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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.

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

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…
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 interferon-gamma release assays…
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Maternal Immunization: An Update for Pediatricians

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives1.Discuss the current recommendations for vaccination during pregnancy in the United…
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Pediatric Annals August 2013

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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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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Partnership aims to benefit school-located vaccination programs

September 23, 2014
School-located vaccination programs, despite their benefits, struggle to remain financially sustainable, according to study data published in…
In the Journals

Rotavirus vaccine in children may offer household protection

September 22, 2014
Adults in households with children who had received rotavirus vaccine demonstrated lower rates of gastroenteritis-related hospitalizations, new data…
Thomas R. Frieden In the Journals

Influenza vaccinations urged for young, middle-aged adults

September 19, 2014
Influenza vaccination rates have increased overall, but rates among healthy adults younger than 65 years remain less than 40%, according to new data…
In the JournalsPerspective

Tdap cocooning against pertussis effective in Australian cohort

September 18, 2014
Recent data show a government-funded cocoon program was effective in protecting newborns from pertussis during an epidemic in New South Wales…
In the JournalsPerspective

Genetic, structural defects triggered epileptic seizures after vaccination

September 17, 2014
Recent data show that genetic or structural defects were the common underlying cause of epilepsy onset after routine vaccination. Nienke E. Verbeek
Jessica Fishman In the JournalsPerspective

Parental, adolescent knowledge of HPV unrelated to vaccination status

September 16, 2014
Recent data show parental and adolescent knowledge of HPV and HPV vaccination was not associated with adolescent vaccination among a predominantly…
In the Journals

CDC: Varicella surveillance requires improvement in US

September 15, 2014
Although varicella surveillance has significantly increased, some areas require improvement, such as data transmission from local jurisdictions to…
In the Journals

Order of vaccine administration could influence patient compliance with HPV4 vaccine

September 5, 2014
Although adolescent girls reported more arm pain after receiving quadrivalent HPV vaccines, physicians should consider administering it prior to…
In the Journals

CDC: HCPs should heed short shelf life of LAIV

September 4, 2014
A significant number of expired doses of live attenuated influenza vaccine doses were administered between 2007 and 2014, according to a recent…
Stan Block In the Journals

HPV4 vaccine safe, effective 8 years post-vaccination

September 3, 2014
Three doses of quadrivalent HPV vaccine provided protection against disease and persistent infection for more than 8 years, according to recent study…
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