US sets STD record, unvaccinated adults stoke NY outbreak – top stories in infectious disease

October 15, 2019
The CDC’s announcement that 2018 marked the United States’ fifth straight record-breaking year for cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and…

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Maternal HIV infection may impact flu vaccine response in infants

October 15, 2019
In a study conducted among nearly 500 influenza vaccine-naive mother-infant pairs in Malawi, researchers found that maternal HIV infection was…

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Q&A: New model could improve antibiotic development

October 11, 2019
Although the current approach to incentivizing antibiotic development has led to the creation of effective treatments, the pipeline has collapsed…

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Valacyclovir reduces rate of fetal CMV infection by 71%

October 9, 2019
WASHINGTON — Findings from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial presented at IDWeek sparked hope for the use of antiviral…

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Most pregnant women do not get flu, Tdap vaccines

October 8, 2019
Only 34.8% of pregnant women have received both the influenza and Tdap vaccines, missing a chance to protect themselves and their infants from…

Top stories in infectious disease: FDA OKs second HIV PrEP option, IDWeek highlights and more

October 8, 2019
The FDA’s approval of a second HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis option and a Q&A about antiretroviral stewardship in inpatient practice were…

USPSTF: Insufficient evidence to recommend bacterial vaginosis screening in pregnant women

October 8, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force did not find enough evidence to recommend screening for bacterial vaginosis in asymptomatic pregnant women…

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HPV drops 86% among teens 10 years after vaccine is introduced

October 7, 2019
HPV serotypes included in the quadrivalent vaccine, or 4vHPV, decreased 86% among adolescents aged 14 to 19 years a decade after its introduction in…

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Booster doses of yellow fever vaccine may be warranted

October 4, 2019
The immunogenicity of yellow fever vaccine given to children in Mali and Ghana at age 9 months rapidly waned, researchers reported in The Lancet

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Biomarkers could predict AFM with more than 80% accuracy

October 4, 2019
WASHINGTON — Researchers identified a biological signature of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, found in cerebrospinal fluid. The findings…

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FDA accepts sNDA for Dificid in children with C. difficile

October 3, 2019
The FDA accepted a new drug application for the oral suspension formulation of Dificid, Merck’s macrolide antibiotic. At the same time, it…

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Cell- and egg-based flu vaccines provide similar immunogenicity, surprising researchers

October 3, 2019
WASHINGTON — Cell- and egg-based quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccines have comparable immunogenicity for children aged 4 years and…

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Measles tests: What PCPs need to know

October 3, 2019
Although the United States appears to have avoided losing its nearly 20-year status as a measle-free nation, there have been at least 1,243 cases of…

Barely half of US adults plan to get flu vaccine, FDA OKs monkeypox, smallpox vaccine — top stories in infectious disease

October 1, 2019
Survey results that showed that only 52% of adults in the United States plan to get the vaccine for this flu season and the FDA’s approval of a…

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‘Explain the science’: PCPs can improve flu vaccine uptake among pregnant women

September 30, 2019
Pregnant women are “considered the most important risk group” that needs to get the influenza vaccine, researchers wrote in Vaccine

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Study adds evidence of sexual exchange of G. vaginalis among women

September 28, 2019
Findings from a cohort study conducted in Australia indicated that Gardnerella vaginalis transmission occurs via sexual activity among women who have…

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More than 70% of US adults are not aware of HPV cancer risks

September 27, 2019
More than 70% of adults in the United States are unaware that HPV causes anal, penile and oral cancers, according to research published in JAMA

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Neonatal early-onset sepsis calculator reduces use of empirical antibiotics

September 27, 2019
Use of a clinical risk stratification tool called the neonatal early-onset sepsis, or EOS, calculator was associated with a substantial reduction in…

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CMV further linked to necrotizing enterocolitis among NICU patients

September 26, 2019
According to research published in The Journal of Pediatrics, during a recent 17-year period, 4% of infants with necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC…

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Two doses of quadrivalent HPV vaccine in teens noninferior to three in adults

September 25, 2019
The immunogenicity of two doses of the quadrivalent HPV vaccine is comparable to that of the traditional three-dose schedule in adolescents up to 120…