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2014 enterovirus D68 outbreak prevalent in children with asthma

May 4, 2015

Enterovirus D68 was associated with rampant, severe respiratory illness in children, particularly those with asthma, according to a study presented at the CDC’s Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service conference in Atlanta.

Although enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) historically has been infrequent and often isolated, increases in severe respiratory illness related to EV-D68 were observed beginning in August 2014. The researchers collected regional syndromic surveillance information from Missouri, Illinois and Colorado between August and September 2014, as well as admissions data from one hospital in each state.

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2014 outbreak at US-Mexico border linked to S. pneumoniae serotype 5

April 29, 2015
A severe disease outbreak among unaccompanied children from Central America who crossed the United States-Mexico border between June and July 2014 appears to have been…
Polio eradication within reach In the Journals

Polio eradication within reach

April 28, 2015
Wild polio virus cases have declined considerably since the 1988 World Health Assembly resolution to eradicate polio, and the final goal appears within reach…
Receipt of indomethacin did not affect risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia, death in preterm infants Meeting News Coverage

Receipt of indomethacin did not affect risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia, death in preterm infants

April 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Prophylactic indomethacin did not reduce risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia or death among extremely preterm infants, according to data presented at…

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Research, LTD.

Acute bacterial conjunctivitis affects approximately 1 of every 8 children each year, and 5 million cases occur in the…
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Video: Paul A. Offit, MD, discusses religious exemptions from important vaccinations

February 11, 2015
Paul A. Offit, MD, chief of the division of infectious diseases at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia…
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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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Astride Jules In the Journals

Despite increase, full influenza vaccination coverage remained below 50%

December 15, 2014
From 2000 to 2001 through 2010 to 2011, influenza vaccination increased among children living in Tennessee, but the proportion of fully vaccinated…
Leah Smith In the Journals

HPV vaccination status, adolescent sexual behavior unrelated

December 12, 2014
HPV vaccination did not have a significant effect on indicators of sexual behavior among adolescent girls, according to recent study findings.Leah
In the Journals

Incidence of bloodstream infections three times higher in patients with JIA

December 12, 2014
Incidence of bloodstream infections in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis were rare, but occurred three times more often than in the general…
In the Journals

2013-2014 RSV seasonality similar to previous year

December 12, 2014
The seasonality of respiratory syncytial virus generally circulates during the fall, winter and spring in temperate climate zones, but exact…
Steven Lipshultz In the Journals

In utero exposure to ART linked to decreased heart development, performance

December 10, 2014
Exposure to HIV treatment in utero may increase infants’ risk for development deficiencies and reduced performance of the heart during…
Karen Midthun, MD FDA approvals

FDA approves 9-valent HPV vaccine for certain cancers

December 10, 2014
The FDA today approved a new vaccine for the prevention of certain diseases caused by HPV that has the potential to prevent approximately 90% of…
Margaret Chan

Global malaria cases, deaths declined since 2000

December 9, 2014
Worldwide cases of malaria and malaria-related deaths have greatly declined since 2000, according to data recently published in the World Malaria…
In the Journals

Indoor DDT spraying failed to add additional protection against malaria

December 8, 2014
The combined use of insecticidal bed nets and spraying insecticide inside homes was no more effective at protecting children against malaria than…
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Diagnostic TB tests performed accurately among adults, poorly in children

December 8, 2014
Despite accuracy among adults, two diagnostic tests performed poorly when diagnosing tuberculosis in Tanzanian children, according to data published…
Heather Bresch FDA approvals

FDA tentatively approves pediatric HIV-1 treatment

December 5, 2014
Mylan today announced it has received tentative FDA approval for a fixed-dose combination of abacavir and lamivudine to treat HIV-1 among…
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