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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 nine-valent HPV vaccine — manufactured by Merck and currently under review by the FDA — could prevent cervical cancers more effectively than current vaccines, according to study results.

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 licensing deal…
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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 Pediatrics.Hartmut Vogt, MD
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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 in Clinical
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The Vicar of Vicarious Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Pediatric Annals, June 2014, Volume 43 Issue 6
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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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Wild poliovirus found in sewage in Brazil

June 23, 2014
Health officials in Brazil isolated wild poliovirus type 1 from sewage samples collected in March from the Viracopos International Airport in the…
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Two doses of varicella vaccine more effective than one

June 23, 2014
A two dose regimen of varicella vaccine provided more protection than a one dose regimen among school-aged children, according to study findings in…
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The Vicar of Vicarious Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Pediatric Annals, June 2014, Volume 43 Issue 6
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Pertussis cases reach epidemic proportions in California

June 17, 2014
California has reported more than 800 cases of pertussis in the past 2 weeks, and the number of cases has reached epidemic proportions, according to…
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Seizures, skin lesions common indicators of HSV in infants

June 16, 2014
Physicians should consider herpes simplex virus meningoencephalitis among infants aged younger than 3 months, especially if infants experience…
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WHO: Two doses of measles vaccine needed in eastern Mediterranean region

June 13, 2014
To achieve measles elimination in the eastern Mediterranean region, an increase in second-dose vaccination is needed, particularly in countries with…

CDC: Progress made in global polio eradication since 2012

June 10, 2014
In the past 2 years, there has been significant progress toward polio eradication despite an upsurge of cases in 2013, according to a report in…
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MMRV vaccine increased risk for febrile seizures

June 10, 2014
Canadian children who received the combination measles-mumps-rubella-varicella vaccine were at twice the risk for febrile seizures compared with…
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Varicella incidence rates decrease while vaccination rates increase

June 9, 2014
Varicella incidence and hospitalization rates have decreased among children since the introduction of varicella vaccine 15 years ago, according to…
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IPD, pneumonia rates remain high among children with chronic conditions

June 5, 2014
Despite widespread use of 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and an overall decline in rates of invasive pneumococcal disease, pneumonia, and…
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