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Texas mumps cases, some involving spring breakers, reach 23-year high

April 19, 2017

Texas is advising health care providers about a surge in mumps cases in the state, including some that have been linked to a popular spring break destination.

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), 221 mumps cases have been reported in multiple outbreaks as of April 12, the most in Texas since 1994.

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Maternal Tdap vaccine reduced infant pertussis risk by 91% in first 2 months

April 18, 2017
Children whose mothers received the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine during pregnancy exhibited a 91% reduced risk of pertussis within the first 2 months
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Rate of fatal measles complication high in unvaccinated children

April 12, 2017
Researchers reported that the incidence of a rare but fatal measles complication known as subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, or SSPE, in unvaccinated children may be…

On the brink of eradication: Polio over 30 years

Infectious Diseases in Children, April 2017
To mark our 30th anniversary, Infectious Diseases in Children will be examining some of the chronic conditions and infectious diseases that have impacted pediatric care

Maternal Immunization: An Update for Pediatricians

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1.Discuss the current recommendations for vaccination during pregnancy in the United States…
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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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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: Flublok demonstrates superior efficacy over IIV

April 21, 2016
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Maternal immunization confers needed infant protection against influenza, pertussis

November 20, 2016
NEW YORK — C. Mary Healy, MD, of the infectious diseases section at Baylor College of Medicine, discusses the importance of maternal…

WHO gains funds needed to launch pilot implementation of malaria vaccine

November 20, 2016
A $15 million grant from The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will go toward a project that allows WHO and its partners to…

In the Journals

Delaying Gardasil uptake, completion incurs infection, abnormalities

November 18, 2016
Delayed uptake and longer times between doses of HPV vaccine accrued increased rates of infection and cervical cytological abnormalities, per data…

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Decline in pulmonary TB hospitalizations among children not associated with PCV

November 16, 2016
Researchers in South Africa found no temporal association between hospitalizations for children with culture-confirmed pulmonary tuberculosis and…


DNA-based Zika vaccine development continues after promising early data

November 10, 2016
PHILADELPHIA – The Wistar Institute recently hosted a Q&A discussion panel event during which researchers shared promising new developments…

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Triggered vaccination campaigns could reduce size, severity of measles outbreaks

November 8, 2016
Supplemental vaccination campaigns triggered by measles outbreaks could significantly reduce incidence and prevent more severe outbreaks, with…

Apnea/bradycardia non-recurrent with DTwP vaccine in low-birth-weight infants

November 4, 2016
NEW ORLEANS – Immunization with diphtheria, tetanus and whole cell pertussis did not increase or cause recurrence risk for apnea/bradycardia in…

Search for RSV vaccine includes new target

November 4, 2016
A vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, has long remained out of reach for researchers, but a drug that takes aim at a novel target has…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Researchers make progress in norovirus vaccine development

October 30, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — John J. Treanor, MD, chief of infectious diseases at the University of Rochester Medical Center, reviews several vaccine…

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Fatal measles complication more common than previously understood

October 28, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis — a 100% fatal complication of measles — occurs much more often than previously…

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