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Americas becomes first region declared free of measles

September 27, 2016

The Americas became the first WHO region to be declared free of measles after going 14 years without an endemic case.

The announcement was made today during the annual Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/WHO in Washington, D.C.

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Dengue vaccine may cause disease, hospitalization in low, moderate transmission areas

September 27, 2016
Routine administration of the Dengvaxia dengue vaccine in low-transmission areas could increase the number of patients hospitalized with severe secondary infections

Negotiated HCV drug prices similar across industrialized nations

September 27, 2016
A new report suggests while the list prices of the most commonly used drugs for hepatitis C vary across industrialized countries, net prices negotiated by various…

Q&A: Keeping nonimmunizing families in practices

September 27, 2016
According to a recent study in Pediatrics, the percentage of pediatricians who reported parents refusing vaccines for their children rose from 74.5% in 2006 to 87% in…
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Probiotics recommendations do little to reduce antibiotic prescribing among patients with asthma

September 27, 2016
There is no evidence that advising patients with asthma on the use of winter probiotics will reduce antibiotic prescribing rates, according to data published in the…
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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

During the last decade, several new vaccines, including the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), tetanus, diphtheria…
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Chapter 26: Medical Management of Severe Ulcerative Colitis

From Ulcerative Colitis: The Complete Guide to Medical Management
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VIDEO: Presentation highlights ‘current epidemic’ of syphilis among patients with HIV, importance of screening for STIs

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