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As measles count rises, CDC encourages MMR vaccination

January 29, 2015

Since Jan. 1, 84 cases of measles across 14 states have been reported, 67 of which have been linked to the outbreak stemming from Disneyland resort theme parks, according to the CDC.

Most of the measles cases associated with initial exposure at the Disneyland parks have occurred in California, followed by Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Oregon, Washington and Utah.

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Arizona tracking hundreds of people after possible measles exposure

January 29, 2015
Public health officials in Arizona are monitoring 1,000 people, including 195 children who may have been exposed to measles, stemming from the outbreak that originated…

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…
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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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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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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…
In the Journals

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…
Thomas R. Frieden In the Journals

Influenza vaccinations urged for young, middle-aged adults

September 19, 2014
Influenza vaccination rates have increased overall, but rates among healthy adults younger than 65 years remain less than 40%, according to new data…
In the JournalsPerspective

Tdap cocooning against pertussis effective in Australian cohort

September 18, 2014
Recent data show a government-funded cocoon program was effective in protecting newborns from pertussis during an epidemic in New South Wales…
In the JournalsPerspective

Genetic, structural defects triggered epileptic seizures after vaccination

September 17, 2014
Recent data show that genetic or structural defects were the common underlying cause of epilepsy onset after routine vaccination. Nienke E. Verbeek
Jessica Fishman In the JournalsPerspective

Parental, adolescent knowledge of HPV unrelated to vaccination status

September 16, 2014
Recent data show parental and adolescent knowledge of HPV and HPV vaccination was not associated with adolescent vaccination among a predominantly…
In the Journals

CDC: Varicella surveillance requires improvement in US

September 15, 2014
Although varicella surveillance has significantly increased, some areas require improvement, such as data transmission from local jurisdictions to…
In the Journals

Order of vaccine administration could influence patient compliance with HPV4 vaccine

September 5, 2014
Although adolescent girls reported more arm pain after receiving quadrivalent HPV vaccines, physicians should consider administering it prior to…
In the Journals

CDC: HCPs should heed short shelf life of LAIV

September 4, 2014
A significant number of expired doses of live attenuated influenza vaccine doses were administered between 2007 and 2014, according to a recent…
Stan Block In the Journals

HPV4 vaccine safe, effective 8 years post-vaccination

September 3, 2014
Three doses of quadrivalent HPV vaccine provided protection against disease and persistent infection for more than 8 years, according to recent study…
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