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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 presenter at the 2014 Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium.

Animal bites account for 1% of ED visits and often come from household pets, according to Margaret C. Fisher, MD, medical director of the Pediatric Subspecialty Center at Monmouth Medical Center. Approximately 90% of animal bites are from dogs, and 3% to 15% are from cats.

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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 the lack of proven evidence-based strategies to…
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Global polio eradication requires domestic, international support

November 23, 2014
NEW YORK — During his keynote address at the 2014 Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium, Walter A. Orenstein, MD, praised the significant progress in global…
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IGRA TB tests expected to significantly reduce false-positive results compared with TST

November 23, 2014
NEW YORK — Jeffrey R. Starke, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, addresses the growing availability of interferon-gamma release assays…
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The Vicar of Vicarious Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Pediatric Annals, June 2014, Volume 43 Issue 6
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Immunization An Update

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

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IGRA TB tests expected to significantly reduce false-positive results compared with TST

IGRA TB tests expected to significantly reduce false-positive results compared with TST

November 23, 2014
NEW YORK — Jeffrey R. Starke, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, addresses the…
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Margaret Fisher Meeting News Coverage

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…
Lack of effective strategies available to address vaccine-hesitant parents Meeting News CoverageVideo

Lack of effective strategies available to address vaccine-hesitant parents

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NEW YORK — Sean T. O'Leary, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado, discusses the lack of proven…
Walter Orenstein Meeting News Coverage

Global polio eradication requires domestic, international support

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NEW YORK — During his keynote address at the 2014 Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium, Walter A. Orenstein, MD, praised the significant…
IGRA TB tests expected to significantly reduce false-positive results compared with TST Meeting News CoverageVideo

IGRA TB tests expected to significantly reduce false-positive results compared with TST

November 23, 2014
NEW YORK — Jeffrey R. Starke, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, addresses the growing availability of…
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Global vaccination coverage progressing, requires further improvement

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November 19, 2014
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WHO: Progress towards measles elimination stalling

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PCV7, PCV13 significantly decreased risk for sinusitis, pneumonia hospitalization

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Leaders call for integrated approach to prevention on World Pneumonia Day

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