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Recurrent invasive pneumococcal disease predicts pediatric primary immune deficiencies

April 17, 2015

Recurrent invasive pneumococcal disease episodes are a significant indicator for the presence of primary immune deficiencies in children, according to results of a 29-year Danish study.

“Recurrent invasive pneumococcal disease occurs mostly in children with an underlying disease, but some cases remain unexplained,” Helene Ingels, MD, of the National Neisseria and Streptococcus Reference Center and the department of microbiological surveillance and research at the Statens Serum Institut in Denmark, and colleagues wrote. “Immunodeficiency has been described in [these children] but the prevalence is unknown.”

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N. lactamica may suppress meningococcal outbreaks

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Nasal inoculation with live Neisseria lactamica inhibited meningococcal carriage in young adults, according to results of a block-randomized human challenge…
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April 15, 2015
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Rotavirus vaccination sustains herd immunity in US

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Adult Immunization and Its Impact on Children

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CME Educational Objectives1.Review the incidence of selected vaccine-preventable diseases in the adult…
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Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinatehas been a growing problem in the past 2-3decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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Video: Paul A. Offit, MD, discusses religious exemptions from important vaccinations

February 11, 2015
Paul A. Offit, MD, chief of the division of infectious diseases at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia…
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Physician associations urge vaccination, preparation against measles outbreak

February 6, 2015
In response to the 102 cases of measles reported across 14 states as of Jan. 30 — largely stemming from the outbreak in Disneyland resort theme…
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CDC, AAP approve recommended pediatric immunization schedules for 2015

February 5, 2015
Based on the October 2014 meeting among the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, recommended immunization schedules for children…
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AAP president advises vaccination amid multistate measles outbreak

February 3, 2015
Ninety-nine cases of measles have been confirmed in California, of which 65 have been epidemiologically linked to Disneyland resort theme parks…

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the Affordable Care Act

Pediatric Annals, February 2015, Volume 44 Issue 2
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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January 23, 2015
The California Department of Public Health has confirmed 79 cases of measles among California residents, and of these, 52 are linked to…

Measles outbreak in California spreads from Disneyland to high school

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