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Clusters of underimmunized, vaccine-refusal communities identified in California

January 27, 2015

Underimmunized communities and families that refuse vaccines were found to cluster geographically, which could significantly increase the risk for an outbreak and create barriers in achieving immunization quality benchmarks, according to study data.

Prior studies have found that vaccine refusal and delay are associated with increased risk for measles and pertussis outbreaks, as well as higher individual risks for measles, pertussis, varicella and pneumococcal infections.

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Skin abscesses displayed distinct cutaneous microbiota

January 27, 2015
Patients with acute skin abscesses appeared to develop abnormal microbiota in areas around the wound, according to recent findings. Researchers believe the…
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Child's death linked to N. fowleri in treated tap water

January 26, 2015
A case of primary amebic meningoencephalitis that led to the death of a child in Louisiana was associated with culturable Naegleria fowleri in tap water from a treated…
Interferon-free regimen well tolerated in HIV/HCV coinfected patients In the Journals

Interferon-free regimen well tolerated in HIV/HCV coinfected patients

January 26, 2015
Treatment with an interferon-free regimen of sofosbuvir and ribavirin was well tolerated in patients with HIV/HCV coinfection and yielded improvements in…
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Majority of PCPs assigned high value to medical imaging

January 26, 2015
The majority of primary care physicians considered access to medical imaging to be essential to patient care, indicating that it aided in establishing earlier and more…
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

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Student education, immunization requirements necessary to prevent outbreaks on college campuses

November 28, 2014
NEW YORK — James C. Turner, MD, executive director of the department of student health and the National Social…
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HCV Consults: Volume 1, Number 3

HCV Consults: Volume 1, Number 3

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