In the Journals

PCV13 reduces CAP in France more than 5 years later

February 6, 2019
Vaccination with the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine has consistently decreased the rate of community-acquired pneumonia among French…

In the Journals

LAIV added to immunization schedule

February 5, 2019
The childhood and adolescent immunization recommendations for 2019 have been updated to include the use of a live-attenuated intranasal influenza…

Washington measles outbreak declared a state of emergency

January 28, 2019
A state of emergency has been declared in Clark County, Washington, after 34 people were infected with measles during a statewide outbreak. The…

70% of infants given antibiotics for bronchiolitis had no bacterial coinfection

January 24, 2019
A quarter of children aged younger than 2 years with bronchiolitis who visited U.S. EDs between 2007 and 2015 received antibiotics, even though 70%…

Pharmacology Consult

Not all 3GCs are created equal: Oral antibiotic selection in pediatric pneumococcal infections

Infectious Disease News, January 2019
Leah Molloy, PharmD
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), otitis media (OM) and acute bacterial rhinosinusitis (ABRS) are common childhood illnesses. Although OM is more…

In the JournalsPerspective

Viral pathogen presence changes during course of acute sinusitis symptoms

January 22, 2019
Upper respiratory infections, or URIs, are more common among children who develop acute sinusitis, according to research published in Clinical

Parents understand cold prevention; most still use unproven strategies

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2019
Nearly all parents participating in a nationally representative poll follow evidence-based cold prevention strategies for their children, including…

Parents understand cold prevention; most still use unproven strategies

January 21, 2019
Nearly all parents participating in a nationally representative poll follow evidence-based cold prevention strategies for their children, including…

Cover Story

Outpatient overprescribing: ‘Cultural shift’ needed to spare antibiotics

Infectious Diseases in Children, January 2019
In recent years, much emphasis has been placed on the cautious and appropriate use of antibiotics as a means of mitigating the threat of…

WHO raises concern about infectious disease risk in Syrian settlement

January 17, 2019
WHO expressed “severe concern” today over the conditions in the Rukban settlement in Syria, located near the border of Jordan, where…

Guest Editorial

Keeping a safe distance: That's 6 feet for patients with cystic fibrosis

January 16, 2019
In this guest editorial, Anastassios C. Koumbourlis, MD, MPH, division chief of pulmonary and sleep medicine, director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center

In the JournalsPerspective

Flavored levofloxacin more easily accepted by kids with MDR-TB

January 9, 2019
An orange-peppermint flavored, dispersible levofloxacin tablet was reported to be more palatable and easier to prepare by caregivers of children with…

In the JournalsPerspective

1 in 5 kids with flu had neurological symptoms during 2016-2017 season

January 3, 2019
Neurologic manifestations of influenza, including seizures and encephalopathy, occurred in nearly 20% of children presenting to a Colorado hospital…

Almost 1 in 5 Tibetan schoolchildren have TB infection

January 2, 2019
Nearly 20% of Tibetan schoolchildren have latent tuberculosis, according to results of a study that included all Tibetan refugee schoolchildren…

Pharmacology Consult

Baloxavir marboxil: A novel oral antiviral treatment for uncomplicated influenza

Infectious Disease News, December 2018
Adrian C. Schenk, PharmD; Kati Shihadeh, PharmD
Influenza and pneumonia together are the eighth-leading causes of death in the United States. Two major classes of antivirals were once the only…

In the Journals

Young infants at risk for severe pertussis despite acellular vaccine programs

December 18, 2018
Infants aged younger than 2 months had higher rates of morbidity and death related to pertussis in the era of acellular vaccination, according to a…


Would it be more beneficial to promote a pneumococcal vaccine that includes all or most serotypes to prevent disease or a ‘custom’ vaccine based on serotype prevalence?

Infectious Diseases in Children, December 2018
The vaccine that is needed to prevent pneumococcal disease should include proteins that are present in all or nearly all pneumococci. The best option…

Cover Story

PCV13 vaccination highly effective but complicated by serotype replacement

Infectious Diseases in Children, December 2018
The winter holidays bring generations of families together. The season also brings a heightened risk for respiratory infections, such as influenza…


Advice for parents: ‘No reason to panic’ over AFM

Infectious Diseases in Children, December 2018
The CDC recently announced that the number of acute flaccid myelitis cases under investigation has peaked for the year in the United States. Most…

In the Journals

Bacteria in nose may give insight to duration of infants’ cold symptoms

December 14, 2018
How long an infant experiences symptoms of their first respiratory infection may be influenced by the bacteria present in the nasal microbiota…