Cover Story

RSV vaccine development about to enter ‘golden age’

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2018
No vaccine is currently approved for respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. However, for the first time in decades, numerous vaccines are in the…

Guest Editorial

Infectious Disease Update

Pediatric Annals, September 2018, Volume 47 Issue 9
It is an honor and pleasure to guest edit this issue of Pediatric Annals on infectious diseases. Infectious disease medicine is a stimulating field…

Special Issue Article

Preventing Pediatric Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection

Pediatric Annals, September 2018, Volume 47 Issue 9
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in infants is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Despite intense research efforts, safe…

In the Journals

Study finds influenza vaccine may be more effective in females than males

September 7, 2018
Data from seven recent influenza seasons in Canada showed the influenza vaccine may be more effective in females than males, according to study…

In the Journals

AAP recommends flu shot over nasal spray for 2018-2019 season

September 4, 2018
The AAP’s Committee on Infectious Diseases has suggested immunization with an inactivated influenza vaccine as a first line of defense against…

In the Journals

No antibiotics needed for kids with suspected pneumonia, negative chest radiographs

August 30, 2018
Pneumonia can be ruled out for most children with a suspected diagnosis but a negative chest radiograph, or CXR, according to research published in…

In the Journals

Antibiotics effectively treat pediatric wet cough

August 21, 2018
Antibiotics are an appropriate and effective option for the treatment of wet or productive cough in children, with literature supporting the use of…

WHO updates treatment guidelines for multidrug-resistant TB

August 21, 2018
WHO announced changes to treatment guidelines for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. “The treatment landscape for patients with…

At Issue

What level of health care should detained children receive?

Infectious Diseases in Children, August 2018
Migrant children are at an increased risk for numerous health problems. Infectious Diseases in Children asked Janine Young, MD, FAAP, medical

Cover Story

Migrant children’s health endangered by family separation at US border

Infectious Diseases in Children, August 2018
Migrant children who are detained at the U.S. border after seeking asylum are at risk for numerous chronic or acute physical and mental health care…

What's Your Diagnosis?

A 9-month-old male presents with 3-day history of fever, emesis

Infectious Diseases in Children, August 2018
A 9-month-old male presented to the ED with a 3-day history of fever up to 104°F, emesis, decreased urine output and a weak cry with fatigue. He was…


CDC graphic novel teaches kids about variant flu, epidemiology

August 13, 2018
Young sleuths assist officers from the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service in understanding how their friend Eddie became ill after attending

In the Journals

Down syndrome heightens RSV risk in children

August 9, 2018
Children with Down syndrome are more likely to develop severe respiratory syncytial virus, requiring hospitalizations and the use of additional…

In the Journals

Children with latent TB adhere to rifampin better than isoniazid

August 2, 2018
Although 4 months of treatment with rifampin has comparable safety and efficacy to 9 months of isoniazid for the treatment of latent Mycobacterium

In the Journals

Visitor, staff restrictions vary in US hospitals

August 1, 2018
Although most U.S. hospitals had visitor restrictions in place for pediatric facilities, a smaller percentage had staff restriction policies…

In the Journals

2013 NYC measles outbreak exposes gaps, shows significant burden on public health services

July 30, 2018
A measles outbreak in New York City spurred by an unvaccinated teenager traveling to London could have been more quickly contained with timely…

In the Journals

Adenovirus outbreak in NICU linked to eye exam instruments

July 29, 2018
A 2012 outbreak of adenovirus that occurred in a United States neonatal ICU was traced to medical instruments used for retinopathy of prematurity, or…

In the Journals

Tdap during pregnancy results in blunted immune response in infants

July 18, 2018
Immunizing pregnant women with Tdap protects newborn infants against pertussis, but a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases demonstrated…

Meeting News

Measles, mumps outbreaks reveal need for hospital control strategies

July 5, 2018
Responses to recent outbreaks of measles and mumps in the United States demonstrated the need for infection control strategies at heath care…

In the Journals

CDC expands treatment recommendation for latent TB to younger children

June 29, 2018
The CDC has expanded its recommendation of a short-course combination regimen of once-weekly isoniazid and rifapentine for the treatment of latent…