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Student education, immunization requirements necessary to prevent outbreaks on college campuses

November 28, 2014

NEW YORK — James C. Turner, MD, executive director of the department of student health and the National Social Norms Institute at the University of Virginia, highlights factors that contribute to common infectious disease outbreaks on college campuses as well as strategies to prevent and contain those outbreaks.

Infectious diseases, such as mumps and meningococcal disease, have been able to reach outbreak levels on college campuses due in part to a lack of immunization uptake combined with a variety of social behaviors that facilitate transmission of pathogens in respiratory or oral secretions.

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Risky behavior, crowded settings increased risk for college campus outbreaks

November 26, 2014
NEW YORK — Crowded environments, increased risky behavior and diverse populations typical within the college setting were associated with increased risk for…
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Policies needed to address endemic polio in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria

November 25, 2014
NEW YORK — Walter A. Orenstein, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, offers his perspective on some of the greatest challenges to global…
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Education is key to help protect patients from animal bites

November 24, 2014
NEW YORK — Educating patients on animal interaction and pet selection is one way physicians can contribute to the prevention of animal bites, according to a…
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Lack of effective strategies available to address vaccine-hesitant parents

Lack of effective strategies available to address vaccine-hesitant parents

November 23, 2014
NEW YORK — Sean T. O'Leary, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado, discusses…
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Policies needed to address endemic polio in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria

Policies needed to address endemic polio in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria

November 25, 2014
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