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…


How to answer patients’ questions about ‘rare, extremely serious’ meningococcus B

August 13, 2019
CDC data show that cases of meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B in the United States is at an all-time low — only 0.11 cases per…

In the Journals

USPSTF: Screen pregnant women for hepatitis B

July 23, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently gave an ‘A’ level recommendation to screening women for hepatitis B during their first…


Urological group’s first-ever recurrent UTI guidelines encourage responsible evaluation, antibiotic, cranberry juice use

July 16, 2019
The American Urological Association has issued guidelines for the management of recurrent UTI for the first time, providing clinicians with…

In the Journals

USPSTF: PrEP should be offered to patients at high risk for HIV

June 11, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended that patients at high risk for HIV be offered pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, with…

In the JournalsPerspective

MORDOR 2: Azithromycin MDA remains effective at 3 years in Niger

June 5, 2019
A mass drug administration, or MDA, of azithromycin remained effective at reducing child mortality in the 3rd year of its implementation in Niger…

In the Journals

FMT safe, effective for C. difficile infection in pediatric patients

April 30, 2019
While fecal microbiota transplantation has long been established as a treatment for adult patients with Clostridioides difficile infection, data…

Federal judge issues temporary injunction regarding Title X gag rule

April 24, 2019
A federal judge issued a temporary injunction against the Trump administration’s Title X gag rule that indicated what physicians could and…

Cover Story

Nonmedical vaccine exemptions ‘violate’ a ‘fundamental right’ of children

Infectious Diseases in Children, April 2019
Thanks to a highly effective vaccination program in the United States, measles was declared eliminated in 2000. Since then, imported cases of measles…

Potential ‘strong link’ between HIV exposure in utero, obesity as teen

March 27, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Teenagers and young adults who were exposed to HIV in utero but not infected were more likely to have obesity than those who were…

Doctors concerned, lawsuits threatened, after HHS issues final Title X rule

February 25, 2019
On Friday, HHS issued its final rule regarding the Title X family planning program, with the agency saying its changes “make notable…

In the Journals

USPSTF recommends prophylactic ocular topical medication to prevent gonococcal eye infection in newborns

January 29, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force gave an ‘A’ level recommendation to prophylactic ocular topical medication to prevent gonococcal…

In the JournalsPerspective

Repeated inactivated influenza vaccine may increase protection against respiratory illness

January 28, 2019
Repeated inactivated influenza immunization appeared to increase long-term protection against some respiratory illness episodes in children with…

FDA News

FDA authorizes marketing of new diagnostic test for cytomegalovirus

November 30, 2018
The FDA granted marketing authorization to Meridian Bioscience Inc. for the Alethia CMV Assay Test System to aid in detecting cytomegalovirus in…