NIAID creates ‘scientific blueprint’ for universal flu vaccine

March 1, 2018
Officials from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases published a roadmap for developing a universal influenza vaccine that…

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Low parasite density hints at comorbidity in children with malaria

February 27, 2018
Researchers discovered that blood levels of malaria parasites were inversely correlated with the likelihood of a child developing a comorbidity with…

New trial investigates typhoid conjugate vaccine in Africa

February 27, 2018
The Typhoid Vaccine Acceleration Consortium, or TyVAC, recently launched a trial assessing the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the new…

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Findings support using neonatal rotavirus vaccine starting at birth

February 25, 2018
New study findings published in The New England Journal of Medicine support administering a neonatal rotavirus vaccine beginning at birth…


WHO updates latent TB guidelines

February 24, 2018
WHO released new guidance that aims to expand testing and treatment options for latent tuberculosis, as well as the types of patients that are…

Influenza season likely peaked in US; illness remains widespread

February 23, 2018
Influenza illness declined for a second straight week in the United States, a good sign that the country has passed the peak of a record-setting…

New US flu vaccine likely to include different H3N2 component

February 22, 2018
Next season’s influenza vaccine will likely include a different H3N2 component. WHO recommended today that two components of the Northern…

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Neurocysticercosis requires multidisciplinary approach, new guidelines say

February 22, 2018
Experts have released new guidelines recommending a variety of tests for diagnosing neurocysticercosis, as well as a multidisciplinary approach to…

CDC committee votes to recommend nasal spray flu vaccine again

February 21, 2018
The nasal spray influenza vaccine will be available to patients in the United States again. In a 12-2 vote, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on…

Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak involves ‘concerning’ number of cases

February 19, 2018
Nigeria has seen an “unusually high” number of Lassa fever cases during a weeks-old outbreak that has spread to 17 states, a WHO official…

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Antimalarial resistance spread undetected for 5 years in Cambodia

February 17, 2018
A genomic analysis of malaria parasites in Cambodia revealed that resistance to first-line treatment with dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine emerged as…

Senators ask for $1 billion to make better flu vaccine

February 15, 2018
Four U.S. senators called for $1 billion in federal funding to develop a better influenza vaccine that would provide longer lasting and wider…

Early estimates show low flu vaccine effectiveness in US

February 15, 2018
Early estimates published by the CDC today show that the influenza vaccine has been only 36% effective overall in the United States this season, and…

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New C. difficile guidelines include testing, therapy changes

February 15, 2018
Newly released practice guidelines for Clostridium difficile infection, or CDI, in both adults and children include changes in diagnostics and…


Findings support using smaller doses of yellow fever vaccine in outbreaks

February 14, 2018
Study findings published today in The New England Journal of Medicine support the idea of using smaller doses of yellow fever vaccine to control…

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Valley fever outbreaks more widespread than previously thought

February 14, 2018
Outbreaks of coccidioidomycosis, known as valley fever, have reached beyond areas in which it was previously considered endemic, and most stem from…

Measles cases in Europe more than tripled in 2017

February 13, 2018
The number of measles cases skyrocketed in Europe last year to more than triple the number reported in 2016, health officials said. The increase was…

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Blue dye blocks malaria transmission

February 12, 2018
Adding methylene blue to artemisinin-based combination therapy was safe in patients with malaria and resulted in faster parasite clearance than…

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Genetic signature of congenital Zika syndrome found in discordant twins

February 12, 2018
Researchers found genetic differences in twins discordant for congenital Zika syndrome that they said may increase susceptibility to complications of…

Mistaken rabies diagnosis could result from immune globulin effect

February 10, 2018
The presence of rabies antibodies in a patient should not necessarily result in a diagnosis of the disease if the patient has received immune…