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Maternal immunization protects infants against influenza for 8 weeks

July 25, 2016

Influenza vaccination during pregnancy protected infants against the illness for a limited duration of 8 weeks, a recent study reported.

“The incidence of influenza illness among infants is high and is associated with a substantial increase in outpatient visits and hospitalizations during the influenza season, especially among infants younger than 6 months of age,” Marta C. Nunes, PhD, of the respiratory and meningeal pathogens research unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, and colleagues wrote. “While active annual influenza vaccination is the most efficient mode for the prevention of influenza, current vaccines are poorly immunogenic and not licensed for use for infants younger than 6 months of age.”

Complications common in Spanish children with extrapulmonary TB

July 15, 2016
Recent findings from a Spanish study showed that immigrant status, immune disorders and drug resistance were linked to pediatric extrapulmonary tuberculosis, with 40% of…
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Meningococcal B outbreak response reveals higher frequency of vaccine-related health events

July 14, 2016
Data from research conducted during an outbreak of serogroup B meningococcal disease on a university campus revealed that vaccine-related health events occurred more…

Arizona measles outbreak grows to 22 confirmed cases

July 12, 2016
An outbreak of measles associated with a private Arizona immigration detention center has grown to 22 confirmed cases, according to news releases from the Arizona…
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Maternal immunization protects infants against influenza for 8 weeks

July 25, 2016
Influenza vaccination during pregnancy protected infants against the illness for a limited duration of 8 weeks, a recent study reported.

Complications common in Spanish children with extrapulmonary TB

July 15, 2016
Recent findings from a Spanish study showed that immigrant status, immune disorders and drug resistance were linked to pediatric extrapulmonary…

In the JournalsPerspective

Meningococcal B outbreak response reveals higher frequency of vaccine-related health events

July 14, 2016
Data from research conducted during an outbreak of serogroup B meningococcal disease on a university campus revealed that vaccine-related health…

Arizona measles outbreak grows to 22 confirmed cases

July 12, 2016
An outbreak of measles associated with a private Arizona immigration detention center has grown to 22 confirmed cases, according to news releases…

In the Journals

Maternal influenza vaccination linked to reduced respiratory illness among infants

July 11, 2016
Infants born to mothers who received influenza vaccine during pregnancy were less likely to be hospitalized for acute respiratory illnesses during…

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CDC: Number of HPV–associated cancers on the rise

July 8, 2016
Approximately 39,000 new cases of HPV–associated cancers were diagnosed per year in the United States between 2008 and 2012, according to data…

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HPV vaccination may lead to perceived need for safer sexual behaviors

June 30, 2016
After receiving HPV vaccine, adolescent girls demonstrated a greater perceived need for safer sexual behaviors and an increased perception of the…

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Single dose of oral cholera vaccine less effective in younger children

June 29, 2016
Recent findings showed that a single dose of oral cholera vaccine was 40% effective for individuals aged 5 years and older in Bangladesh, although…

ACIP recommends that LAIV should not be used

June 23, 2016
In a reversal of its recommendation last year, the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has voted to approve an update for the 2016-2017…

ACIP recommends cholera vaccine for travelers

June 22, 2016
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously today to accept proposed recommendations for a single-dose, live, oral cholera…

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