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Stewardship in the pediatrician’s office: Appropriate testing for group A strep

March 30, 2020
In this bimonthly column, pediatric infectious disease specialists Asif Noor, MD, FAAP, and Ulka Kothari, MD, share valuable insight on antimicrobial…

Survey: Primary care practices ‘shutting down’ routine care due to COVID-19

March 30, 2020
COVID-19 has had a major impact on primary care offices, resulting in fewer routine visits, high staffing shortages and more telehealth visits…

OB-GYNs: Despite low risk, take steps to protect pregnant women from COVID-19

March 27, 2020
WHO, CDC and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have all issued recommendations to health care professionals for the treatment…


Q&A: Updates on COVID-19 protocols in primary care

March 26, 2020
Health care providers across the world are adjusting to the challenges of caring for patients during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Healio…


Staying calm, vigilant can help mitigate COVID-19 effects on children’s mental health, experts say

March 24, 2020
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will likely present mental health challenges for children, according to child health experts who participated in a live…

Cover Story

Climate change: A growing threat to children’s health

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2020
According to WHO, Earth has warmed approximately 0.85°C over the last 130 years — with each of the past 3 decades being successively warmer…


The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Pediatric Annals, March 2020, Volume 49 Issue 3
The first case of the coronavirus, officially labeled COVID-19 by the World Health Organization, in the United States was confirmed in Washington…


Q&A: Interim protocols for COVID-19 in primary care

March 10, 2020
More than 118,300 cases of COVID-19 and 4,200 related deaths have been identified worldwide, including 938 cases and 29 deaths in the United States…

WHO says pandemic threat of COVID-19 ‘very real,’ but could be controlled

March 9, 2020
The outbreak of COVID-19 is nearing the level of a pandemic, according to WHO. “Now that the virus has a foothold in so many countries, the…

Q&A: Managing pediatric anxiety in an outbreak environment

February 7, 2020
Last week, WHO officially declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Although few cases have been…


STD clinical service recommendations define which services PCPs should provide

February 6, 2020
The CDC’s Recommendations for Providing Quality Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinical Service report highlights the important role of all…

In the Journals

Estimated global prevalence of pediatric HCV at more than 3 million

January 29, 2020
An analysis of peer-reviewed articles provided global prevalence estimates of hepatitis C virus in children, according to data from a modelling…

Meeting News

Dermatologists play role in measles, coronavirus prevention

January 28, 2020
MAUI, HAWAII — There are several ways that dermatologists in the United States can help infectious disease specialists keep the number of…

In the Journals

Enterovirus vaccine reduces severe HFMD cases by 60%

January 7, 2020
Rates of severe childhood hand, foot and mouth disease, or HFMD, have declined significantly in Chengdu, China, since the introduction of a localized…

In the Journals

Top 10 most-read Infectious Diseases in Children stories of 2019

January 2, 2020
To kick off the new year, IDC has assembled a list of the 10 most-read stories of 2019. Please follow the links to access the full stories.  

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…

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…

Guest Editorial

From Infancy to Adolescence: Infectious Disease Pearls for the Pediatric Provider

Pediatric Annals, September 2019, Volume 48 Issue 9
Pediatric clinicians still grapple with infectious diseases every day. Vaccinations are a cornerstone of well childcare. Acute infections account for…

Special Issue Article

Pediatric Travelers and Immigrant Children

Pediatric Annals, September 2019, Volume 48 Issue 9
Children comprise a special group of international travelers. Immigrant and refugee children, along with children traveling to visit friends and…

Special Issue Article

Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Spectrum of Clinical Manifestations and Complications in Children

Pediatric Annals, September 2019, Volume 48 Issue 9
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading cause of lower respiratory tract infection in infants and young children. Despite its substantial…