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NIH, FDA win award for meningitis vaccine licensing deal

September 30, 2014

The technology transfer of a low-cost meningitis vaccine earned the NIH and FDA an award for the year’s most outstanding intellectual property licensing deal, according to a press release.

Along with PATH, an international nonprofit health innovation group, and the Serum Institute of India, the federal agencies will be presented with the Licensing Executives Society’s 2014 Deals of Distinction Award at the society’s 50th annual meeting from Oct. 5 to 8 in San Francisco. Since its launch in December 2010, MenAfriVac, the developed serogroup A meningitis vaccine, has been provided to more than 150 million people among 12 African countries. It has a low production cost and does not require constant refrigeration, making it ideal for remote or underdeveloped areas.

In the Journals

Pertussis vaccination did not increase risk for asthma medication use

September 25, 2014
Receipt of pertussis vaccine in infancy did not increase risk for asthma medication use in adolescence, according to study findings in Pediatrics.Hartmut Vogt, MD
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HPV vaccine initiation, parental awareness influenced by provider

September 24, 2014
Provider recommendation facilitates parental awareness of HPV vaccination and vaccination initiation among adolescents, according to study findings in Clinical

Live poliovirus released into Belgian river

September 23, 2014
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control announced that on Sept. 2, about 45 liters of concentrated live poliovirus was “released into the…
5 Questions

A Conversation with Samuel L. Katz, MD

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Immunization An Update

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

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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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Gastroenteritis symptoms more severe in children with rotavirus vs. norovirus

May 2, 2014
BETHESDA, Md. — Children with rotavirus develop more severe gastroenteritis symptoms and are more likely to experience fever, dehydration and…
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Gastroenteritis symptoms more severe in children with rotavirus vs. norovirus

Infectious Diseases in Children, June 2014
BETHESDA, Md. — Children with rotavirus develop more severe gastroenteritis symptoms and are more likely to experience fever, dehydration and…
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Adjuvanted vaccine approval requires careful consideration

May 2, 2014
BETHESDA, Md. — Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, of Vanderbilt University, discusses the use of adjuvants to boost vaccine efficacy. She was part of a…
Editorial

It’s time for more public schools to join the 
fight against cervical cancer

Infectious Diseases in Children, May 2014
Lawren D. Wellisch, MD; Benjamin P. Brown, MD
Since the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices first recommended routine use of the HPV vaccine in 2006, uptake has been discouragingly poor…
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