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…

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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…

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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…

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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…