Examining the US Response to the Mpox Outbreak
By way of natural immunity, vaccination, and behavior change, the majority of the 30,861 documented cases and 54 deaths were confined to 2022, and the epidemic curve portrays a picture of success.
Health Care Workers Can be Part of the Climate Change Solution
Anesthetic gases and meter dose inhalers, how we use our antibiotics, how we use our resources for infection prevention and control, and how we use plastic and food in our hospitals all add up.
Addressing Challenges in Pediatric Tuberculosis Treatment
Pediatric TB is an intricate challenge that demands continued attention and funding.
HPV Vaccines Have Reshaped the Epidemiological Landscape
Prophylactic HPV vaccines have demonstrated remarkable efficacy, exceeding 98%, and they are already proving to be effective in the prevention of anogenital warts, precancerous lesions, and cancer alike.
AI Benefits, Challenges in Infectious Disease Treatment
Isaac "Zak" Kohane, MD, PhD, the inaugural chair of Harvard Medical School's Department of Biomedical Informatics, discussed artificial intelligence during a plenary session at IDWeek 2023.
Are Cases of Lyme Disease Underreported in the US?
Nirsevimab Demonstrates Lasting Efficacy in Infants Through First RSV Season
The drug, marketed as Beyfortus, was approved by the FDA in July for the prevention of RSV lower respiratory tract disease (LRTD) in newborns and infants born during or entering their first RSV season, and for children up to 24 months of age who remain vulnerable to severe RSV disease through their second RSV season.
Maternal RSV Vaccines: Updates for Health Care Providers
Maternal immunization can prevent RSV in infants.
Can Vaccination Protect Children Against Long COVID?
Research findings may support further COVID-19 vaccination in children.
Maternal Group B Streptococcus Vaccines: Update
Group B streptococcus is the most common cause of early- and late-onset neonatal sepsis.
Prioritizing Culturally Competent Care, Advocacy, and Access in HIV
To sufficiently address HIV, stakeholders across the health care spectrum must come together.
Latest Research: COVID-19 Therapies
Vaccine Candidates Show Promise for Pediatric RSV
Results of multiple studies were presented at IDWeek 2022.
Spotlight on Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines
After multiple approvals and emergency use authorizations, It’s time to take stock of the state of pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.
High-Dose Influenza Vaccine Confers Higher Relative Vaccine Efficacy/Effectiveness Vs Standard Dose
Investigators reviewed data from 19 studies and 11 consecutive flu seasons.
Pediatric Patients at End of Life Are Often Given Antibiotics
Antibiotics are often administered to pediatric patients at end of life, even in cases without infection.
Antibiotics Overprescribed to Hospitalized Children with COVID-19
Although few cultures showed bacterial coinfections, many children were given antibiotics.
Latest Research: New Vaccines
What Impacts Adult Vaccination?
Adult vaccine uptake lags and understanding the reasons could be important.
Routine Vaccination Makes Chickenpox Rare in United States
The US was the first country to begin universal vaccination of children against varicella.
Vaccine Hesitancy Trends from 2019 to 2022 Evaluated
As vaccine hesitancy grows, fewer children are receiving routine childhood vaccines.
Long COVID Leads to Lingering Effects in Children
Additional research is needed to fully understand the scope of Long COVID.
Bivalent mRNA COVID-19 Booster Associated With Significantly Higher Antibody Response
Moderna’s bivalent mRNA COVID-19 booster reached prespecified superiority and noninferiority criteria against multiple strains of SARS-CoV-2.
Impact of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant on COVID-19 Reinfection Rates
The Omicron variant radically changed reinfection rates.
Examining Factors That Impact Antibiotic Prescribing in Urgent Care
Determining the characteristics that impact antibiotic prescribing behavior is important for addressing health inequity.
Latest Research: COVID-19 Vaccines
A selection of the latest COVID-19 vaccine research out of IDWeek 2022.
Implications of Current Maternal Tdap Vaccine Uptake on Future Vaccines
What does the uptake look like for one of the most common vaccines given during pregnancy—and what does this mean for the future?
Receipt of Routine Vaccines May Be Predictive of COVID-19 Vaccination Status
Adults who receive influenza and pneumococcal vaccines may be more likely to receive COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.
Rethinking Antibiotic Prescribing Practices in Dental Clinics
Guidelines for prescribing antibiotics in the dental setting should be revisited.
Increased HPV Knowledge Could Lead to Increased Vaccination Rates
Improving vaccination rates for the most common STI in the United States could be as simple as increasing knowledge about HPV.
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