as well as among between U.S.-born and foreign-born…

In the Journals

Interventions push NICU vaccination coverage beyond 90%

October 17, 2019
A set of interventions aimed at increasing provider knowledge of routine newborn immunizations and addressing parental vaccine hesitancy improved…

New CAP guidelines stress de-escalation

October 16, 2019
Recently updated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of adults with community-associated pneumonia, or CAP, stressed the importance of…

In the Journals

Maternal HIV infection may impact flu vaccine response in infants

October 15, 2019
In a study conducted among nearly 500 influenza vaccine-naive mother-infant pairs in Malawi, researchers found that maternal HIV infection was…

7 stories for International Infection Prevention Week

October 13, 2019
The theme of this year’s International Infection Prevention Week, which runs from Oct. 13 to 19, is “Vaccines are Everybody’s…

In the Journals

Most pregnant women do not get flu, Tdap vaccines

October 8, 2019
Only 34.8% of pregnant women have received both the influenza and Tdap vaccines, missing a chance to protect themselves and their infants from…

Meeting News

51% of early cases in NY measles outbreak attributed to unvaccinated adults

October 7, 2019
WASHINGTON — Unvaccinated adults had a “significant” impact on the early days of the New York State measles outbreak, with 51% of…

In the JournalsPerspective

HPV drops 86% among teens 10 years after vaccine is introduced

October 7, 2019
HPV serotypes included in the quadrivalent vaccine, or 4vHPV, decreased 86% among adolescents aged 14 to 19 years a decade after its introduction in…

Meeting News

Trivalent HBV vaccine noninferior to monovalent vaccine in adults

October 5, 2019
WASHINGTON — A trivalent hepatitis B virus vaccine demonstrated noninferiority in adults older than age 18 years and superiority in adults aged…

Meeting NewsPerspective

HCV vaccine regimen fails to prevent chronic infections

October 5, 2019
WASHINGTON — An investigational vaccine failed to prevent chronic hepatitis C virus infection in a cohort of at-risk adults, according to…

In the JournalsPerspective

Booster doses of yellow fever vaccine may be warranted

October 4, 2019
The immunogenicity of yellow fever vaccine given to children in Mali and Ghana at age 9 months rapidly waned, researchers reported in The Lancet

Meeting News

Flu vaccine reduces risk for hospitalization in kids, death in adults

October 4, 2019
WASHINGTON — Influenza vaccination reduced the risk for influenza-related hospitalization in children by nearly half and the odds of death in…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Cell- and egg-based flu vaccines provide similar immunogenicity, surprising researchers

October 3, 2019
WASHINGTON — Cell- and egg-based quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccines have comparable immunogenicity for children aged 4 years and…

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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…

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‘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…

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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…