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Measles vaccine campaign results in unexplained mortality decrease in Guinea-Bissau

October 7, 2015

The implementation of a measles vaccination campaign in a West African country resulted in a significant reduction in the mortality rate for children aged younger than 4 years that was unrelated to measles prevention, according to a recent study.

“Mortality levels were stable during 2004 and 2005, but a mortality drop was observed after the 2006 measles campaign,” Ane B Fisker, PhD, of the Bandim Health Project at the INDEPTH Network in Guinea-Bissau, and colleagues wrote. “The mortality decline was due to nonspecific effects of measles vaccination rather than protection against measles infection or uncontrolled confounding.”

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FDA News

FDA updates labeling for Olysio

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Infectious Disease Case Consults

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VIDEO: Monoclonal antibody shows promise in CDI treatment

VIDEO: Monoclonal antibody shows promise in CDI treatment

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Current Controversies in HIV Management:  Use of PrEP, Initial Treatment Regimens, Switching/Substitution, and Co-Infection

Evolution of HIV Treatment: How to Start, How to Switch, How to Treat HIV/HCV Co-infection

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