Prevention

Latest News

Prophylaxis With TMP-SMX Did Not Alter Risk for Non-UTI Infections

Prophylaxis With TMP-SMX Did Not Alter Risk for Non-UTI Infections

Daily prophylaxis with TMP-SMX was not associated with change in risk for skin and soft tissue or sino-pulmonary infections, or pharyngitis in children.

Pneumococcal H Influenzae Protein D Conjugate Vaccine Effective in Children

Pneumococcal H Influenzae Protein D Conjugate Vaccine Effective in Children

The burden of childhood and infant pneumonia can be effectively reduced through the use of the pneumococcal Haemophilus influenzae protein D conjugate vaccine.

FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for People Through Age 45

FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for People Through Age 45

US Food and Drug Administration approval of the Gardasil 9 HPV vaccine has been expanded to include people ages 27 through 45.

Increasing Water Intake Can Reduce Cystitis Recurrence

Increasing Water Intake Can Reduce Cystitis Recurrence

For women at high risk for recurrence, increasing water intake can prevent recurrence.

Improving Rates of Combination Pneumococcal Vaccination in Patients With SLE

Improving Rates of Combination Pneumococcal Vaccination in Patients With SLE

Pneumococcal vaccination rates in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus improved significantly after the implementation of a multifaceted intervention at a rheumatology practice.

High Level of Population-Wide Immunity Enhances Disappearance of Sabin-2 Poliovirus

High Level of Population-Wide Immunity Enhances Disappearance of Sabin-2 Poliovirus

A high level of population-wide immunity at the time the oral polio vaccine 2 was withdrawn has helped to enhance the disappearance of Sabin-2 vaccine poliovirus.

Risk Assessment Reduces Length of Hospital Stay, Costs in Patients who Inject Drugs

Risk Assessment Reduces Length of Hospital Stay, Costs in Patients who Inject Drugs

A 9-point risk assessment (IVAT) identified persons with a history of injection drug use (IDU) safe for discharge and reduced the mean length of hospital stay (ALOS) by 20 days and total direct cost by 33%.

HPV Vaccination Decreases High-Grade Cervical Lesions in Women

HPV Vaccination Decreases High-Grade Cervical Lesions in Women

From 2008 to 2015, both cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grades 2, 3 and adenocarcinoma in situ rates and cervical cancer screening declined in women age 18 to 24 years.

High Population Immunity Aids in Global Elimination of Sabin-2 Poliovirus

High Population Immunity Aids in Global Elimination of Sabin-2 Poliovirus

High population immunity is an indicator of the decline in serotype 2 Sabin vaccine poliovirus after serotype 2 oral poliovirus vaccine withdrawal.

Neisseria Meningitidis Serogroup W Infections Increasing in Georgia

Neisseria Meningitidis Serogroup W Infections Increasing in Georgia

The incidence of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W incidence has been increasing in Georgia since 2006.

High-Touch Surfaces at Airports Often Covered in Pathogens

High-Touch Surfaces at Airports Often Covered in Pathogens

At least one respiratory virus detected in 10 percent of surface samples at major airport during flu season.

Improved Immune Response to Pneumococcal Vaccine in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis

Improved Immune Response to Pneumococcal Vaccine in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis

Suppressing cytomegalovirus may improve the immune response to a T cell-dependent pneumococcal vaccination in patients experiencing ANCA-associated vasculitis.

CDC: HPV Vaccination Rates Increasing Among Adolescents

CDC: HPV Vaccination Rates Increasing Among Adolescents

Proportion of teens up to date with HPV vaccines also increasing; reached 48.6 percent in 2017.

Prenatal Tdap Vaccination Not Associated With an Increased Risk of Autism

Prenatal Tdap Vaccination Not Associated With an Increased Risk of Autism

No association was observed between prenatal vaccination of Tdap vaccination and an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder risk in children.

Southwest Passengers May Have Been Exposed to Measles

Southwest Passengers May Have Been Exposed to Measles

Passengers and crew on four Southwest Airlines flights within Texas in late August are being notified that they may have been exposed to measles.

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters