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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 Norms Institute at the University of Virginia, highlights factors that contribute to common infectious disease outbreaks on college campuses as well as strategies to prevent and contain those outbreaks.

Infectious diseases, such as mumps and meningococcal disease, have been able to reach outbreak levels on college campuses due in part to a lack of immunization uptake combined with a variety of social behaviors that facilitate transmission of pathogens in respiratory or oral secretions.

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Risky behavior, crowded settings increased risk for college campus outbreaks

November 26, 2014
NEW YORK — Crowded environments, increased risky behavior and diverse populations typical within the college setting were associated with increased risk for…
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Policies needed to address endemic polio in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria

November 25, 2014
NEW YORK — Walter A. Orenstein, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, offers his perspective on some of the greatest challenges to global…
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Order of vaccine administration could influence patient compliance with HPV4 vaccine

September 5, 2014
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CDC: HCPs should heed short shelf life of LAIV

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HPV4 vaccine safe, effective 8 years post-vaccination

September 3, 2014
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National HPV vaccination shows promise in Australia

September 2, 2014
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Routine vaccination rates increased, remained stable in 2013

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Study on link between MMR vaccine and autism redacted from publication

August 28, 2014
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Mutated polio virus can resist vaccination

August 25, 2014
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Pertussis vaccination rates unchanged after epidemic

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Changing focus of HPV vaccine discussion could increase immunization rates

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Emphasis on child’s direct benefit increased parents’ intent to vaccinate with MMR

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Parents’ intentions to vaccinate their infants with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine increased if their physician emphasized benefits directly…
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