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Teen Tdap MenACWY HPV vaccine coverage increases nationwide

July 31, 2015

Adolescent Tdap, quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate and HPV vaccination coverage increased in the United States from 2013 to 2014, although HPV vaccination coverage remains comparatively low, according to a recent report in MMWR.

“I am frustrated that in 2014, four out of 10 adolescent girls and six out of 10 adolescent boys had not even started the HPV vaccine series and are vulnerable to cancers caused by HPV,” Anne Schuchat, MD, assistant surgeon general, said at a news conference. “High Tdap and quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY) vaccine rates show that it is possible to achieve high HPV vaccination rates with the current infrastructure.”

In the Journals

Copayments linked to antibiotic resistance in low-, middle-income countries

July 31, 2015
In low- and middle-income countries, copayments in the public sector were associated with the development of antibiotic resistance, researchers reported. Out-of-pocket…
In the Journals

Portable UV booth disinfects contaminated PPE

July 30, 2015
A portable ultraviolet-C disinfection booth significantly reduced the number of pathogens such as bacteriophage MS2 and MRSA on personal protective equipment, according…
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Forecasting model predicts subtropical influenza epidemics

July 30, 2015
An influenza forecasting system may be the first to accurately predict the timing and magnitude of epidemics in subtropical climates, according to data recently…

Gilead's product sales soar due to Harvoni

July 30, 2015
Gilead Sciences announced second quarter financial results and showed an increase of $1.7 billion for overall product sales and an increase of $1.6 billion in antiviral…
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HCV VOICE

HCV VOICE II: Optimizing Virological Outcomes with Integrated HCV Education

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP.

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, hepatocellular…
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VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

July 1, 2015
Timothy Brown – the Berlin patient – has led researchers to the next frontier of HIV research, according to…
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Infectious Disease Case Consults

The Patient with Acute-Bacterial Skin and Skin-Structure Infections

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with acute-bacterial skin and skin-structure…
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