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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.

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): What You Need To Know

On January 21, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first US case of a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Washington state, and the World Health Organization (WHO) convened an Emergency  Committee to determine whether the outbreak should be declared an international public health emergency. Here’s what you need to know…

Diseases On The Big Screen: Films For Holiday Viewing

Looking for some entertaining activities with friends and family this holiday season? NFID has compiled an Amazon List of movies with an infectious disease twist to add to your viewing line-up. Check out the movies below to share your infectious disease knowledge pointing out impossible scenarios versus plausible storylines!

Tackling The Flu: A Team Effort

Mark May, 2019 NFID #FightFlu ambassador and former Outland Trophy winner, urges football fans to get vaccinated and help spread awareness, not flu