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Complications common in Spanish children with extrapulmonary TB

July 15, 2016

Recent findings from a Spanish study showed that immigrant status, immune disorders and drug resistance were linked to pediatric extrapulmonary tuberculosis, with 40% of patients presenting with complications.

“Our study describes the epidemiology, clinical spectrum and diagnostic challenges of pediatric [extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB)] in a low-burden region,” Begoña Santiago, PhD, at Hospital General Universitario Gergorio Marañón in Madrid, and colleagues wrote. “Few reports have specifically addressed pediatric EPTB, and this represents the largest series from a low-burden region over the last decades.”

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Meningococcal B outbreak response reveals higher frequency of vaccine-related health events

July 14, 2016
Data from research conducted during an outbreak of serogroup B meningococcal disease on a university campus revealed that vaccine-related health events occurred more…

Arizona measles outbreak grows to 22 confirmed cases

July 12, 2016
An outbreak of measles associated with a private Arizona immigration detention center has grown to 22 confirmed cases, according to news releases from the Arizona…
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Maternal influenza vaccination linked to reduced respiratory illness among infants

July 11, 2016
Infants born to mothers who received influenza vaccine during pregnancy were less likely to be hospitalized for acute respiratory illnesses during influenza season…
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Navigating Parental Vaccine Hesitancy

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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

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Bexsero vaccine booster effective for waning immunity

February 9, 2016
Recent findings in a phase 2b trial showed that a booster dose for the three-dose serogroup B meningococcal vaccine can overcome waning immunity…

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Oregon teen’s death linked to rare measles complication

February 8, 2016
The Oregon Health Authority reported that the 2015 death of a boy aged 14 years was the result of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, a rare but…

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Rapidly waning Tdap offers little long-term protection against pertussis

February 5, 2016
Tdap vaccine waned rapidly and provided only limited, short-term protection against pertussis when administered to adolescents as a booster for DTaP…

Chickenpox, shingles vaccine associated with corneal inflammation

February 4, 2016
Analysis of case reports identified an association between the varicella zoster vaccine and keratitis in both children and adults, according to…

Infant among new cases of vaccine-derived polio reported in Laos

February 4, 2016
Two additional cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 have been reported in Laos, amid ongoing outbreak response activities…

Ruling in Michigan significantly reduces nonmedical vaccine waivers

February 3, 2016
Preliminary data showed that an administrative rule in Michigan, requiring parents to meet with health officials before receiving a nonmedical…

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AAP updates policy statement on immunization schedule

February 2, 2016
The AAP has released an updated policy statement to reflect changes made by the CDC to this year’s childhood and adolescent immunization…

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Booster vaccine against HBV not needed, researchers find

February 1, 2016
A majority of Alaska natives showed signs of protection against hepatitis B virus infection 30 years after receiving a primary vaccination series…

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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

January 22, 2016 Expires: 1/21/2017
During the last decade, several new vaccines, including the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap), human…

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LAIV inferior to inactivated vaccine for influenza AH1N1 in children

January 21, 2016
Live-attenuated influenza vaccine was not as effective as inactivated vaccine at protecting children and adolescents against the influenza…

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