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ACIP recommends single-dose revaccination for infants born to HBV-infected mothers

February 22, 2017

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted today in favor of single-dose alternative to 3-dose revaccination for infants born to hepatitis B surface antigen-positive mothers who failed to respond to the initial hepatitis B vaccination series.

In a 13-1 vote, with one recusal, the committee approved the recommendation that HBsAg-negative infants with hepatitis B surface antibody levels <10 IU/mL should be revaccinated with a single dose of hepatitis B vaccine, followed by post-vaccination serologic testing 1-2 months later.

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Smear-negative youth screened for TB reveal low risk of transmission in schools

February 21, 2017
Researchers in Italy found that the Mycoplasma tuberculosis transmission rate in school settings from smear-negative index cases were very low, particularly in those
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Men-C-Con vaccine more economical vs. Men-4-Con vaccine in Quebec

February 20, 2017
Monovalent C meningococcal conjugate vaccine was a more economical option compared with a quadrivalent ACWY vaccine due to low epidemiologic factors for disease risk…
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‘Anti-vaxxers’: A menace to public health

Infectious Disease News, February 2017
Marjorie P. Pollack, MD; Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
Vaccines have been a wonderful addition to the medical armamentarium and have made major inroads in reducing morbidity and mortality due to infectious diseases. They…
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Prevention of Meningococcal Infections in the First 2 Years of Life

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1.Review the current epidemiology of meningococcal disease in children. 2. Discuss 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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ACIP recommends single-dose revaccination for infants born to HBV-infected mothers

February 22, 2017
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted today in favor of single-dose alternative to 3-dose revaccination for infants born to…

In the Journals

Smear-negative youth screened for TB reveal low risk of transmission in schools

February 21, 2017
Researchers in Italy found that the Mycoplasma tuberculosis transmission rate in school settings from smear-negative index cases were very low

In the Journals

Men-C-Con vaccine more economical vs. Men-4-Con vaccine in Quebec

February 20, 2017
Monovalent C meningococcal conjugate vaccine was a more economical option compared with a quadrivalent ACWY vaccine due to low epidemiologic factors…

Eye on ID

‘Anti-vaxxers’: A menace to public health

Infectious Disease News, February 2017
Marjorie P. Pollack, MD; Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
Vaccines have been a wonderful addition to the medical armamentarium and have made major inroads in reducing morbidity and mortality due to…

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Canadian pediatricians should be wary of TB among Aboriginal children

February 15, 2017
Pediatricians in Canada should consider tuberculosis disease in children with epidemiologic risk factors and suggestive symptoms or signs of organ…

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Infectious Diseases and Immunizations in International Adoption

Pediatric Annals, February 2017, Volume 46 Issue 2
Children who are adopted internationally have an increased risk of infectious diseases due to endemic conditions and variable access to preventive…

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Concomitant administration of Menveo, other vaccines linked to Bell’s palsy

February 13, 2017
Researchers detected a temporal association between occurrences of Bell’s palsy and concomitant administration of Menveo vaccine with HPV…

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Modeling shows invasive Salmonella vaccine reduces cases, deaths among children

February 10, 2017
A new model used to assess the impact of non-typhoidal Salmonella vaccine campaigns found that implementing a vaccine for invasive strains through

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Zika vaccine may not be available until 2020

February 9, 2017
In a little over 1 year since the Zika virus outbreak began making headlines, a number of drug companies and research institutes have stepped forward…

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Early dose of measles vaccine can decrease mortality, morbidity

February 8, 2017
Receiving early measles vaccination before age 9 months can reduce general morbidity in children and may improve their general health, according to

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