Infection

 
New CDC COVID-19 Guidelines Reduce Quarantine Requirement after Exposure
August 12, 2022

After exposure to COVID-19, asymptomatic individuals in low-risk settings no longer need to quarantine, says the CDC; masking is still recommended.

5 Clinical Updates in Tick-borne Disease Research
August 11, 2022

Lyme disease vaccine being tested in phase 3 trial, Lyme disease diagnoses up 357%, and 3 more updates on tick-borne diseases.

FDA EUA for Monkeypox Virus Vaccine Expands Available Doses by 5-Fold
August 10, 2022

A smaller dose given by intradermal injection will expand the total US supply by a factor of 5, FDA says.

Monkeypox Declared US Public Health Emergency by HHS
August 05, 2022

Monkeypox will now be treated as a public health emergency in the US where the outbreak has become the largest in the world, according to authorities.

Impact of HPV Vaccination in US is Rising, and Herd Immunity is Getting Stronger, According to New Research
August 04, 2022

Investigators from CDC warned, however, that HPV vaccinations missed due to the COVID-19 pandemic could stymie this progress.

Polio Case in the US in Same NY Community that Harbored Measles Outbreak in 2018-19
August 02, 2022

The first US polio case in more than a decade was found in vaccination-poor Rockland County, NY, where the virus has now been found in wastewater.

A Fever of Unknown Origin: When a Thorough History is an Afterthought
August 01, 2022

When a workup begins with lab tests a thorough history can be an afterthought. Before this patient had a blind liver biopsy, case author Dr Rodger MacArthur asked some simple questions.

Monkeypox Quick Take: What do Americans Think, Believe, Fear?
July 29, 2022

A new survey of monkeypox outbreak perceptions among US adults offers primary care clinicians a quick take on what their patients may be thinking.

COVID-19 Update: US Vaccinations, Booster Doses, & Global Data as of July 27, 2022
July 27, 2022

Data from the CDC on US vaccination and booster shot rates and from the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map on cases and deaths in the US and worldwide.

COVID-19 Update: US Vaccinations, Booster Doses, & Global Data as of July 26, 2022
July 26, 2022

Data from the CDC on boosters and US vaccination rates and from the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map on cases and deaths in the US and worldwide.