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As measles count rises, CDC encourages MMR vaccination

January 29, 2015

Since Jan. 1, 84 cases of measles across 14 states have been reported, 67 of which have been linked to the outbreak stemming from Disneyland resort theme parks, according to the CDC.

Most of the measles cases associated with initial exposure at the Disneyland parks have occurred in California, followed by Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Oregon, Washington and Utah.

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Arizona tracking hundreds of people after possible measles exposure

January 29, 2015
Public health officials in Arizona are monitoring 1,000 people, including 195 children who may have been exposed to measles, stemming from the outbreak that originated…

Clusters of underimmunized, vaccine-refusal communities identified in California

January 27, 2015
Underimmunized communities and families that refuse vaccines were found to cluster geographically, which could significantly increase the risk for an outbreak and create…
Karen Midthun FDA News

FDA approves Bexsero for serogroup B meningococcal disease

January 23, 2015
The FDA today approved the recombinant vaccine, Bexsero, for prevention of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B among individuals aged 10 to 25 years.Bexsero (Novartis)…
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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 Objectives1.Review the current epidemiology of meningococcal disease in…
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Immunization An Update

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

In the current environment of increasing vaccine refusal, the pediatrician has a powerful role to play as a trusted…
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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…
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CDC: Aseptic meningitis outbreak among football players linked to echovirus 30

December 31, 2014
Laboratory testing indicated an association between echovirus 30 and an outbreak of aseptic meningitis among high school football players in…

Influenza in US hits epidemic threshold

December 31, 2014
Influenza activity in the United States has reached an epidemic level for the 2014-2015 season, with national incidence of influenza-like illness…
Melissa Stockwell In the Journals

Electronic reminder increased influenza vaccination rates in late winter

December 31, 2014
Study findings indicated that an electronic vaccination reminder that utilized immunization information from a population-based system increased…
Melissa Stockwell In the Journals

Inclusion of vaccine education improved efficacy of text message reminders

December 30, 2014
Embedding vaccine education information within text message vaccine reminders significantly improved timely receipt of a second dose of influenza…
In the Journals

California pertussis epidemic cases reach near 70-year high

December 29, 2014
There have been 9,935 reported cases of pertussis within the current epidemic in California, representing the state’s greatest number of…
Sean O'Leary, MD, MPH

Personalized approach may be key to addressing vaccine-hesitancy

December 26, 2014
NEW YORK — An individualized approach may be best when addressing concerns of vaccine-hesitant parents, according to a presenter at the 2014…
Joseph A. Bocchini Jr., MD, FAAP

NFID: Recommend HPV vaccine strongly with other routine vaccines

December 23, 2014
To increase HPV vaccine uptake, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases recommends physicians make stronger recommendations to parents and…

Misplaced fear

December 18, 2014
When it comes to Ebola, the public is demonstrating its fear and paranoia with measures ranging from buying personal hazmat suits to excluding…
Astride Jules In the Journals

Despite increase, full influenza vaccination coverage remained below 50%

December 15, 2014
From 2000 to 2001 through 2010 to 2011, influenza vaccination increased among children living in Tennessee, but the proportion of fully vaccinated…
Leah Smith In the Journals

HPV vaccination status, adolescent sexual behavior unrelated

December 12, 2014
HPV vaccination did not have a significant effect on indicators of sexual behavior among adolescent girls, according to recent study findings.Leah
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