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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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FDA approves Bexsero for serogroup B meningococcal disease

January 23, 2015
The FDA today approved the recombinant vaccine, Bexsero, for prevention of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B among individuals aged 10 to 25 years.Bexsero (Novartis)…
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Disneyland measles outbreak spreads; AAP urges vaccination

January 23, 2015
The California Department of Public Health has confirmed 79 cases of measles among California residents, and of these, 52 are linked to Disneyland or Disney…
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Combinations of vaccination, treated bednets may alter malaria immunity

January 22, 2015
Use of mixed interventions against malaria, such as vaccination and treated bednets, may lead to nonlinear responses that alter acquired protection against future…
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In the Pink! A Closer Look at Pediatric Conjunctivitis

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon.

Bacterial conjunctivitis is the most common conjunctivitis in infants and preschool-aged children. Pediatricians must…
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Review emphasizes careful surveillance in the diagnosis of dermatologic infections

Review emphasizes careful surveillance in the diagnosis of dermatologic infections

November 22, 2014
NEW YORK — Lawrence F. Eichenfield, MD, chief of pediatric and adolescent dermatology at Rady Children's…
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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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An estimated 1.2 million cases of giardiasis and 750,000 cases of cryptosporidiosis occur in the United States…
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Jason Newland Meeting News Coverage

Antibiotic stewardship program reduced readmission rates in pediatric hospital

October 10, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Data presented at IDWeek 2014 suggest when antibiotic stewardship program recommendations are followed at a pediatric hospital…
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Enterovirus D68: What we know

October 9, 2014
Mary Anne Jackson, MD, of Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo., reviews five lessons clinicians have learned about…
Sheldon Kaplan Meeting News Coverage

Invasive pneumococcal infections continue to decline post-PCV13 introduction

October 9, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Since the implementation of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, invasive pneumococcal infections continue to decline…
Steven Gilman Meeting News Coverage

C. difficile treatment well-tolerated in children

October 9, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea treatment fidaxomicin was well-tolerated in a pediatric cohort, according to data…

CDC updates enterovirus D68 cases

October 8, 2014
The CDC and state public health laboratories now have confirmed 664 people from 45 states and the District of Columbia with respiratory illness…
In the Journals

More evidence may be needed to confirm long-term HPV vaccine efficacy

October 7, 2014
Study data from long-term observation did not indicate any loss of antiviral protection after vaccination against HPV types 16 and 18, but stronger…
In the Journals

In California, rate of diagnosed congenital toxoplasmosis low

October 5, 2014
From 1998 to 2012, only two cases of clinically identified congenital toxoplasmosis were seen in children born in California, according to recent…
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CDC details neurologic illness, enterovirus D68 in Colorado children

October 3, 2014
The CDC has provided details of acute neurologic illness of unknown etiology in children in Colorado, some of whom tested positive for enterovirus…
In the Journals

Younger age, higher CD4 count at ART initiation increased recovery odds

October 3, 2014
Recent data show children who received antiretroviral therapy at a higher CD4 percentage and younger age were more likely to experience immunologic…
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Pneumonia, preterm birth complications leading causes of death in young children

October 2, 2014
Approximately half of the 6.3 million children who died before aged 5 years in 2013 died of infectious causes, according to study findings in The
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