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Dengvaxia increases risk for dengue virus in low-transmission areas

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, according to recent study findings published in Science.

“If someone has never been exposed to dengue, [Dengvaxia] seems to act like a silent infection,” Neil M. Ferguson, DPhil, director of the MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modeling at Imperial College London, said in a press release. “The initial exposure to the virus from the vaccine primes the immune system, so when they are infected again, the symptoms are more likely to be severe.”

In the Journals

Timely vaccinations, improved recordkeeping may reduce mortality rates in India

September 26, 2016
Timely and accurately recorded vaccination may help to reduce morbidity and mortality of Indian children from vaccine-preventable diseases, according to published study…
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FDA grants fast track designation for malaria vaccine

September 22, 2016
Sanaria announced today that it has received fast track designation from the FDA for its investigational malaria vaccine, the only one of its kind to receive such a…
In the Journals

Intussusception hospitalizations rise in some infants after initial RV vaccination

September 22, 2016
A spike in intussusception hospitalization rates occurred in children aged 8 to 11 weeks after children received initial doses of RotaTeq or Rotarix vaccine for…
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Adolescent Immunization: 2015 and Beyond

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
In the last decade, the approach to adolescent immunizations has changed substantially. At ages 11 or 12 years, routine…
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Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinate has been a growing problem in the past 2-3 decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

May 12, 2015
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HPV vaccination increases among teens with health-seeking behaviors

April 21, 2016
BALTIMORE — HPV vaccination rates increased among high-risk urban youth with health-seeking behaviors, highlighting the significant influence…

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VIDEO: Flublok demonstrates superior efficacy over IIV

April 21, 2016
BALTIMORE — Lisa M. Dunkle, MD, chief medical officer and head of clinical research at Protein Sciences Corp., discusses results from a recent…

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VIDEO: William Schaffner, MD, discusses ACVR highlights

April 20, 2016
BALTIMORE — William Schaffner, MD, an Infectious Disease News Editorial Board member and medical director of the National Foundation for…

Top stories for National Infant Immunization Week 2016

April 20, 2016
This week National Infant Immunization Week is being held to promote awareness for the vital role vaccinations play in protecting infants from…

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VIDEO: Recent progress in development of universal flu vaccine

April 19, 2016
BALTIMORE — Peter Palese, PhD, professor and chair of microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, discusses recent progress…

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VIDEO: New approaches needed to address vaccine resistance

April 19, 2016
BALTIMORE — Gregory A. Poland, MD, head of the Vaccine Research Group at the Mayo Clinic, discusses the reasons for vaccine resistance and…

World marks switchover to bivalent oral polio vaccine

April 15, 2016
Between April 17 and May 1, 155 countries and territories around the world will stop using the trivalent oral polio vaccine and begin using a…

In the Journals

PCV13 vaccine deemed effective in preventing pneumococcal disease

April 13, 2016
The majority of pediatric patients who received the 13-valuent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in this study showed no signs of pneumococcal disease…

In the Journals

Rotavirus gastroenteritis creates $50 million annual burden in Malaysia

April 12, 2016
Recent findings published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal showed that annual rotavirus gastroenteritis incidence in Malaysia resulted in…

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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

April 28, 2016 Expires: 4/27/2017
During the last decade, several new vaccines, including the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap), human…

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