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Policies needed to address endemic polio in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria

November 25, 2014

NEW YORK — Walter A. Orenstein, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, offers his perspective on some of the greatest challenges to global polio eradication: countries in which poliomyelitis is considered to be ‘endemic’ and have never terminated indigenous transmission.

While polio case numbers have decreased by more than 99% since the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was formed, Orenstein notes that polio can be imported from ‘endemic’ countries — Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria— to infect children in other countries if adequate vaccination is not maintained.

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Education is key to help protect patients from animal bites

November 24, 2014
NEW YORK — Educating patients on animal interaction and pet selection is one way physicians can contribute to the prevention of animal bites, according to a…
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Lack of effective strategies available to address vaccine-hesitant parents

November 23, 2014
NEW YORK — Sean T. O'Leary, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado, discusses the lack of proven evidence-based strategies to…
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Global polio eradication requires domestic, international support

November 23, 2014
NEW YORK — During his keynote address at the 2014 Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium, Walter A. Orenstein, MD, praised the significant progress in global…
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Congress called to address health, safety of illegal immigrants

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CDC offers interim guidance on polio vaccination for travel

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Webinar, in-person consultations increased pediatric vaccination coverage

July 7, 2014
Webinar consultations of the CDC’s Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, and eXchange program were just as effective as in-person consultations in…
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Greater abundance of stool microbiota linked to higher vaccine response in infants

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A significant abundance of stool Actinobacteria, particularly Bifidobacterium, was tied to higher responses to oral and parenteral vaccines and a…

Effective surveillance led to control of 2013 cholera outbreak in Mexico

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Ongoing microbiologic surveillance of Vibrio cholerae infection in Mexico successfully controlled an outbreak in the La Huasteca region within 13…
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Vaccine transparency can increase confidence, immunization rates

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