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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 patients presenting with complications.

“Our study describes the epidemiology, clinical spectrum and diagnostic challenges of pediatric [extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB)] in a low-burden region,” Begoña Santiago, PhD, at Hospital General Universitario Gergorio Marañón in Madrid, and colleagues wrote. “Few reports have specifically addressed pediatric EPTB, and this represents the largest series from a low-burden region over the last decades.”

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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 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 influenza season…
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Childhood Immunization Policies and the Prevention of Communicable Disease

Pediatric Annals, March 2011, Volume 40 Issue 3
1. Review the process through which vaccines are licensed and recommendations are developed for routine use. 2. Discuss…
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Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinate has been a growing problem in the past 2-3 decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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Access to detailed VAERS reports reduces vaccine acceptance

June 20, 2016
Recent research in Vaccine found that exposure to detailed reports from the FDA and CDC’s vaccine adverse events reporting system decreased…

In the Journals

Meningococcal bacterial load varies by wide magnitude in adolescents

June 17, 2016
Recent findings published in Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal suggest that the bacterial load of meningococcus in adolescents varies by up to…

In the Journals

Rapid response reported in university meningococcal B outbreak

June 14, 2016
A recent report published in MMWR detailed the deployment of a rapid incident command system and vaccination campaign in response to an outbreak of…

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Combined RotaTeq, Rotarix vaccine series as effective as single series

June 14, 2016
Recent research found that completing a three-dose rotavirus vaccine series using both RotaTeq and Rotarix was nearly as effective as completing a…

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Continued pertussis outbreaks call vaccine effectiveness into question

Infectious Diseases in Children, June 2016
Edward A. Bell, PharmD, BCPS
Immunization strategies to control pertussis infection and disease in infants and children have been in use for more than 70 years, yet large…

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Males more frequently infected with invasive pneumococcal diseases

June 13, 2016
A recent analysis of CDC surveillance data suggested that male invasive pneumococcal disease rates were significantly greater than those of females…

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Varicella vaccination still cost-effective despite hypothesized shortened asthma onset

June 13, 2016
Recent findings published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal showed that chickenpox vaccination in the United States remained…

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Concomitant vaccine-related febrile seizures rare among infants

June 8, 2016
The risk for febrile seizures was slightly increased among infants after administration of influenza vaccine when administered with DTaP or…

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Google search trends effective for outbreak surveillance

June 7, 2016
Recent research confirmed the epidemiological utility of search engine queries by revealing increased searches in areas during illness seasons and…

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New pneumococcal serotypes colonize nasopharynx since PCV13 introduction

June 7, 2016
New serotypes of pneumococcus have begun to colonize the nasopharynx of children since the introduction of the PCV13 vaccine in 2010, according to…

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