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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 suggest.

“Outpatient gastroenteritis encounters were modestly increased in some age categories,” CDC researchers wrote in TheJournal of Infectious Diseases. “One explanation could be that rotavirus illness occurred in some vaccinated households but was less severe because of lower overall shedding of wild-type rotavirus passed from a previously vaccinated infant (compared to an unvaccinated infant), so that care is more frequently received as an outpatient only and less frequently at a higher level.”

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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 presented at a…
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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, Australia.Helen E. Quinn
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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, MD, MSc, of the…
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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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Tdap during pregnancy did not increase adverse events for mother or child

May 15, 2014
The risk of adverse events for mother and child were not increased when the mother was given the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine…
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First attempt at cocoon vaccination ineffective against pertussis

May 13, 2014
Cocoon vaccination of children and adolescents was unsuccessful in protecting newborns in Belgium from pertussis. Therefore, the program is expanding…
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2013 New York measles outbreak reached 58 cases

May 12, 2014
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — In 2013, 58 cases of measles occurred in New York City among residents of two Orthodox Jewish Communities…
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Perceived risks still influence pregnant women’s intent to vaccinate

May 11, 2014
BETHESDA, Md. — Future vaccination promotion efforts should target pregnant women’s concerns about the severity of pertussis to infants…
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UTMB researchers to develop universal flu vaccine

May 10, 2014
University of Texas Medical Branch researchers have been awarded a $4.4 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases…
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Curriculum developed to improve vaccine uptake

May 8, 2014
BETHESDA, Md. — Researchers are developing a new curriculum to educate children and adolescents about immunization to reduce vaccine hesitancy…
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Text message reminders improved uptake of second dose of flu vaccine

May 8, 2014
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Use of text message reminders to help promote delivery of a second dose of influenza vaccine in a low-income…
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Despite pertussis epidemic, vaccination rates remained stable

May 6, 2014
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Despite a pertussis outbreak in Washington state, no differences in vaccination rates were found among infants…

WHO: Wild poliovirus transmission international concern

May 5, 2014
Margaret Chan, PhD, the director-general of WHO, declared the spread of wild poliovirus a public health emergency of international concern based on…
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Sanofi Pasteur releases dengue vaccine results

May 4, 2014
Sanofi Pasteur recently announced the success of its dengue vaccine candidate. Phase 3 study results show the vaccine significantly reduced dengue…
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