National HIV Testing Day: High-risk patients not screened frequently enough

June 27, 2018
Today is National HIV Testing Day, which the CDC recognizes each year on June 27 to promote the importance of detecting, testing and preventing HIV…

In the Journals

Mucus protects airborne flu in humid conditions

June 16, 2018
For the first time, researchers found that influenza remains highly stable and infectious in aerosols in various levels of humidity, suggesting that…

Study supports safety concerns of world’s only dengue vaccine

June 13, 2018
Findings published today in The New England Journal of Medicine affirm that receiving the world’s only licensed dengue vaccine increases the…

In the Journals

Scarlet fever has surged in China since 2011

June 8, 2018
In 2011, scarlet fever began to surge in China and continued to occur at an increased incidence for 6 consecutive years, according to findings…


Health care workers first to get Ebola vaccine in Congo outbreak

May 21, 2018
Health care workers operating in affected areas of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are the first to receive an…

Highly targeted interventions may reduce future cholera outbreaks

May 20, 2018
Two major vaccination campaigns have been implemented since January as part of the global effort to reduce cholera by 90% by 2030, according to WHO. …

FDA News

FDA: HIV drug dolutegravir possibly linked to serious birth defects

May 18, 2018
The FDA issued a safety alert today warning patients and providers about a potential risk for neural tube birth defects in babies born to women with…

Ebola outbreak in Congo not yet a public health emergency, WHO says

May 18, 2018
The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has not yet risen to the level of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, or…

In the Journals

Pig coronavirus potentially harmful to humans

May 18, 2018
Scientists are concerned that a recently discovered coronavirus could emerge to cause outbreaks in humans. The virus, porcine deltacoronavirus…

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…