In the Journals

HPV vaccine follow-through rates decline sharply

May 17, 2018
Follow-through with the HPV vaccine is poor and has become worse over time, according to researchers from the University of North Carolina, Chapel…

Hotel pools cause many swimming-related disease outbreaks

May 17, 2018
Hotel pools are a frequent source of recreational waterborne disease, causing 32% of all swimming-related disease outbreaks in the United States…

CDC: New rabies test may reduce unnecessary treatment

May 16, 2018
CDC researchers have developed a real-time PCR-based rabies test that the agency said is simpler and more precise than direct fluorescent antibody…

Ebola outbreak: Officials prepare for ‘worst-case scenario’ in DRC

May 11, 2018
Officials are preparing for the “worst-case scenario” while racing to contain an Ebola virus outbreak in a remote area of the Democratic…


Is It Okay to Travel?

Pediatric Annals, May 2018, Volume 47 Issue 5
I was talking with my daughter Katie as she and her husband were planning a trip to the Dominican Republic. They have a 3-year-old girl and a…

Meeting News

Probiotic supplement reduces antibiotic resistance genes in infants

May 10, 2018
Supplementing breast milk with a probiotic strain of Bifidobacterium longum subspecies infantis EVC001 reduced the prevalence of antibiotic…

In the Journals

Did bacterial meningitis cause Helen Keller’s deafblindness?

May 10, 2018
In 1882, Helen Keller was struck deaf and blind at age 19 months by a febrile illness that she said her doctors described as “acute congestion…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Few adolescents with PID screened for HIV, syphilis

May 9, 2018
Less than a third of adolescent girls diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease in the ED were also screened for syphilis and HIV, according to a…

More than 2 million people to be vaccinated against cholera

May 9, 2018
As part of the global effort to reduce cholera by 90% by 2030, WHO announced that more than 2 million people throughout Africa will receive the oral…

Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of the Congo

May 8, 2018
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has declared a new Ebola virus outbreak — the ninth in the country’s history — after the…

World Hand Hygiene Day: The role of hand-washing in sepsis prevention

May 5, 2018
Today on World Hand Hygiene Day, observed annually on May 5, WHO and the CDC are highlighting the important role of good hand hygiene practices in…

Q&A: Multistate outbreak from romaine lettuce raises questions about food safety

May 4, 2018
In mid-April, the CDC and FDA announced that a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli 0157:H7 infections was linked to…

In the JournalsPerspective

Community-based programs may lower odds of helminth infection

May 4, 2018
About 25% of the world’s population — more than 1.5 billion people — are infected with soil-transmitted helminths, including…

In the Journals

Model predicts new H3N2 flu vaccine component will be just as ineffective

May 3, 2018
For a variety of reasons, including antiquated egg-based production methods, the seasonal influenza vaccine is rarely more than 50% effective…


Air pollution kills 7 million people each year, many from pneumonia

May 1, 2018
Air pollution causes 7 million deaths worldwide each year — mostly through noncommunicable diseases like lung cancer, stroke and chronic…

Vector-borne diseases more than triple in US, CDC says

May 1, 2018
The number of illnesses caused by the bite of infected mosquitoes, ticks and fleas has more than tripled in the United States, and the country is not…

Meeting News

Blood bank supplies in sub-Saharan Africa often contain malaria parasites

April 28, 2018
Research presented at the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria’s Pan African Malaria Conference showed that nearly one in four blood bank…

ART regimens containing tenofovir appear not to increase birth risks

April 27, 2018
Newly reviewed data from two United States-based cohort studies showed that an ART regimen containing tenofovir is not associated with a higher risk…

Largest Shiga toxin E. coli outbreak since 2006 widens

April 27, 2018
Fourteen more people have become ill from Escherichia coli linked to romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma Arizona region, bringing the total number of…

World Immunization Week: ‘Now is the time for action’

April 27, 2018
World Immunization Week is acknowledged each year during the last week of April to raise awareness of the importance of child and adult…