Hospitalized or Not, COVID Symptoms Persist in Many After 2 Years
(MedPage Today) -- Over half of patients were still experiencing at least one post-COVID-19 symptom 2 years after acute infection, whether they had been hospitalized or not, a cross-sectional cohort study showed. Among nearly 700 patients infected... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 16, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Monoclonals for COVID in Pregnancy Pass Safety Test, Efficacy on the Other Hand ...
(MedPage Today) -- Monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 was safe to use in pregnancy, but wasn't all that effective, according to a single-center study. Among pregnant patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 who received monoclonal antibody... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 15, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

ED Visits for Suicide Thoughts Rise; Bivalent Booster Benefit; Pandemic Experts Axed
(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require subscriptions. Teen emergency department (ED) visits related to thoughts of suicide have seen an unprecedented rise since 2016. (Pediatrics) A federal judge in Texas ruled that the Affordable... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 14, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

For Better COVID Vax Response in Rheumatology Patients, Hold the MMF Longer
(MedPage Today) -- PHILADELPHIA -- Patients taking mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) for rheumatologic conditions had much stronger antibody responses to vaccination against COVID-19 when the immunosuppressant was stopped for 10 days or more, a retrospective... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 14, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

'Of' or 'With' COVID? Pandemic Deaths Are Getting Harder to Count
(MedPage Today) -- In this video, Jeremy Faust, MD, editor-in-chief of MedPage Today, outlines why COVID deaths are getting harder to count and recommends looking at an all-cause mortality framework to get a more accurate picture of mortality rates... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 11, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Yellow Fever Vaccine Potency Wanes Over Time
(MedPage Today) -- SEATTLE -- A single-dose of vaccine for yellow fever (YF-VAX strain 17D-204) is touted as offering lifelong protection, but the jab's potency was reduced over time, researchers reported. In blood samples from 22 flavivirus... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 7, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC Warns on Early Wave of Respiratory Illnesses
(MedPage Today) -- The CDC is warning of elevated levels of non-COVID respiratory illnesses in recent weeks -- including rising cases of influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and rhinovirus. The surge stands in contrast to the lower... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 4, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malaria Vaccine Candidate 'Impressive' in Phase III Test
(MedPage Today) -- SEATTLE -- A much-anticipated malaria vaccine candidate demonstrated an overall efficacy of 75% in young children, and with no serious safety concerns, results from a phase III trial spanning four African nations showed. In... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 3, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

MIS-C Diagnosis Made Easy
(MedPage Today) -- A simple diagnostic model accurately determined which pediatric patients were suffering from multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) as opposed to the many other conditions that include similar symptoms, researchers... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 3, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

'Concerning' Malaria Surge After Asian Mosquito Invades African City
(MedPage Today) -- SEATTLE -- Early this year an alarming surge of malaria was reported out of Dire Dawa, a small urban center in Ethiopia, sparking enough concern that the Ethiopian government called in a research team to determine what was... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 2, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Vax Protection Against Omicron More Durable for Adolescents Than Young Kids
(MedPage Today) -- Protection with mRNA vaccination for COVID-19 faded rapidly against infections from the Omicron variant in younger children, though proved more durable in adolescents, likely due to the higher dose, real-world data from Qatar... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 2, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Monoclonal Antibody Shows Protection Against Malaria
(MedPage Today) -- SEATTLE -- A monoclonal antibody delivered intravenously was effective in protecting against Plasmodium falciparum infection over a 6-month malaria season in Mali, a phase II placebo-controlled trial showed. Among 330 healthy... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 1, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Vaccine Candidates for RSV Ward Off Severe Illness in Older Adults
(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- Prefusion F protein vaccine candidates for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) proved safe in adults 60 and up while demonstrating an ability to thwart lower respiratory tract illness, including severe cases, a... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 26, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Model Predicts COVID Deaths Will Flatline This Winter
(MedPage Today) -- The U.S. probably won't see a major surge in COVID deaths this winter, according to new models from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington in Seattle. By Feb. 1, 2023, daily deaths... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 26, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Anti-Inflammatory Agents May Have Role in COVID-19 Pneumonia
(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- Use of the anti-inflammatory agents infliximab (Remicade) and abatacept (Orencia) added to standard of care showed a hint of improvement in outcomes for patients hospitalized with COVID-19 pneumonia, according... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 25, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news