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Latest Results of the Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment Project
Jessica Justman, MD, reveals the latest results of the Population-based HIV Impact Assessment Project (2017).
The Current State of Lyme Disease Prevention
Patricia Smith, President of the Lyme disease Association Inc., discusses Lyme disease infection prevention.
Why Was a Specific Meningococcal Disease Vaccine Recommended for the 2016 Rutgers Outbreak?
The CDC offers insight into why a rare exception to the general recommendation of either brand of MenB vaccine had been made for the Rutgers outbreak in 2016.
Populations at Risk for Flu-associated Complications and Recommended Treatments
Rebekah Stewart Schicker, MSN, MPH, APRN, Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Influenza Division, discusses which outpatient populations are at highest risk of influenza-associated complications and the recommended treatments for these individuals.
2016-2017 Flu Season: Is There Anything New About This Year's Vaccine?
Stephen Redd, MD (RADM, USPHS), Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), discusses the 2016-2017 flu vaccine.
Can a Genital Herpes Vaccine Protect Against Oral Herpes?
Kenneth Fife, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine at Indiana University, School of Medicine, discusses whether or not his genital herpes vaccine, GEN-003, can protect against oral herpes.
Michigan Varicella Outbreak Associated with Riding a School Bus
A varicella outbreak that had occurred last year in Michigan is thought to be associated with riding on a school bus, which makes small, enclosed spaces, such as a school bus, a risk factor for both transmitting and acquiring airborne diseases.
How Can Polio Seasonality Be Used to Eradicate the Disease Worldwide?
Micaela Martinez, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, discusses how vector seasonality can potentially be used to eradicate polio worldwide.
Influenza A (H3N2) has caused most of the illnesses in this severe flu season, but influenza B is becoming increasingly responsible for more infections as the flu season continues to hit the United States.