Tag Archives: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

We The People… Have The Right To Be Vaccine-Preventable Disease Free

In honor of Independence Day, NFID is celebrating the right of all individuals to be free of vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccines protect not only the individual who is vaccinated, but also the community in which the individual lives…

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ID News Round-Up: Measles

Despite having eliminated measles in the US nearly two decades ago, the US is once again seeing record-setting cases of the vaccine-preventable disease. The number of measles cases reported in the US this year reached 1,001 on June 5, 2019. This is the largest number of measles cases reported in the US since the last major outbreak in 1994…

The 2019 Oscars of Infectious Diseases: An Evening of Inspiration

On May 9, 2019, the stars of the infectious disease community joined NFID to honor three distinguished public health heroes: Jeremy Farrar, FRS, Anne A. Gershon, MD, and Richard E. Besser, MD…

Measles Outbreaks: Reinforcing the Importance of National Infant Immunization Week

April 27-May 4, 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of National Infant Immunization Week, recognizing the impact of vaccines on improving public health…

2019 Annual Conference on Vaccine Research: News Round-Up

NFID recently hosted the 2019 Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research in Baltimore, MD, drawing more than 250 researchers and healthcare professionals from around the world to share cutting-edge research…

Tips for a Healthy and Memorable Spring Break Adventure

Looking for a warm escape after the gnawing cold of this year’s bitter winter? Before you head out on an adventure, you need to consider whether your vacation destination puts you at risk for any infectious diseases…

Don’t Be A Dreaded Spreader!

Recent news reports show high influenza (flu) activity across the US. NFID urges everyone age 6 months and older to take 3 important steps to #FightFlu and avoid spreading (flu) to others…