In the Journals

Philosophical, religious reasons fuel nonmedical vaccine exemption rates

November 26, 2017
States that offer nonmedical exemptions to vaccines for philosophical and religious reasons saw a higher rate than states that allowed only religious…

Single measles case places high economic burden on public health agencies

November 25, 2017
Separate investigations of two unrelated measles cases that occurred in the Denver area in July 2016 and January 2017 placed a considerable economic…

CDC: Raw milk contaminated with dangerous bacteria sold in four states

November 21, 2017
The CDC issued another warning about raw milk, saying people who consumed products from a company called Udder Milk should see their doctor because…

HSS highlights recent progress against antibiotic resistance

November 17, 2017
As part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, HHS has released a progress report summarizing achievements made during the first 2 years of implementing…

In the Journals

Meningococcal disease declines 70% in US

November 16, 2017
New surveillance data demonstrated a steady decline in the incidence of meningococcal disease over the past 2 decades in the United States…

Special Issue Article

Zika Virus: A Review for Pediatricians

Pediatric Annals, November 2017, Volume 46 Issue 11
For the past several years, the Zika virus has been a topic of conversation among pediatric health care providers in many settings. This article…

In the JournalsPerspective

Text messages increase flu shot rates

November 13, 2017
Text messages were a low-cost and modestly effective way of increasing seasonal influenza vaccine rates, according to findings recently published in…

Disneyland cooling towers linked to Legionnaires’ disease outbreak

November 13, 2017
Disney shut down two cooling towers at its Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, after health officials notified the company about a cluster of…

Health agencies kick off World Antibiotic Awareness Week

November 13, 2017
Today marks the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week — an event led by WHO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations…

Top stories to read on World Pneumonia Day

November 12, 2017
Although pneumonia can be prevented by immunization, good hygiene practices and adequate nutrition, it accounted for the deaths of more than 920,000…


EPA approves use of bacterium for mosquito control

November 10, 2017
The EPA has approved the use of a common bacterium to kill mosquitos capable of spreading diseases to humans. The agency said this week that it would…

Meeting News

Asian tiger mosquito greater vector for Zika virus after second feeding

November 9, 2017
BALTIMORE — A second feeding for invasive mosquitoes spreading in the United States and Europe may make it more likely to spread Zika and other…

HPV vaccine prevents incurable childhood respiratory disease

November 9, 2017
For the first time, researchers have found evidence that the HPV vaccine prevents an incurable respiratory infection in children. According to…

Meeting News

Dengue vaccine shows promising results at 18 months

November 8, 2017
Takeda’s investigational dengue vaccine had an acceptable safety profile and induced a sustained antibody response after 18 months, according…

In the Journals

Yellow fever outbreaks in nonhuman primates pose ‘considerable risk’ to humans

November 7, 2017
A yellow fever outbreak driven by epizootic transmission in Brazil highlights the importance of monitoring mosquito populations and nonhuman primate…

WHO asks farmers to stop using antibiotics in healthy animals

November 7, 2017
To preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics in humans, WHO is calling for an end to their use in healthy animals. In new guidelines, WHO recommends…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Malaria breath test shows promise in clinical trial

November 6, 2017
New evidence shows that malaria parasites can alter patients’ breath to attract mosquitos and drive disease transmission. Researchers have used…

In the Journals

Only 15 seconds for alcohol-based hand rubs safe, effective

November 2, 2017
According to researchers, reducing the recommended application time for hand rubs improved hand hygiene compliance rates with no significant…

As Madagascar plague outbreak loosens grip, concerns linger

November 1, 2017
An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has started to decline in recent weeks, with 12 previously affected districts reporting no new confirmed or…

In the Journals

Investigational acellular pertussis vaccine effective in adolescents, approved in Thailand

October 31, 2017
Recent phase 2/3 data showed that a new recombinant acellular pertussis booster vaccine administered alone or in combination with tetanus and…