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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 suggest.

“Outpatient gastroenteritis encounters were modestly increased in some age categories,” CDC researchers wrote in TheJournal of Infectious Diseases. “One explanation could be that rotavirus illness occurred in some vaccinated households but was less severe because of lower overall shedding of wild-type rotavirus passed from a previously vaccinated infant (compared to an unvaccinated infant), so that care is more frequently received as an outpatient only and less frequently at a higher level.”

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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 presented at a…
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Tdap cocooning against pertussis effective in Australian cohort

September 18, 2014
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Genetic, structural defects triggered epileptic seizures after vaccination

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Recent data show that genetic or structural defects were the common underlying cause of epilepsy onset after routine vaccination. Nienke E. Verbeek, MD, MSc, of the…
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The Vicar of Vicarious Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

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Immunization An Update

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MMRV vaccine increased risk for febrile seizures

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Rotavirus vaccine well tolerated among neonates

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Delayed MMR, MMRV vaccination linked to seizures

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School-located flu vaccination program reduced infection rates

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Conjugate vaccines reduced meningitis sepsis rates in England

May 16, 2014
The incidence of vaccine-preventable bacterial diseases have significantly decreased among children in England during the past 50 years, according to…
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