Children’s immune systems do not develop ‘adaptive’ memory to protect against second time SARS-CoV-2 infection

Children have largely avoided severe COVID-19 symptoms because they have a strong initial ‘innate’ immune reaction that quickly defeats the virus. And now, researchers led by scientists at the Garvan…

COVID-19 booster doses could significantly reduce the incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection among young adults

A recent study published in the journal PLOS Medicine examined the effectiveness of booster doses of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines in protecting vaccinated young adults against severe acute respiratory…

COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy protects infants from SARS-CoV-2 infection

In a recent study under review at the Nature Portfolio journal and currently posted to Research Square* preprint server, researchers evaluated the efficacy of maternal coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination…

Post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children appears to be lower than in adults

A new study conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) RECOVER Pediatric Electronic Health Records (EHR) Cohort and authored by Suchitra Rao, MD, infectious disease specialist at Children’s Hospital…

Clinicopathological correlations and obstetric management of pregnant women with monkeypox virus infection

In a recent review published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, researchers described the impact, potential mechanisms, and management of maternal and fetal monkeypox virus (MPXV) infections. Study:…

SARS-CoV-2 infection in mothers does not have a significant teratogenic effect

In a recent Birth Defects Research study, United States-based scientists determined that infection with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) during the first trimester of pregnancy does not…

Quarantine guidance for Omicron infection

In a 2021 media statement released by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the agency provided a series of updated guidelines on how the U.S. population…

COVID-19 infection in late pregnancy associated with higher rates of preterm birth

SARS-CoV-2 infection is associated with an increased risk of preterm birth, but only for women infected in their final trimester, according to research published in the open access journal PLOS…

Infection in early life can increase a baby’s sensitivity to pain

Researchers from Oxford’s Department of Pediatrics have discovered that infection can increase a baby’s sensitivity to pain, which may last longer than the infection. In a new study published in…

Researchers report high rates of new TB infection among adolescents in Tanzania

Published today in PLOS ONE, “Serial T-SPOT.TB responses in Tanzanian adolescents: transient, persistent and irregular conversions” [https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0268685], investigators from the Geisel School of Medicine and Muhimibili University of Health and…