Venezuela case suggests Zika virus transmitted through breast-feeding

January 4, 2018
Researchers said they found evidence in Venezuela that mother-to-child transmission of Zika virus through breast-feeding is possible. Writing in…

WHO prequalifies first typhoid conjugate vaccine

January 4, 2018
WHO recently announced that it has prequalified the first typhoid conjugate vaccine, making it accessible to global health agencies for areas where…

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New report identifies antimicrobial resistance patterns in children

December 28, 2017
A recent analysis of more than 20,000 health care-associated infections among children in the United States highlights antimicrobial resistance…

Top 10 infectious diseases stories in 2017

December 27, 2017
WHO has released a summary of its biggest stories on key health issues in 2017. Among them include major achievements against measles, polio…

Infant formula causes outbreak of Salmonella Agona

December 22, 2017
Infant formula products manufactured by a French company have caused 35 confirmed cases of Salmonella Agona infection in infants aged younger than 6…

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Economic burden of C. difficile similar in hospitalized children, adults

December 20, 2017
The economic burden of Clostridium difficile infection in children is similar to that of infection among adults, study data show. “The…

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Study supports narrow-spectrum antibiotics for pediatric respiratory infections

December 19, 2017
Narrow-spectrum antibiotics are preferable to broad-spectrum antibiotics for treating most children with acute respiratory tract infections…

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Allergy experts set the record straight on flu shots for patients with egg sensitivity

December 19, 2017
New data have affirmed what the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology said has been known for several years: There are no special…

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…