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Americas becomes first region declared free of measles

Americas becomes first region declared free of measles
September 27, 2016

The Americas became the first WHO region to be declared free of measles after going 14 years without an endemic case.

The announcement was made today during the annual Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/WHO in Washington, D.C.

Q&A: Keeping nonimmunizing families in practices

September 27, 2016
According to a recent study in Pediatrics, the percentage of pediatricians who reported parents refusing vaccines for their children rose from 74.5% in 2006 to 87% in…
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Prenatal Tdap vaccination more effective than postpartum immunization

September 27, 2016
Tdap vaccination from 27 to 36 weeks’ gestation was 85% more effective than postpartum vaccination at preventing pertussis in infants aged younger than 8 weeks…
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Dengvaxia increases risk for dengue virus in low-transmission areas

September 27, 2016
The dengue virus vaccine Dengvaxia, now available in six countries, may increase disease severity in locations with lower infection rates and in younger children…
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Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks: Still with Us After All These Years

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
Outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to occur in the United States, and they have been occurring at…
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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

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

During the last decade, several new vaccines, including the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), tetanus, diphtheria…
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Measles and rubella eliminated in the Americas; more work needed for global elimination

December 8, 2015
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Abstinence-only pledgers at increased risk for HPV, nonmarital pregnancy

May 12, 2016
Risk for human papillomavirus and nonmarital pregnancy increased among adolescents who took “virginity pledges” as part of…

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Perceived nonefficacy cited for mumps vaccine refusals in Japan

May 11, 2016
Recent findings published in Public Health indicated that perceived nonefficacy was significantly associated with mothers in Japan refusing the…

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Concomitant administration of Menveo, other vaccines increases risk for Bell’s palsy

May 9, 2016
BALTIMORE — Concomitant administration of Menveo vaccine with HPV, influenza or Tdap vaccines demonstrated an increased the risk for…

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94% of surveyed elite US universities require vaccines for enrollment

May 5, 2016
BALTIMORE — Data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting indicated that 94% of 129 surveyed top-ranked universities in the United…

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Trumenba provides strong immune response among adolescents, young adults

May 5, 2016
BALTIMORE — Trumenba, a bivalent vaccine for prevention of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B, appears to safely elicit a robust bactericidal…

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Woman with rabies infection, no PEP delivers healthy baby in China

May 4, 2016
Investigators reported that a woman in rural China who was infected with rabies while pregnant and did not receive post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP…

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More effective, timely HPV vaccine recommendations effective at increasing coverage rates

May 2, 2016
BALTIMORE – Improving the quality and increasing the frequency of HPV vaccine recommendations “drastically” increased overall…

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Adolescents with anxiety, depression more likely to exhibit HPV persistence

May 1, 2016
BALTIMORE — Stress and maladaptive coping mechanisms impacted HPV acquisition and persistence among girls and women, indicating a link between…

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Pertussis incidence significantly declines in New York after legislation

April 30, 2016
BALTIMORE — Data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting showed that pertussis incidence decreased by more than 50% after the…

Six measles cases reported in Tennessee outbreak

April 28, 2016
Tennessee Department of Health officials have reported six cases of measles — five among unvaccinated infants and one in an unvaccinated adult…

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