ID organizations ‘deeply concerned’ over possible word ban in CDC budget documents

December 18, 2017
The Infectious Diseases Society of America, HIV Medicine Association and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society released a joint statement today…

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Trumenba effective against meningococcal B in adolescents, young adults

December 18, 2017
Trumenba, a bivalent meningococcal B vaccine, is safe and immunogenic in adolescents and young adults after two and three doses, according to the…

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Probiotics, xylitol gum ineffective against sore throat

December 18, 2017
Probiotic capsules and xylitol chewing gum were ineffective in managing pharyngitis symptoms, according to results from a randomized controlled trial…

Children with Zika face challenges beyond infancy

December 14, 2017
Children born with microcephaly who test positive for Zika virus infection face challenges beyond infancy that range from motor impairment to eating…

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Social media predicted Disneyland measles outbreak 2 years earlier

December 14, 2017
Using artificial intelligence and a mathematical model to examine Google searches and geocoded tweets, researchers said they could detect signals in…

645K people may die each year from flu, new estimate shows

December 13, 2017
Researchers now estimate that between approximately 291,000 and 646,000 people die worldwide each year from seasonal influenza. The new estimate is…

Diphtheria spreading among Rohingya refugees

December 8, 2017
Diphtheria is quickly spreading among Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, according to WHO. As of Dec. 6, more than 110 suspected…

H3N2, known to evade vaccine, is predominant flu strain in US

December 8, 2017
Influenza A(H3N2) — a strain known for evading the seasonal influenza vaccine and causing relatively severe illness — has been the…

Infectious Disease News lists top 10 influenza stories in 2017

December 6, 2017
Since 2005, the CDC has dedicated 1 week in December to highlight the importance of influenza vaccination. According to data from past influenza…

Dengvaxia concern flagged nearly 2 years before Philippines pulls dengue vaccine

December 5, 2017
Sanofi Pasteur recently released long-term data on the company’s dengue vaccine Dengvaxia, which showed that the vaccine is effective in…

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One dose of pneumococcal vaccine plus booster effective in UK study

December 5, 2017
A single dose plus a booster of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine was equal or superior to the current two-dose plus booster schedule for…

Genetic mutation in FluMist could be altered to restore effectiveness

December 3, 2017
Johns Hopkins University researchers said they discovered a genetic mutation in the nasal spray influenza vaccine that could be altered to restore…

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Many health care workers do not know correct influenza precautions

December 2, 2017
In a small survey conducted at a St. Louis hospital, many health care personnel could not describe the correct transmission-based precautions for…

Six Caribbean nations end mother-to-child HIV and syphilis transmission

December 1, 2017
Six more Caribbean territories and states have eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, WHO announced on World AIDS Day. The…

A message to clinicians on World AIDS Day: ‘The fight is not over’

December 1, 2017
Today marks World AIDS Day, which is recognized each year on Dec. 1 to raise awareness of the global epidemic, show support for people living with…

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SHEA, CDC release guidance for epidemiologists in outbreaks

November 30, 2017
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and the CDC have published guidance for health care epidemiologists on preparing for and…

WHO report: Progress on malaria slows, 2020 targets in danger

November 29, 2017
Global progress against malaria has slowed in recent years, leaving officials unsure of whether countries will achieve goals for significant…

Time from HIV infection to diagnosis cut 17% in US

November 28, 2017
The average time between HIV infection and diagnosis decreased 17% in the United States from 3 years and 7 months in 2011 to 3 years in 2015…

WHO: 10% of medicine in developing countries fake or substandard

November 28, 2017
An estimated 10% of medicines and medical products in low- and middle-income countries are either falsified or substandard, killing hundreds of…

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Scarlet fever incidence hits 50-year high in England

November 28, 2017
Scarlet fever has exhibited an “unprecedented” resurgence in England since 2014, with incidence rates in the country at a 50-year high…