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Global polio eradication requires domestic, international support

November 23, 2014

NEW YORK — During his keynote address at the 2014 Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium, Walter A. Orenstein, MD, praised the significant progress in global eradication of polio, but noted that reservoirs of the disease remain, indicating a need for increased efforts worldwide.

From 2009 to 2013, the number of confirmed cases of wild poliovirus type 1 decreased from 482 to 135 while confirmed cases of wild poliovirus type 3 decreased from 1, 122 to zero. In 2009, there were 1,256 confirmed cases of wild poliovirus in endemic countries, compared with 117 in 2014.

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IGRA TB tests expected to significantly reduce false-positive results compared with TST

November 23, 2014
NEW YORK — Jeffrey R. Starke, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, addresses the growing availability of interferon-gamma release assays…
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Early doxycycline treatment needed to address tick-borne rickettsial disease

November 22, 2014
NEW YORK — Gordon E. Schutze, MD, professor of pediatrics and retrovirology at the Baylor College of Medicine, discusses treatment for the range of lesser-known…
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HPV vaccination rates among girls lowest in states with highest cervical cancer rates

November 20, 2014
The percentage of girls who receive HPV vaccinations is considerably lower in states that have higher rates of cervical cancer incidence and mortality, according to…
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A 9-Year-Old Female with Bilateral Leg Weakness After Influenza Vaccination

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Addressing adolescent sexuality is often a challenge for most practicing pediatricians. Because we typically are…
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Early doxycycline treatment needed to address tick-borne rickettsial disease

November 22, 2014
NEW YORK — Gordon E. Schutze, MD, professor of pediatrics and retrovirology at the Baylor College of
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