Latest News & Updates

News, perspectives, and resources about the prevention and treatment of infectious
diseases across the lifespan from NFID leaders and partners

Infectious Diseases

Protect yourself and your
family from preventable
infectious diseases

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Flu (Influenza)

Influenza (flu) is a contagious viral infection of the nose, throat, and lungs that can cause mild to severe symptoms and life-threatening complications, even in healthy children and adults

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

RSV infects the lungs and breathing passages and can be serious, especially for infants and older adults

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Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can result in severe, sometimes permanent, complications including pneumonia, seizures, brain damage, and even death

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Information about vaccines recommended for
children, adolescents, and adults


Tools to educate and engage the public, communities, and healthcare
professionals about infectious diseases across the lifespan

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Real Stories, Real People

Ben’s Story (Meningococcal Disease)

A 6-year-old was hospitalized and permanently lost all hearing in his left ear due to bacterial meningitis. Now he wants others to know about life-saving vaccines …

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Seth Berkley Infectious Ideas Podcase Episode 11, Season 2

A Leader for Global Health Equity—Seth F. Berkley, MD

S2, E11: Seth F. Berkley, MD, shares insights from his notable career, including his impactful work in Uganda rebuilding the immunization program and developing the national AIDS control program, his work with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and his trailblazing leadership of COVAX, which helped deliver more than 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines globally to 146 countries.

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June 18, 2024 12:00 pm

Updates on Avian Influenza A(H5N1)

In this recorded webinar, speakers discuss the current US outbreak of avian influenza A(H5N1), also referred to as bird flu. The webinar addresses the epidemiology of avian influenza as well as current guidelines and strategies for disease management and prevention …

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Education & Events

NFID offers continuing education activities and other events to
support increased awareness of infectious diseases

2024 NFID Awards Gala and Silent Auction

Save the date for the 2024 NFID Awards Gala and Silent Auction in Washington, DC on September 19, 2024

Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research

The Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research (ACVR) addresses scientific advances in vaccine research, development, implementation, and evaluation

Clinical Vaccinology Course

Expert faculty provide the latest information on vaccines, including current vaccine recommendations and innovative and practical strategies to ensure timely and appropriate immunization


NFID hosts webinars to increase awareness of the importance of infectious disease prevention and treatment

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