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Rotavirus vaccination sustains herd immunity in US

April 15, 2015

Data suggest a significant and sustained decrease in the incidence for seasonal rotavirus activity as well as evidence of herd immunity years after the introduction of the rotavirus vaccine in the United States, according to study results.

Since the approval of the RotaTeq vaccine (RV5; rotavirus vaccine, Merck) in 2006 and the Rotarix vaccine (RV1; rotavirus vaccine, GlaxoSmithKline) in 2008, data indicate rapid uptake of rotavirus vaccination in the U.S. — 44% in 2009, 59% in 2010 and approximately 70% in 2012, according to the study published in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.

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HBV vaccine unaffected by diabetes

April 14, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — There is no statistical evidence that type 2 diabetes negatively affects immune response to hepatitis B vaccine, according to findings presented…

Arrowhead initiates phase 2b trial for potential HBV drug

April 13, 2015
After receiving a clinical hold from the FDA earlier this year, Arrowhead Research Corporation has now been approved by the FDA to begin a multiple-dose phase 2b…
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Barriers may affect engagement of PCPs, patients for proper treatment of HBV, HCV

April 10, 2015
Primary care physicians in the United Kingdom with limited knowledge and concerns about hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus infections had limited ability to engage…
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Pediatric Perspectives on the Management of Diarrhea in Infants and Children - Monograph

Pediatric Perspectives on the Management of Diarrhea in Infants and Children - Monograph

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Infection is 'No. 1 cause' for acute on chronic liver failure in western countries

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In the Journals

Rotavirus vaccination sustains herd immunity in US

April 15, 2015
Data suggest a significant and sustained decrease in the incidence for seasonal rotavirus activity as well as evidence of herd immunity years after…
Meeting News Coverage

HBV vaccine unaffected by diabetes

April 14, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — There is no statistical evidence that type 2 diabetes negatively affects immune response to hepatitis B vaccine, according to…

Arrowhead initiates phase 2b trial for potential HBV drug

April 13, 2015
After receiving a clinical hold from the FDA earlier this year, Arrowhead Research Corporation has now been approved by the FDA to begin a…
In the Journals

Barriers may affect engagement of PCPs, patients for proper treatment of HBV, HCV

April 10, 2015
Primary care physicians in the United Kingdom with limited knowledge and concerns about hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus infections had…
In the Journals

Paper-based screening platform quickly identifies contamination

April 10, 2015
A novel platform using paper and specially developed ink could provide a quick diagnosis of food-contaminating pathogens such as Clostridium
Marije Bomers, MD In the Journals

Portable mass spectrometry technique accurately detects C. difficile in unprocessed stool

April 9, 2015
Field asymmetric ion mobility spectrometry, a portable mass spectrometry instrument that provides rapid chemical composition analysis of gaseous…
In the Journals

Routine rotavirus vaccine reduced disease circulation in US children

April 9, 2015
Nationwide, the rate of rotavirus detection declined sharply in the United States after routine rotavirus vaccinations were implemented in 2007…
In the Journals

Ribotype 027 increases risk for severe C. difficile infection, mortality

April 9, 2015
Age, concurrent antibiotic use and infection with ribotype 027 were associated with severe Clostridium difficile infection and mortality…

ASGE held summit on duodenoscope infection control

April 6, 2015
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy held a meeting at which more than 60 experts and leaders in epidemiology, infection control, GI…
Thomas Frieden, MD In the Journals

Ciprofloxacin-resistant shigellosis detected in 32 US states

April 2, 2015
The CDC has identified a cluster of cases of ciprofloxacin-resistant shigellosis imported into the United States by international travelers…
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