This Week's Most-Read Infectious Disease Stories

It's Friday the 13th, but you can counteract bad luck by catching up on this week's top infectious disease news.

It's Friday the 13th, but you can counteract bad luck by catching up on this week's top infectious disease news.

From RSV to hepatitis to avian influenza, this week's most-clicked infectious disease topics remained as varied as ever.

1. On the Precipice of the World's First RSV Vaccine: What's Taking so Long?

RSV cases spiked to unprecedented levels this season. Why were these infections so frequent and severe? Why has vaccine development taken so long?

2. HIVMA Creates Paxlovid Clinical Resources for Treating People With HIV and Hepatitis C

They developed clinical guidance and other resources looking to address potential drug interactions with these patient populations who have COVID-19 and may be treated with Paxlovid.

3. NIH Awards Grants Toward Diagnosis of COVID-19-Related Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

Research will focus on new technologies for early diagnosis of severe illnesses resulting from SARS-CoV-2 infection.

4. Hong Kong Confirms Human Case of Avian Flu, as Colorado Reports Mass Bird Deaths

Hong Kong confirmed a case of a man critically ill with avian influenza. On the other side of the world, Colorado is reporting its worst-ever avian flu outbreak among poultry, migratory birds, and birds of prey.

5. COVID-19 Vaccinations Increased 5.2% This Year. Where Are They Still Lagging?

Good news: across 23 countries, trust in COVID-19 vaccines increased 5.2% from 2021 to 2022. However, vaccine hesitancy remains in key populations.

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