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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…

Prevention and Control of Influenza and Dengue Through Vaccine Development

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1.Review the impact of influenza infection in the pediatric population. 2. Discuss the…
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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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PAS 2016

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VIDEO: Recent progress in development of universal flu vaccine

April 19, 2016
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Ongoing varicella outbreak affects 75 children in New York

May 17, 2016
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recently issued an advisory to physicians concerning an ongoing investigation into 75 cases…

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Electronic data exchange improves child, adolescent vaccine status

May 16, 2016
Exchanging data between a city-run immunization registry system and patients’ electronic medical health records helped to improve child and…

In the Journals

Abstinence-only pledgers at increased risk for HPV, nonmarital pregnancy

May 12, 2016
Risk for human papillomavirus and nonmarital pregnancy increased among adolescents who took “virginity pledges” as part of…

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Perceived nonefficacy cited for mumps vaccine refusals in Japan

May 11, 2016
Recent findings published in Public Health indicated that perceived nonefficacy was significantly associated with mothers in Japan refusing the…

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Concomitant administration of Menveo, other vaccines increases risk for Bell’s palsy

May 9, 2016
BALTIMORE — Concomitant administration of Menveo vaccine with HPV, influenza or Tdap vaccines demonstrated an increased the risk for…

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94% of surveyed elite US universities require vaccines for enrollment

May 5, 2016
BALTIMORE — Data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting indicated that 94% of 129 surveyed top-ranked universities in the United…

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Trumenba provides strong immune response among adolescents, young adults

May 5, 2016
BALTIMORE — Trumenba, a bivalent vaccine for prevention of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B, appears to safely elicit a robust bactericidal…

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Woman with rabies infection, no PEP delivers healthy baby in China

May 4, 2016
Investigators reported that a woman in rural China who was infected with rabies while pregnant and did not receive post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP…

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More effective, timely HPV vaccine recommendations effective at increasing coverage rates

May 2, 2016
BALTIMORE – Improving the quality and increasing the frequency of HPV vaccine recommendations “drastically” increased overall…

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Adolescents with anxiety, depression more likely to exhibit HPV persistence

May 1, 2016
BALTIMORE — Stress and maladaptive coping mechanisms impacted HPV acquisition and persistence among girls and women, indicating a link between…

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