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Despite measures, infection control in daycare centers remains daunting

November 25, 2015

NEW YORK — In her presentation, Susan Coffin, MD, MPH, clinical director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, outlines the challenges faced by pediatricians in attempting to curtail the spread of infectious diseases in the daycare setting, as well as preventative measures key to infection control.

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Internet misinformation, dated beliefs continue to fuel vaccine hesitancy

November 24, 2015
NEW YORK — Gary S. Marshall, MD, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, discusses the root causes of vaccine…
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Infections contribute to risk of psoriasis, antibiotics do not

November 24, 2015
Infections contribute to the risk of psoriasis, while antibiotic use does not, according to data presented in JAMA Dermatology.“We found that antibiotics were no…
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Elimination of vaccine exemptions serves children's best interests

November 23, 2015
NEW YORK — The elimination of personal belief exemptions to vaccination, which have no scientific or medical basis, is required to protect children from the…

Adult Immunization and Its Impact on Children

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives1.Review the incidence of selected vaccine-preventable diseases in the adult…
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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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Internet misinformation, dated beliefs continue to fuel vaccine hesitancy

November 24, 2015
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Compliance with Pneumovax 23 vaccination poor among high-risk patients

October 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — High-risk patients demonstrated poor overall compliance rates with Pneumovax 23 vaccination, varying widely across diagnoses…
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Investigational hexavalent vaccine safe, effective when given with RotaTeq, Prevnar 13

October 28, 2015
WASHINGTON — An investigational combination hexavalent vaccine for protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliovirus, Haemophilus
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AAP statement cites dangers of global warming on pediatric health

October 26, 2015
WASHINGTON — Global climate change has a direct impact on the health of children worldwide — adding risks such as heat stress, diminished…
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RTS,S/AS01-induced antibody titers predict long-term vaccine efficacy

October 22, 2015
Antibody titers generated from RTS,S/AS01, a malaria vaccine that targets Plasmodium falciparum circumsporozoite protein, predicted the efficacy of…

ACIP approves updates to 2016 child, adolescent immunization schedule

October 21, 2015
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously today to approve various updates to the 2016 child and adolescent…
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Infant vaccine schedule with bOPV noninferior to IPV

October 19, 2015
Sequential schedules of inactivated poliovirus vaccines and bivalent oral poliovirus vaccines appeared to be noninferior compared with an inactivated…
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Recommendation for routine HPV4 vaccination leads to increased uptake

October 15, 2015
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations for routine quadrivalent HPV vaccination appears to have increased uptake among boys in…
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Global rubella elimination lags behind WHO goals

October 13, 2015
While cases of rubella have declined dramatically worldwide since 2000, reported elimination and control in 2014 lags behind WHO goals to eliminate…
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Clinical, demographic factors identify patients at risk for measles transmission

October 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Clinical and demographic features of patients in particular regions may be used to identify those at risk for measles transmission…
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Rotavirus burden decreases, epidemiology changes after 2006 vaccination implementation

October 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Data presented here at IDWeek 2015 suggest that population vaccination policies implemented in 2006 reduced the burden of rotavirus…
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