Infectious Disease

Influenza Vaccine Predicted to Be Effective Against US H3N2 Viruses

Influenza Vaccine Predicted to Be Effective Against US H3N2 Viruses

Current vaccines are likely to be effective against H3N2 flu viruses in the 2017/2018 flu season.

Functional Limitations Reported in Children With Congenital Zika Virus

Functional Limitations Reported in Children With Congenital Zika Virus

Findings allow for anticipation of medical and social service needs of affected children and their families.

Bivalent Meningococcal B Vaccine Safe and Immunogenic in Adolescents

Bivalent Meningococcal B Vaccine Safe and Immunogenic in Adolescents

The vaccine elicits bactericidal responses against diverse meningococcal B strains after 2 and 3 doses in adolescents and young adults.

New Drug Application Submitted to FDA for First Oral Smallpox Treatment

New Drug Application Submitted to FDA for First Oral Smallpox Treatment

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If approved, TPOXX would be the first treatment for smallpox.

Examining Racial Disparities in Hepatitis C Treatment Outcomes

Examining Racial Disparities in Hepatitis C Treatment Outcomes

The most pressing issues with respect to racial disparities reside in the medical system, rather than the patient.

CDC Update: Influenza Activity Increasing in the United States

CDC Update: Influenza Activity Increasing in the United States

Influenza activity in the United States was low during October 2017, but started increasing in November.

Early ART Prevents Brain Volume, Cognitive Performance Deterioration in HIV

Early ART Prevents Brain Volume, Cognitive Performance Deterioration in HIV

Changes over time in brain volume and cognitive performance were similar between patients with HIV and controls.

Essentia Health Fires 50 Employees for Refusing Influenza Vaccination

Essentia Health Fires 50 Employees for Refusing Influenza Vaccination

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The Minnesota-based hospital chain fired nearly 50 employees for refusal to receive the influenza vaccine.

CDC: HIV Being Diagnosed More Quickly, Annual Infections Have Decreased

CDC: HIV Being Diagnosed More Quickly, Annual Infections Have Decreased

The CDC found that HIV is being diagnosed sooner after infection than previously reported.

Single Measles Cases Associated With Considerable Costs

Single Measles Cases Associated With Considerable Costs

A single case triggers coordinated public health action that is associated with considerable costs.

Many Healthcare Professionals Work While Sick With Influenza-Like Illness

Many Healthcare Professionals Work While Sick With Influenza-Like Illness

Hospital-based healthcare personnel had the highest frequency of working with influenza-like illness.

Mystery Patient Drills Assess ER Response to Communicable Diseases

Mystery Patient Drills Assess ER Response to Communicable Diseases

A series of mystery patient drills was used to assess the emergency department response to patients with communicable disease of public health concern.

<i>Salmonella</i> Infection Rates Decreased in 2016, Says CDC

Salmonella Infection Rates Decreased in 2016, Says CDC

Tougher poultry regulations may explain the 18% decline in food poisonings from Salmonella.

US Mortality Rates from Infectious Diseases Holding Steady

US Mortality Rates from Infectious Diseases Holding Steady

Although new threats have emerged, the number of patients dying from infections has stayed fairly stable.

Popular Theory Debunked Regarding Cranberries and UTIs

Popular Theory Debunked Regarding Cranberries and UTIs

In female nursing home residents, there was no significant effect on bacteriuria plus pyuria over 1 year in those receiving cranberry capsules.

Serious Measles Complication More Prevalent Than Previously Thought

Serious Measles Complication More Prevalent Than Previously Thought

This study suggests that clinicians should be aware of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis in patients with compatible symptoms.

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