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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 outbreak and create barriers in achieving immunization quality benchmarks, according to study data.

Prior studies have found that vaccine refusal and delay are associated with increased risk for measles and pertussis outbreaks, as well as higher individual risks for measles, pertussis, varicella and pneumococcal infections.

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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 years.Bexsero (Novartis)…
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Disneyland measles outbreak spreads; AAP urges vaccination

January 23, 2015
The California Department of Public Health has confirmed 59 cases of measles among California residents that are linked to Disneyland or Disney California Adventure…

Measles outbreak in California spreads from Disneyland to high school

January 21, 2015
Eighteen cases of measles have been confirmed in Orange County, Calif., according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.On Jan. 7, the California Department of Public…
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A Conversation with David W. Kimberlin, MD, FAAP

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Immunization An Update

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

In the current environment of increasing vaccine refusal, the pediatrician has a powerful role to play as a trusted…
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Student education, immunization requirements necessary to prevent outbreaks on college campuses

November 28, 2014
NEW YORK — James C. Turner, MD, executive director of the department of student health and the National Social…
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Effective implementation of nine-valent HPV vaccination could prevent majority of cervical cancers

October 1, 2014
Most cervical precancers appear to be caused by one of nine types of HPV, according to study results.The findings suggest an investigational…
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Meningococcal disease: An update on meningococcal B vaccination

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2014
Steven B. Black, MD
Meningococcal disease may be relatively rare, but it remains a serious public health concern because of the high risk for mortality and severe…
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Preteen presents with erythema of her right foot

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2014
James H. Brien, DO
An 11-year-old female is admitted to the hospital with swelling, pain and erythema of her right foot. James H. BrienThe history of this problem began…

NIH, FDA win award for meningitis vaccine licensing deal

September 30, 2014
The technology transfer of a low-cost meningitis vaccine earned the NIH and FDA an award for the year’s most outstanding intellectual property…
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Pertussis vaccination did not increase risk for asthma medication use

September 25, 2014
Receipt of pertussis vaccine in infancy did not increase risk for asthma medication use in adolescence, according to study findings in…
In the Journals

HPV vaccine initiation, parental awareness influenced by provider

September 24, 2014
Provider recommendation facilitates parental awareness of HPV vaccination and vaccination initiation among adolescents, according to study findings…

Live poliovirus released into Belgian river

September 23, 2014
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control announced that on Sept. 2, about 45 liters of concentrated live poliovirus was “released…
St. Louis University to test sofosbuvir/ribavirin in pediatric HCV cases

St. Louis University to test sofosbuvir/ribavirin in pediatric HCV cases

September 23, 2014
Researchers at Saint Louis University will begin study enrollment to test the safety and efficacy of sofosbuvir with ribavirin to treat hepatitis C…
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Partnership aims to benefit school-located vaccination programs

September 23, 2014
School-located vaccination programs, despite their benefits, struggle to remain financially sustainable, according to study data published in…
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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…
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