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Malaria Vaccine to Be Piloted in Three African Nations Free

A malaria vaccine pilot program will begin in Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi in 2018, the World Health Organization has announced.

CDC Updates Advice on Using Nonpharmacologic Measures for Pandemic Influenza Free

The CDC has updated its 2007 guidelines for public health departments on managing potential influenza pandemics through nonpharmacologic interventions, such as social distancing, environmental surface cleaning, and personal hygiene.

Drug Watch / Vaccine Watch

Revised Recommendations for HPV Vaccine

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) finds that two doses of human papillomavirus vaccine have efficacy equivalent to the three-dose schedule for 9- to 14-year-olds.

HIV and ID Observations Blog

If United Airlines Ran Your Doctor’s Office Practice Free

Dr. Paul Sax takes a satirical look at the recent United Airlines debacle.

Guideline Watch

2017 U.S. Adult Immunization Schedule

Small changes have been made to human papillomavirus and meningococcal vaccination schedules.

Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Leishmaniasis

Treatment options are limited, and supporting evidence generally is poor.

Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Adults and Children

Recommendations on TB testing incorporate recent evidence on using an interferon-gamma release assay for latent TB and nucleic acid amplification testing for active TB.