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Maternal immunization protects infants against influenza for 8 weeks

July 25, 2016

Influenza vaccination during pregnancy protected infants against the illness for a limited duration of 8 weeks, a recent study reported.

“The incidence of influenza illness among infants is high and is associated with a substantial increase in outpatient visits and hospitalizations during the influenza season, especially among infants younger than 6 months of age,” Marta C. Nunes, PhD, of the respiratory and meningeal pathogens research unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, and colleagues wrote. “While active annual influenza vaccination is the most efficient mode for the prevention of influenza, current vaccines are poorly immunogenic and not licensed for use for infants younger than 6 months of age.”

Complications common in Spanish children with extrapulmonary TB

July 15, 2016
Recent findings from a Spanish study showed that immigrant status, immune disorders and drug resistance were linked to pediatric extrapulmonary tuberculosis, with 40% of…
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Meningococcal B outbreak response reveals higher frequency of vaccine-related health events

July 14, 2016
Data from research conducted during an outbreak of serogroup B meningococcal disease on a university campus revealed that vaccine-related health events occurred more…

Arizona measles outbreak grows to 22 confirmed cases

July 12, 2016
An outbreak of measles associated with a private Arizona immigration detention center has grown to 22 confirmed cases, according to news releases from the Arizona…
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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 Objectives 1.Review the current epidemiology of meningococcal disease in children. 2. Discuss the…
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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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Seasonal influenza vaccination during pregnancy reduces stillbirths

March 31, 2016
Women who received seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine during pregnancy were 51% less likely to experience stillbirth than those who did not receive…

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Two-dose varicella vaccine more effective than one dose

March 28, 2016
Recent findings published in Pediatrics suggested that the two-dose varicella vaccine was more effective than the single-dose vaccine. “During…

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HPV vaccine effective for low-income minority females

March 24, 2016
Recent findings published in JAMA Pediatrics indicated that the quadrivalent HPV vaccine was effective for low-income, high-risk minority females…

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Intentional vaccine avoidance causes most measles cases

March 22, 2016
The majority of measles and pertussis cases during outbreaks with comprehensive vaccine data were a result of intentional vaccine refusal, according…

App guides pregnant women on infections, vaccinations

March 20, 2016
Researchers at Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust developed a mobile application that educates pregnant women and new…

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Expert opinions on measles-specific vaccine exemptions vary widely

March 18, 2016
While conventional approaches to mandating vaccine compliance have focused on broadly eliminating all nonmedical vaccine exemptions for school…

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Nepal makes significant progress toward measles elimination

March 17, 2016
Measles elimination strategies in Nepal have significantly reduced the annual number of suspected cases and increased national single-dose measles…

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Dengue vaccine shows full protection in human challenge model

March 16, 2016
A dengue vaccine currently in phase 3 development was 100% effective at preventing the disease, according to the results of a small clinical trial in…

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Hardly harmless: The dangerous tradition of ‘pox parties’

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2016
Walter A. Orenstein, MD; Julie R. Garon, MPH
Varicella, more commonly known as chickenpox, was previously thought of as a harmless rite of passage for all children. Before the development of an…

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Norovirus-driven gastroenteritis in Quebec more common after start of rotavirus vaccine

March 3, 2016
After Quebec initiated a rotavirus vaccination program in 2011, norovirus became more prevalent than rotavirus in cases of pediatric gastroenteritis…

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