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Influenza B Causes Another Spike in Flu Hospitalizations for March
Health officials around the United States are still recommending the flu shot for late-season protection against the second wave of flu caused by influenza B.
Mumps Outbreak Springs Up Among Attendees of Mexican Dance Events in Delaware
Health officials are in the process of investigating a mumps outbreak that has sprung up among attendees of Mexican dance events in Delaware.
First Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine Recommended by WHO
These recommendations come on the heels of a review of the vaccine by the WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization in October 2017.
Top 5 Infectious Disease News of the Week—March 25, 2018
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top 5 articles from this past week.
HPV Vaccination Rates On the Rise Among US Males
While a new study has found that the HPV vaccination rate has more than tripled among young men in the United States, rates for both males and females are still well below public health targets.
FDA Says Cell-Based Flu Vaccine May Be 20% More Effective Than Egg-Based Vaccine
With influenza B making a late-season rise, health officials are warning that B viruses may cause a second wave of flu this season, while the FDA is backing some alternatives to egg-based flu vaccines.
Federal Government of Nigeria Ensures Free Treatment for Those Affected In Lassa Fever Outbreak
As an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria continues to spread, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations is working with Themis Bioscience to develop a vaccine to protect against the virus.
Controversial AIDS Expert Robert Redfield Named New CDC Director
AIDS researcher Robert Redfield, MD, has officially been named the new director of the CDC.