The effect of COVID-19 response in China shows that quarantine, social distancing, and isolation of infected persons can contain the epidemic in other countries.
Pfizer announced topline data from one of its phase 3 studies for 20vPnC for the prevention of invasive disease and pneumonia.
Patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) who receive medications for OUD following endocarditis may experience improved health-related outcomes.
Adherence to antimalarials may offer a protective effect against type 2 diabetes mellitus among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
Veterans Affairs hospitals adopted more infection prevention practices than non-VA hospitals.
Healthcare workers were more likely to partake in hand-hygiene protocols after contaminating tasks vs critical tasks and before such tasks.
Donor cytomegalovirus seropositivity at transplantation was associated with an increased risk for thrombotic events post-transplantation.
Triplex, a modified recombinant attenuated poxvirus vaccine engineered to induce a virus-specific T-cell response to control CMV in recipients of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant was safe and well tolerated.
A glycoprotein in Ebola called the mucin-like domain may be of interest in the development of an oncolytic for brain cancer.
The FDA has granted Fast Track designation to RiVax® for the prevention of ricin intoxication.
Of patients who received cefoperazone-sulbactam, 9.2% reported a coagulation disorder and 15.7% reported a decrease in platelet count.
The DTaP-IPV-Hib-HepB vaccine has safety profile consistent with licensed comparator vaccines and has been included in the federal Vaccines for Children program.
Updated recommendations for the use of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine have been developed by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
The ACIP has released an updated version of the child and adolescent immunization schedule for ages 18 years and younger in the United States.
The ACIP has released an updated version of the adult immunization schedule for ages 19 years and older in the United States.
In addition to high antibody levels, factors including exposure to the human papillomavirus (HPV) and antibody avidity may be important and necessary to protect against infection.
ACIP has updated recommendations to allow for the use of the Tdap vaccine for the decennial tetanus and diphtheria toxoid booster.
Mandatory vaccination is associated with increased vaccination coverage for measles and pertussis as well as reduced measles incidence in Europe.
Microbiologic treatment failure was found to be independently associated with recurrent pneumonia or death among patients with bacterial pneumonia after clinical cure.
For patients with oropharynx cancer, the rates of head and neck cancer mortality and competing mortality vary depending on HPV status.