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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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Marie R. Griffin, MD In the Journals

PCV7, PCV13 linked with fewer pneumonia hospitalizations

November 6, 2014
Recent data indicate the 7- and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines have significantly contributed to a decreased prevalence of pneumonia among…
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ACIP approves revisions to 2015 childhood immunization schedules

October 30, 2014
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously, 13-0 with two members absent from the meeting, to approve various…
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Marshall discusses the safety, efficacy of a potential combination vaccine for infants

October 28, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — At IDWeek 2014, Gary S. Marshall, MD, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Louisville School of…
In the Journals

Global polio eradication on horizon, international efforts needed

October 28, 2014
Eighty percent of the world population lives in regions considered polio-free by WHO, according to recent data published in the Journal of
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Safety concerns common reason for hepatitis B vaccine refusal

October 24, 2014
SAN DIEGO — Safety and uncertainty involving the risk for hepatitis B are reasons for barriers to vaccine uptake, according to recent study…
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FDA to review pediatric hexavalent vaccine

October 21, 2014
The FDA has accepted for review a Biologics License Application filed by Merck and Sanofi Pasteur for a pediatric hexavalent combination vaccine…
Anthony Fauci

NIH awards seven research grants for vaccine adjuvants

October 18, 2014
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the NIH, has awarded seven research grants to separate institutions to…

$5.8 million contract awarded for development of third Ebola vaccine

October 17, 2014
The US Department of Health and Human Services announced a $5.8 million contract toward the development of a third Ebola vaccine, according to a…
In the Journals

Vaccination coverage rates high among US kindergarteners

October 16, 2014
Routine vaccination coverage among children in kindergarten was at or near the 95% national Healthy People 2020 target for DTaP…
Carol Fakhry In the Journals

Current tobacco use associated with oral HPV-16 infection

October 14, 2014
Researchers identified a significant relationship between oral HPV-16 infection and behavioral and objective biomarkers of current tobacco use…
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