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5 Things You May Not Know About Meningitis

Each year, World Meningitis Day highlights the importance of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and improving support for those dealing with the potentially devastating after-effects of this deadly disease.

ID News Round-Up: #COVID-19 Face Masks

Coronavirus has made face masks a popular conversation topic: How do face masks work? How do you make a face mask? When should you wear it? How should you clean it?

The Importance of Preparing for the Next Pandemic

As the US grapples with one of the worst public health crises of our lifetime, the consequences of years of underfunding US healthcare infrastructure and research and development are becoming all too clear. The infrastructure used for the COVID-19 response today is the same infrastructure that was built to address seasonal and pandemic influenza (flu) over the last two decades.

Schaffner Report: #COVID-19 Face Masks

Citing recent studies on asymptomatic transmission, CDC recommends that the general public wear cloth face coverings in public settings like grocery stores and pharmacies, where social distancing may be hard to maintain. NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD discusses the rationale for the updated guidance and what the public should know about wearing face masks…

ID News Round-Up: #COVID-19

As the current pandemic continues to spread in the US, social distancing to help #StopTheSpread of COVID-19 has become a key topic of discussion. Read recent news of interest from the world of infectious diseases, with a focus on COVID-19…

Recognizing #WomenInScience

To recognize the impact of inspirational women in the field of vaccinology, programming at the NFID Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research (ACVR) will highlight the accomplishments of women leaders working in a variety of professional settings…

Schaffner Report: Coronavirus Special Edition

As the number of reported cases of COVID-19 continue to increase, US public health officials are ramping up preparedness response efforts at the local, state, and national levels, including quarantines and travel restrictions. NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD discusses steps that both the public and healthcare professionals can take…

ID News Round-Up: Novel Coronavirus (#COVID-19)

The novel coronavirus disease that was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019 now has an official name: COVID-19. Read recent news of interest from the world of infectious diseases, with a focus on COVID-19…

Influenza Vaccination Is Critical for Patients with Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the US—each year, one in four deaths are caused by heart disease. American Heart Month is an ideal time to raise awareness about the importance of heart-healthy lifestyle choices, including annual influenza (flu) vaccination.

Join the Conversation: It’s Still Flu Season

To raise awareness about the importance of annual flu vaccination, NFID participated in two recent Twitter chats to share valuable resources about flu prevention and treatment. Read more to view highlights of the chats…

HPV Vaccination: Dispelling Myths to #PreventCancer

More than 44,000 men and women get HPV-related cancers in the US each year. Today, these are all cancers that can be prevented through vaccination. The myths and misconceptions have obscured the importance of the vaccine for cancer prevention—for both males and females.