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Top stories in infectious disease: FDA expands Xofluza indication, community-associated pneumonia guidelines stress antibiotic de-escalation

October 22, 2019

Public reporting may impede access to valve surgery in endocarditis

October 21, 2019
Study findings indicate that an increased scrutiny of surgical outcomes has contributed to an approximately 30% decline in valve surgeries for infective endocarditis…

Flu shot timing: What PCPs need to know

October 18, 2019
The estimated burden of the 2017-2018 influenza season was 48.8 million illnesses, 959,000 hospitalizations and 79,400 deaths, according to the CDC. To ensure that…

Vaccine exemption rate rises among US kindergarteners

October 17, 2019
The rate of vaccine exemptions rose slightly among children entering kindergarten in the 2018-2019 school year, with 2.5% having an exemption from at least one vaccine…
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