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NIH investigates single vaccine to protect against several mosquito-borne viruses

NIH investigates single vaccine to protect against several mosquito-borne viruses
March 27, 2017

With mosquito-borne illnesses posing an ongoing public health threat around the world, there is a significant need for advances in combating and controlling mosquito vectors. Although outbreaks of Zika virus have brought this particular disease to the forefront in recent years, it is only one of several mosquito-borne illnesses that infect and kill people each year.

“We’re aware of Zika because it is new on the public health radar and it’s a significant issue, but the burden of disease and the amount of illness caused by diseases like dengue and chikungunya in areas around the world is considerable every single year,” Matt Zahn, MD, chair of the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Public Health Committee, told Infectious Disease News. “Having a vaccine that would protect against these diseases and generally against a vector that is one of the larger spreaders of serious viral infections would be a huge advance.”

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Parental perceptions about influenza vaccine inhibit uptake

March 24, 2017
The way in which the childhood influenza vaccine is perceived has a strong connection with uptake, intended uptake and opinion of side effects, according to a recent
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ASCO issues global guidance on HPV vaccination to prevent cervical cancer

March 22, 2017
The American Society of Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, has released the first guideline on primary prevention of cervical cancer that accommodate multiple regions of the…
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Despite decline in mumps encephalitis, all-cause encephalitis continues to rise

March 22, 2017
Although hospital admissions for encephalitis related to measles and mumps has decreased significantly in England, the incidence of all-cause childhood encephalitis is
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One More Shot for the Road: A Review and Update of Vaccinations for Pediatric International Travelers

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
Increasing numbers of children are traveling to developing countries where they are often at a higher risk than adults…
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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

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Internet misinformation, dated beliefs continue to fuel vaccine hesitancy

November 24, 2015
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French GPs show vaccine hesitancy, discrepancy in recommendations

December 5, 2016
In France, where the public is highly skeptical of vaccines, 14% of general practitioners, or GPs, are at least moderately vaccine-hesitant and many…

ID experts anxious, uncertain about Trump presidency

December 2, 2016
Days after winning the White House, President-elect Donald J. Trump declared during a TV interview that he would try to keep in place parts of the…

Meeting News

Debating the benefits and risks of vaccination against meningococcal disease

December 1, 2016
Although many pediatricians in the U.S. recommend vaccinating against serogroup B meningococcal disease to the parents of their patients, questions…

In the Journals

Association with Tdap, meningococcal vaccine requirements could increase HPV vaccination uptake

November 29, 2016
School-entry HPV vaccination requirements had a minimal impact in HPV prevention coverage for adolescent girls, though state vaccination requirements…

Meeting News

Enhanced diagnostic methods, treatment imperative for TB elimination

November 28, 2016
The CDC reported that tuberculosis is the leading pathogen killer in the world again, with between 1.8 million to 10.4 million people infected…

Meeting News

RSV vaccine development theory includes three approaches to treatment

November 28, 2016
NEW YORK — Revolutionary developments toward respiratory syncytial virus prevention and vaccination plans, such as inhibiting RNA, targeting…

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Two-dose regimens of Gardasil 9 noninferior to three-dose regimens

November 28, 2016
Two-dose regimens of Gardasil 9 separated by 6 or 12 months in girls and boys aged 9 to 14 years were noninferior compared with a three-dose regimen…

Meeting News

Zika presence in the US raises concern about congenital infections

November 23, 2016
NEW YORK – Pediatricians should be wary of

FDA approval expands use of FluLaval influenza vaccine

November 21, 2016
GlaxoSmithKline announced its’ FluLaval Quadrivalent influenza vaccine has been approved by the FDA for use in children aged 6 months and

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Implementation policies crucial to get global vaccination ‘back on track’

November 20, 2016
NEW YORK — Despite a reduction in child mortality rates worldwide over the last two decades, critical gaps remain in vaccine program…

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