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Year in Review: Reflecting on 2018 News Stories

NFID has compiled the top five important infectious disease stories of 2018, highlighting developments in disease prevention and treatment and the importance of timely vaccination across the lifespan…

NFID Board Picks: Holiday Reading Recommendations

The end of the year is a great time to enjoy some downtime and catch up on must-read books, but what will you read? We asked members of the NFID Board of Directors for their holiday reading recommendations. View their picks…

Alexa, Who Should Get a Flu Shot?

Last year, 185 children in the US died from influenza (flu) infections or related complications. And like many seasons before, almost 80% of those children who died did not get a flu shot…

‘Tis The Season To Be Thankful (For Vaccines!)

As the holiday season approaches, many will prepare to gather with family and friends to celebrate and give thanks. People with diabetes are more susceptible to contagious illnesses, so pre-holiday visits are an opportune time to educate patients and promote vaccination…

Antibiotic Resistance: A Pressing Public Health Issue

Each year in the US, more than two million individuals become sick with infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and more than 23,000 die as a result of these infections. Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them…

The Impact of Pharmacists as Frontline Immunizers

While 46 states currently allow pharmacists to administer all recommended vaccines and all 50 states allow flu vaccines to be given, many states continue to place barriers between patients and pharmacists as immunizers, primarily by age and/or prescription restrictions…

Hepatitis B: Are You at Risk?

Did you know that in the US, two out of three people living with chronic hepatitis B do not know they are infected but can still spread the virus…

ID News Round-Up

Read recent news of interest from the world of infectious diseases: Scientists studied flu cases in more than 600 cities and towns around the US—and found where flu season lasts the longest: According to new research published in Science, in more densely populated cities, influenza (flu) season is typically longer and more persistent than it is in small towns. Researchers looked at…