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Vaccine-derived poliovirus emerges in Laos

December 1, 2015

WHO has reported three cases of vaccine-derived poliovirus circulating in the Bolikhan district of Laos, according to a press release.

“Circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses are rare but well-documented strains of poliovirus mutated from strains in the oral polio vaccine,” WHO wrote in the release. “They can emerge in some populations that are inadequately immunized.”

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Agricultural antibiotic misuse may reduce efficacy of pediatric medicine

December 1, 2015
Unnecessary overuse and misuse of antibiotics in animal feed designed to promote growth and increase feed efficiency has the potential to reduce the effectiveness of…

Recent deaths, microcephaly cases in Brazil linked to Zika virus infection

November 30, 2015
Brazil’s ministry of health linked two deaths and an unusual increase in the number of cases of microcephaly to Zika virus infection, according to a press release…
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Late-onset group B streptococcal sepsis exceeds early-onset pediatric cases in Switzerland

November 30, 2015
Cases of late-onset group B streptococcal sepsis were more prevalent than early-onset cases among pediatric hospitals in Switzerland, according to recent data in The

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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Recommendation challenges persist for HPV, influenza, meningoccocal vaccines

November 21, 2015
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Extending catch-up cohort for vaccine reduces HPV prevalence

July 15, 2015
In countries where HPV vaccination was previously targeted only to one or two cohorts of girls, an extended catch-up strategy targeting girls and…
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Only two states require HPV vaccination

July 14, 2015
Researchers from Princeton University reported that only two states and Washington, D.C., require adolescents to receive the HPV vaccine, and each…
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Mortality risk greater in children with severe C. difficile, chronic conditions

July 13, 2015
Certain chronic comorbidities and more severe infection were associated with a higher mortality risk among children with Clostridium difficile

Parents view vaccine safety, benefits more favorably

July 10, 2015
Parents’ opinions on the safety and effectiveness of vaccines have shifted toward more of a benefit and less of a threat, according to the…
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Gardasil HPV4 vaccine determined safe despite parental concerns

July 9, 2015
Gardasil quadrivalent HPV vaccine was determined to be well-tolerated and safe for routine use in girls and boys as well as young men and women…
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Bloodstream infections prevalent in children post-transplant

July 7, 2015
Bloodstream infections were prevalent in children who underwent living-donor liver transplantation, and were associated with severe blood loss and…

ACIP recommends changes to smallpox guidelines

June 26, 2015
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices unanimously recommended that anyone with possible exposure to orthopoxvirus be evaluated…

ACIP recommends changes in pneumococcal, influenza vaccines

June 25, 2015
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to accept recommendation proposals concerning the interval between receipt of pneumococcal…
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Facility’s antimicrobial stewardship reduces antibiotic use by 59%

June 25, 2015
AntimicrobialsA long-term pediatric health care facility cut its use of antibiotics by more than half by substituting other medications to treat…
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Hand washing, nail clipping reduce intestinal reinfection rates

June 18, 2015
Hand washing and nail clipping significantly reduced the spread of infectious diseases caused by intestinal parasites in children from…
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